THe Harting Family

THe Harting Family

Monday, April 26, 2010

Military Monday

I have had the best weekend in a long time. No moving, no packing and no obligations! After a really emotional week it was so nice to just have time with my family. Friday night my son did an all night Relay for Life. It was a great event and since we are now living in New Bern we were right around the corner from the event which allowed us to bring our son pizza and tents and best of all my hubs was able to see Michael do his thing with his Cadets. Pretty much a full circle moment from the days we dropped Michael off at events as a freshmen and now as a Senior and the Commanding Officer to boot. The Cadets did a great job and my son was proud of them all. He got home about 9am on Saturday and we still had the "big" surprise for him. We were taking him to see the Silent Drill Platoon. He is a HUGE fan and has wanted to see them forever but we just haven't been able to get him to see them. So under the guise of going to my graduation (which is in June) we told him that was where he was going. I knew if he thought he was going somewhere for me he would do so willingly without complaint. I really wanted to get a great "surprise" video of him when he realized where he was but I didn't ... he realized I was videoing and he stayed stoic. But he was surprised for sure. It was so much fun watching them again through his eyes, it made it the best I had ever seen them. On Sunday we had a surprise visit from one of my hubs old Marines from Embassy Duty. We just hung out and had dinner and caught up on our lives. The group of us that were posted together in West Africa are a tight group. I don't think you can live in West Africa with a group of people with out it bonding you for life. Here are some pics, enjoy..we had the best time.

You can take all your celebrities and they will never measure up to the men who wear this uniform..justsayin

Michael made a straight line to the SDP Captain, he wanted to get information on being an Infantry Officer.


You better pass muster!

Look how sharp they look.

This is easily my favorite part of the SDP ! Don't mess with them. FYI, all members of SDP are Infantry Marines.


Renee said...

How wonderful! Your son is so handsome in his uniform!!I'm glad you had a great weekend and I hope it keeps going!

USMCWIFE said...

Hi Renee..thanks for the wonderful comment but that isn't my son, my son is on the left with the read hair and the black polo. My hubs is on the right. The handsome young man in the Blues is a member of the Silent Drill Platoon. My son is a Sr. in highschool on his way to ROTC/w Marine option.

Paula said...

Beautiful pictures. I do love a man in uniform, even if it's a very young one. Our son is in his first year of JROTC in North Dakota. He's coming to live with us as we move to Rhode Island and I can't WAIT to experience all this with him.
I'm glad you had a nice relaxing weekend. You certainly deserved it.

USMCWIFE said...

Yes, it is hard to not look good in that uniform. I think NJROTC is awesome for kids. My son really bloomed in NJROTC and it is the driving force for him wanting to go to college (ROTC). My hubs was gone a lot during our sons high school time so the mentorship of the Capt and 1stSgt at the unit was priceless. My son adores his dad and wants nothing more than to emulate him and make us proud. He has tenfold. I hope you enjoy your sons time at NJROTC as much as I did ours.

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!