I am very proud to announce that today my Hubs is a Captain in the Air Force! I told him that as soon as he pined on Captain I was going to start calling him my Cappy :) At first he wasn’t very thrilled but when I wouldn’t stop he finally gave in and said that I was the only one allowed to call him that (so it’s Captain to all you folks)!
The Hubs had his promotion ceremony on Thursday before the holiday weekend. The Major who was performing the ceremony told him that he could have it any where he wanted in the area (like the liberty bell or the empire state building)! Although there were a lot of really memorable locations he decided that it was more important for him to have his fellow service men and friends there (which probably wouldn’t have happened if he would have done it in one of those locations). Captain Hubs decided to have the ceremony before the morning meeting.
For the promotion ceremony it is usually up to the officer being promoted to provide refreshments (which was us). Since it was at 7:15am we went with coffee and coffee cake. I got up really early that morning, put on my domestic hat and made my mom’s famous coffee cake (basically bisquick recipe with a twist) and then we picked up Dunkin Donuts coffee for the group. I always get nervous when going to these things, especially knowing that I am going to be the only civilian and have to pin on the Hubs captain bars..scary!
Luckily it all went off without a hitch! I got to put a lot of faces to the names I have heard numerous times and every one was super nice! I was so proud to be there supporting my Hubby and hearing His higher ranking officers brag on him..yes he is pretty much amazing!
Oh and don’t worry I didn’t mess up the pinning too much, I told the Hubs I wouldn’t be at all offended if he had to readjust the pin once the ceremony was over!
I always love getting to hear him take the oath of office!
It was a lot better of a turn out than he thought it would be and I am so very very proud of him. He works hard everyday and I love seeing the respect he has earned from service men that he works over, under and with! I also cannot tell a lie.. the raise is nice too :)
Here are some of my favorite pics from promotion day..
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! Stay tuned for updates on the rest of our life right now..