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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Friday, September 19, 2008

A Proud Moment

Last night, Andy graduated from Airman Leadership School (ALS). That means he is now officially a Staff Sergeant. They had a fancy dinner, with lots of very high ranking people there 
to celebrate the graduation of 32 people. It was exciting for me, because I am almost never around high ranking people. I am almost never around anyone military at all, except for a few spouses, and Andy. Side note... look Kelsey. I wore the bridesmaid dress. It was perfect! This picture was taken at the end of the evening, picking up the boys at the neighbors house. 
This is a classic Andy pose. He was pretty stressed out all evening, with all the "big brass" around. By the time we got home, he was very ready to just chill out and be silly. Plus, he was in a very good mood because.....
he won the Distinguished Graduate Award!!! There were 5 awards in all, out of 32 people. His was based on "objective testing, performance appraisals, demonstrated leadership and followership" (whatever that means?). His wasn't the highest award you could get, but it means he was in the top 10 percent of his class. (top 10% of 32 people is top 3, right?) That is pretty dog-gone cool if you ask me, considering he was also taking two college classes, raising two boys, and putting up with a migraine crazed diabetic wife all at the same time! 
 He had today off to recover, which has been fabulous. Funny thing though.... he has weekend duty this weekend, so he has to go to work tomorrow. Isn't that just the way it works? 
 I am just so proud. Give him a high five if you see him, okay? 


mom0ktdid said...

I've never seen Andy in uniform! Fancy! (though that is probably not the word he would want to hear!) I am very happy for you both!!!! HIGH FIVE! Oh, you look very nice in your dress too, though I HAVE seen you in it before...so the effect is kind of lost on me, ha ha!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

We are so proud of you Andy!! Way to go!! It was good talking to you tonight Betsy! I love you!!!!

Marcy said...

Way to go Andy! That's a really big deal and I think it's great! You do look great in that dress, Bethany!

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful. You should both be so proud. He for his hard work and you for being the woman behind the man. Congratulations again!

The Duke Family said...

Congratulations Andy!!! We are so proud of you. Spiffy uniform there, I like that. Bethy, you look great in that dress! Great work from both of you and super congrats on the award!