Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Old North State

The news everyone has been waiting for (trust me, you've been waiting for it): We're going to North Carolina!!! Daniel will be stationed with the 82nd airborne as a Medical Service officer so he's really excited about that, but I'm pretty sure I'm a LOT more excited than he is. My grandma thinks I never liked it out here in Utah/Idaho because I'm SO excited to get back out to the lovely east coast. (Utah and Idaho are great, by the way. But the east coast is about a bazillion times better).

Anyway, how about an update? My cousin berated me for taking over two months to update my blog...

In April, Daniel commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant! I sang the national anthem for the ceremony and he was more nervous for me than I was. It was a great ceremony and both our families came. Daniel got the Kalunky (sp?) award, which is the top award the ROTC offers! I've always known he's the best, now he has an award to prove it!

That same weekend, Daniel's little sister got married! My favorite quote that sums up the experience was when Daniel said, "I don't know how you managed it, but you both married down!" Ok so maybe that's not how we really feel. But he really said it. Then wrote it in their cute little sign-in book. We're good siblings.

This past weekend we headed down to Moab where Daniel ran in his second Red Rock Relay. He had a team with a bunch of other army guys and they came in third place! We had a lot of fun "camping" (in a travel trailer) with my parents and visiting the national parks down there. And we saw a bear on the side of the road when we were cheering Daniel on during the race!

His team placed third of about 160 teams! They're kind of a big deal.

So for the next few months we'll be splitting time between my family and his (which means we get to drive between Texas and Idaho over and over and over again...) and then we'll head to Ft. Bragg in October! We're excited to see our family out there more often and I get to be back on the east coast!!!

So there's my update. I hope everyone is happy!


  1. Congrats!! And who will you be calling on your trips to Idaho???? :)

  2. Hmm.. well there's Shawn and Summer... and my parents... and I just can't think of anyone else!! :P

  3. Congrats! Are you moving to Fort Bragg? Seth and I live in Fayetteville right now, we will have to get together!