The Navy Has Decided.

At the bar ready to hear their fate. Then at the tie-cutting ceremony.

Today was a complete rush of emotions, I didn’t know it was possible to feel so many about something we already felt peace about! We have honestly been avoiding thinking too much about it because you really just don’t know!! Well, we finally do know actually, and the Navy has decided that Nick will continue on to Advanced training for Rotary! Helicopters! If you didn’t know, before Nick commissioned and became an officer, he served as a Rescue Swimmer on the enlisted side. That meant he lived and breathed by the flight schedule in the back of helicopter for the first 8 years of his career, now it’s his turn to sit in the front πŸ˜‰ (He’s 11 years in now for those of you counting/wondering.)

The one question we’ve been asked about 100 times since we shared with friends and family is “how do you feel?” And my husband joked, I’ve never had so many people ask me about my feelings!! LOL We are excited, there were pro’s and con’s to every aircraft platform and helos have plenty of pro’s, we truly are ready for this next chapter. That means we will get to stay in Pensacola for another 8-12 months and then he will be winged a Naval Aviator and we’ll be onto his FRS duty station (the possibilities are seriously endless, maybe Jacksonville, maybe San Diego, maybe Virginia.. ahh!) We are grateful and just READY to keep going, we can’t wait for the day that he checks into his first operational command where we’ll get to settle in for a few years. We’ll finally be able to catch our breath! (Maybe lol)

The training helicopters Nick will be in next.

Eli watching the tie-cutting ceremony and Nick’s friends who came to watch him select. We love that with the military, there’s always a good chance you’ll see your friends again.

Bri (not me, my friend LOL!) snapped a photo of us at the Fish House where we celebrated!

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