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We’re off to California!

I haven’t posted about our lives in a while because it’s just been crazy!

It all started on Assignment night, almost a month ago now. Assignment night was the day where we found out the plane Nick will be flying from here on out and where. This is the day most soon-to-be pilots (and spouses) wait for all year.

It starts out with a roast of each student pilot, then a presentation of what they are flying. It’s all pretty exciting to watch, and at times, even suspenseful.

As most of you know now, Nick was assigned to the KC-10 to Travis AFB, located in Fairfield, CA. We are ecstatic! This was the first choice for plane and location among a list of 25 others–which is simply AMAZING.

For those of you who don’t know, the KC-1o is an air-refueler. It’s pretty large (think DC-10 passenger plane). 

So much hard work and dedication went into making all this happen (on Nick’s part).

The 12-14 hour days, the endless hours of studying, the long flights…and it’s great to see that it all paid off. I can’t truly understand all that went into getting these wings, but am so proud of Nick and is class for what they’ve accomplished.

So, what’s next?

We’re moving to California the week of September 12 for Nick to start another round of training, this time, specifically for the KC-10. ONLY TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!!

There’s a lot to do to get ready for the move, but we’re excited (not that we don’t love Mississippi)…

Once we get all packed and figure out a place to live, we’re going to road-trip our stuff across the U.S. — a five to six day trip (which I hope to blog about). Can’t wait!

In the coming days, I’ll be posting more on graduation day festivities (including pictures) and our new soon-to-be hometown, so keep an eye out for that!

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The Countdown is ON.

We are now just a few week days from being done with pilot training at CAFB (I say it like I have anything to do related completing this stage in our lives, hah!)– 24 days to be exact.

It is hard to believe though, that just a few months ago I was writing about our “half-way point” in all of this.

This is (hopefully) Nick’s last week of flying in training. After that, it’s just a waiting game to see where we will be moving to next! And we have just 10 days until we get those details! I hope this next week just FLIES by because I’m ready to know (and I know Nick’s ready to be done).

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about where we’re moving and if we have any idea of where we might be going. The answer is “no.” We won’t have any idea until August 5. Of course we have some thoughts on where we’d like it to be, but even that means nothing at this point.

What’s next – the students will get a list of available airplanes and their locations (hopefully this will happen in the next few days). From that, we make a list of what we’d like in order of preference.

After that list is turned in…it’s entirely out of our hands.

SO… cross your fingers, wish on a penny, say a prayer, rub a belly, light candles, or whatever, for a good list of options for this class to choose from this week!!

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Checking-In.

I know, it’s been a while since my last post. I promised in the previous one that I wouldn’t do this again and I really believed myself. I would like to now apologize to those of you that live and breathe to read my blog posts (not many).

AND now that that’s out-of-the-way…

The last few weeks have just been nuts here in Mississippi! We finally hit the halfway point of pilot training and Nick is just about to start flying his new plane. For the aviation fans I know, it’s a T-1 (I think this is the right info on it). T-minus six months and counting!

Also, in the last month, I decided to change career paths a bit. I quit my job to go the “freelance” route and have to say it’s been an interesting and exciting last few weeks as an entrepreneur (more to come on this)!

We also recently visited Birmingham for some shopping, food and friends, as well as New Orleans for the first time. There we experienced some of the finest food and drink the city has to offer and saw quite a few crazies to kick-off the beginning of Mardis Gras season!

I’ll be recapping some of our recent excursions over the next few posts so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, leave a comment here or on Facebook to let me know what is happening in your lives!

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