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A 30-something living in the foothills of the Virginia mountains; I'm saved by grace, addicted to coffee and my little sister is my best friend! I devote most of my time to exploring, reading, attending as many Nationals games as possible and documenting life here. My Prince Charming got lost somewhere along the way...but I'm trying to remain hopeful that true love exists.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Photo Dump - Part Two

Oh gosh - I've done so much on so little sleep in the past three days that I can't believe I'm still functioning - thankfully today has next to nothing on the schedule and if I want to, I can just stare at the Rockies off the deck of the house we're staying in. I've got some more photos to share...all 400+ will be uploaded to Facebook at some point...till now, this will have to do! Ha-ha!

Cadet Wing Parade on Monday morning.

A panoramic shot of Stillman Parade Field & the 40 Squadrons of the Cadet Wing.

The Thunderbirds arrived at USAFA around 11:30 on Monday....& then proceeded to show off for about 30 minutes....

Lindsey posing by the trophy case for one of the two Squadron awards that her squadron won - go CS16!

With her class crest - way to go kiddo - you've made it!

Ha-ha...brace yourself Colorado Springs!

Singing her heart out at her final Echelon performance!

Sipping a Blood Drop by the fire pit at Aaron's graduation party!

The Cadet Wing, lined up for the graduation parade on Tuesday!

Cadet Squadron 16 steps out of the formation - they have symbolically left the Cadet Wing...

With my little cadet....on her last day as a cadet!

Recieving her plaque for being one of eight (out of 995) to be nominated for the Roslyn Schulte Leadership & Character Development Award!

What I was charged with hanging on to for the afternoon - the all important butter bars.

Dad, Lindsey & Sam in their mess dress - they certainly don't look a mess, ha!

Sam makes a pre-commissioning ceremony adjustment to Lindsey's uniform....

Family photo with our new 2nd Lieutenant!

Lindsey found the Thunderbird pilot(s) as soon as she got in the door of the graduation reception - talk about a one track mind!

The view from Vandenberg Hall.....

The Summerlins!

Graduation 2014 - It was a WARM day!

The future 2L have entered the stadium - way to go class of 2014!

A cuddly baby selfie with Evie! We were both rocking our floppy hats!

Lindsey gets her diploma!

Class of 2014 - You are dismissed!

The T-birds putting on a post-graduation show!

So proud of this new 2nd Lieutenant! 

9(ish) years later - a dream a long time in the making becomes reality.

And now it's time to party!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Weekend Photo Dump

I'll do a (much) longer post about the week that is about to happen - I assure you, there will be so much happening in the next week that it may warrant more than one post. Until I have the time to give Lindsey's graduation week the post(s) it deserves, I'll be doing daily or every other day photo dumps...so enjoy!

Colorado bound with my sweet seat mate!

NOLA from the air...

Flying over Lake Pontchartrain!

Do you see the Mississippi river? I do!

Yeah - I took a LOT of pictures from the air....

Once more....

Clouds, clouds everywhere...

Big puffs of cotton!

Flying always leaves me in such awe - we are blessed to live in a world filled with wonder.

About to descend through the soupy clouds into Colorado...

The first glimpse of the mile high city...lovely!

And once more, before we landed!

So happy to see this little lovey again - hadn't seen her since Christmas!

If this isn't food porn, I don't know what is. It was delicious!

Sunday morning sunshine!

Selfie with the graduation week house!

Our home away from home for the week of graduation....

A late afternoon storm forming over the mountains.

At the entrance to the Superintendent's House for the reception - smile!

The fine china was set out - a VIP was coming for dinner...

A look at the menu & the guest of honor - also Lindsey's graduation speaker.

Sunday afternoon mimosas & refreshments at the Superintendent reception.

Having a deep discussion with one of the many instructors on hand...

Petting one of the Falcons!

Hi there birdie!

A band providing some music for the afternoon - so nice!

The sun begins to set behind Pike's Peak!

So proud of our (almost) 2nd Lieutenant!

Lindsey & I were just cracked up by how completely different our feet look - can you guess which foot belongs to which Summerlin?

The seesaw in the backyard provided at least thirty minutes of solid entertainment!

Sister selfie!

The guard cat admitting us to the house...
And that's all for now...I'll do another photo dump in just a few days! Till then - have a great Memorial Day!