Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Official

The big day came last week...Brad officially became a commander!  The best part is that the Air Force sent us to Germany for command.  Oh, and not just anywhere in Germany--Spangdahlem!  It is gorgeous here, very rural & there are vineyards everywhere you look.  We feel so blessed to be here.

Back to the Change of Command.  The girls were looking forward to 'Daddy's Party' because cake would be involved.  Well, they had another surprise too...
Good old Sparky was part of the festivities.
One girl liked him...

One, not so much...  :)

The serious part of the day...
from L to R:
Colonel Calisti, Lt Col Bill Kale, & Brad

This picture didn't turn out to great, but here Brad is taking the guidon.
He is officially taking command.
What a surreal moment it was.
I'm so proud of him, but a little in shock that we're really at this point!
Just think, we were little ol' lieutenants when we met!  :)

We are excited to be here, and excited to be a part of this squadron & base.  I know Brad will do a great job...he always takes care of his people & will work hard for his bosses.  One thing I know about him, he doesn't do anything half way.

I can't wait to meet all the spouses & families.  We have a busy 2 years ahead of us, and I'm looking forward to all the adventures.  And baking.  It's going to fly by, so we want to make the most of it!

Wish our families could have been here for the special day, but it's a long way to go for a 15 minute ceremony!  Come & visit us if you is amazing here!


Mom Waggs said...

Oops - think you got an email from me also. Wondered why it was such a pain! Brad looks great - we are very proud of him. Good picture on the wall! Get in your house soon I want to check out those vineyards!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see LBJ as a commander, by far the best leader to have the privilege to work for.