Friday, August 28, 2009

San Antonio

We got the chance to spend last week in San Antonio, to see my little brother graduate from Lackland Air Force Base basic training. It was a really incredible experience. I can't believe he's all grown up and joining the military. He's changed a lot. It's all "thank you sir" and "yes ma'am". He actually has some manners now. It's quite amazing. We spent the majority of our time at the base. They only had certain times they were allowed to leave. When we first got there we watched the last Airmans Run. We hadn't seen him since his head had been shaved so they all looked the same. It was hard spotting which one was ours. Ours is the bald one in the red shirt. :)

The coin ceremony was really cool. Me and Mom were all crying like the little girls we are. He just looked so handsome in his blues.

The actual graduation ceremony was incredible. It's like you instantly become more patriotic when someone you love is in the military. It's just a rule.

I'm so proud of Nick for what he's accomplished. It is literally Hell there. There's no way I could do it. There is a rule for everything. We were walking through a store on the base and Nick got yelled at for having his hand in his pocket while walking.

They had to run and train in 105 degree weather with pounds of clothing and equipment on. I honestly didn't think my little bro had it in him. He's a man now. He went through a lot. I'm so grateful to all of those men and women that serve our country.

We also got to have a little fun while we were in the great state of Texas. We frequented the River Walk and ate at the BEST mexican restaurant two times. If you ever get the chance to go to San Antonio eat at Casa Rio on the river walk. It's delicious!

The pigeons like it too. They're ready to swarm your table the instant you get up.

We also went to Sea World. I think San Antonio Sea World is better than San Diego. They have big rides and a waterpark.

Don't judge me. It was 105 degrees with 84% humidity. Honestly, it's lucky that I'm not standing here butt naked. I can't believe how pregnant I look in that picture.

We visited the Alamo too. It was interesting to find out that Davey Crockett died there. I love visiting historic sites like that.

Thanks for the fun trip. We had a lot of good laughs. We sure love ya Nick, and are so proud of you!


Carrie and Jesse said...

I LOVE military uniforms. It really makes you so proud to see them like that. Plus, I just watched Pearl Harbor recently and I'm all emotional! You look very pretty pregant. I will be coming down in October when my sister is having a baby. Let me know which day, I might could come! My address is 1831 Landing Drive Apt. E Sanford, Florida 32771. I'm having one September 19th in Riverton. Let me know if you're interested, I'd love to see you, but keeping it very little, so no pressure!