By far, the best part of our weekend was seeing my little brother for the first time in months!! Tommy (the blonde one in the back :-) enlisted in the Marine Corps a year ago. And he has blown us all away with his abilities. Not only was he one of the top guys after boot camp - he graduated an entire rank (pay grade) ahead of most guys, but he has finished Marine Recon training.
I mean, he is bad a$$.
But super humble about it all.
He actually rolled his ankle on the last day of Recon training. It swelled up like a giant softball and he could barely walk. But he finished the last eight miles. Yes, eight miles on a non-functioning ankle. He's like a super hero.
He's being sent to Japan for a bit and then he's hoping to attend sniper school. He's dreamed of doing this since he was a little kid. We're so proud of him. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he travels the world and learns new skills. And rest assured that our country is safer with him in our military :-)
|The crew minus Erik, who was napping on the floor right in front of us. Literally.|
|Our silly face picture. Only 3 participants :-)|