Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Change of Command

Yesterday was a big day for our family. 
 Seth took his first command!
  It's a big honor and he was hand picked for the job.  God definitely orchestrated this job move for many ways.  I am so proud of Seth and his hard work and this amazing accomplishment so early in his Army career!

The start of the Change of Command weekend was a huge surprise for Seth.
His dad drove down from Virginia and Seth had NO idea!

I love the facial expressions and how surprised he was.

Here are the pictures from the ceremony yesterday.
It was at such a great venue...I love the huge American flag. 
 Made you proud to be an American just to stand in front of it.

This little guy had WAY too much fun.
He was a little angel during the ceremony and he was eating up all the military stuff going on everywhere.

Caleb was chomping at the bit to eat some cake so he got to have the first piece.

I am pretty certain that Caleb thought he was just as big as all the other soldiers.  He sat with them and talked to them.  
Seth's dad witnessed a pretty funny situation. 
 All these soldiers sitting beside Caleb stood up to leave and they told Caleb goodbye.  Caleb stood up and saluted them and they all saluted back...without laughing at him.
He thought he was big stuff.
  I wish sooo badly I could've caught that on video, or at least witnessed it myself. 
He was also given TWO coins yesterday and if you know anything about military coins, that's a pretty big honor!
 Caleb loves being on base and loves all the soldiers.

I'm pretty sure the cake was a hit!

After the ceremony and reception, we followed Seth over to his new office.
It's so much nicer than his old one.
We are having a little office decorating party on Friday.
I have all his certificates and diploma's framed and ready to hang.
We also bought him a snazzy name plate for his desk.

It was a great day.
I'm just so proud of my husband.
I know I'm probably driving all my facebook and twitter friends crazy about how proud I am of him, but I just can't help it.
He's a one of a kind man!


Karen said...

I would be totally proud too!!! Looks like it was a wonderful success! Congrats again to him. And I love the dress you wore, it looks awesome.

Jessi said...

That looked awesome! Wish I could have seen Caleb saluting the soldiers too! How adorable! Love you girl!

Jen said...

Looks so good! I'm going to have to steal some ideas for John's (next week!) Congrats to Seth, I know he's going to do great!

Wife, Mama, Teacher said...

This post just warmed my heart so much. I love how much you cherish and support your husband; you don't see that often in young couples (or any couples) nowdays. I love that Seth's dad came into town to totally surprise and support him as he embarks on this new journey in his life. I love how patriotic little Caleb is; he already has pride in his daddy , his military, and his country that people several times his age never have. You have such a wonderful family, and I feel so blessed that our lives crossed paths for the short time that they did because it is such a blessing to know you guys and watch God work in your lives :)

Mary Catherine said...

awww I'm so happy for you guys! This is so exciting.

Ps: Caleb is just too adorable

Meg said...

Aw, congratulations to Seth! You look so pregnantly beautiful. Happy for you all!