Last week was Chris's graduation from boot camp in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. My parents, his mom, his brother, his nephew, and me all drove up to Fort Sill for a few days of Army pride. My parents and I left super early and caught this gorgeous hot pink Texas sunrise on the drive.
The whole ceremony was really cool and a little bit scary. Lots of unison yelling and every movement was coordinated. And LOTS of staring straight ahead with no smiles.
The coolest thing was hearing Chris sing the national anthem before the ceremony. He'd known about it for more than a month but had kept it secret from all of us. He did such a great job and I was so proud. (He's off to the side of the spotlight.)
Afterwards I went down to take his picture and he couldn't keep a tiny smile off his face.
All of these guys have worked so hard these last few months, and it was really cool to be there and cheer them on as they walked across the stage. I am so unbelievably proud of Chris for all that he has done.
More than anything though, I was so happy to just be with him. 10 weeks is a long time, y'all.