Sunday, March 14, 2010

Home From Snowboarding, and Officer Starfish


Laying on the snow with the sun in our eyes...



I'm home! We had a great time at Mt. Sunapee ski resort in New Hampshire. We left for our three hour drive immediately after we celebrated my husband's graduation with family at a restaurant...arriving at the 1806 Inn around 9:30PM. Our stay was wonderful. We were the only guests on Friday night, so the innkeepers upgraded our room to the Robert Frost room - which included satellite TV and a big, huge jacuzzi bath tub!

The next morning, we got up early and were served a fantastic breakfast before heading out to the mountain. Bill and Karen Carruth (the owners) were such warm, chatty people. We felt like family in their home!

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Friday was my husband Billy's Rhode Island police academy graduation. It was great! I was beaming with pride. That's MY MAN!

He earned an award for leadership. I'm thinking I've got a future Chief of Police on my hands! Tomorrow morning, he will be sworn in as an official...Official for the city police department he will be working in. I will be present, and I have the honor of being the person to pin his badge on him.

Here are some pictures!

He was his class's leader. Here he is walking them out for the inspection ceremony.


Giving his classmates commands.


More commanding.


Holstering his gun.

I cannot even begin to describe how proud I am of my husband. He excels in everything he does. While he was in the military, he qualified several times for "below the zone", meaning he was promoted much faster than normal. He went up 2 ranks in four years (started out as an E3 and left the Air Force as an E5). He was chosen to compete in (and won) two major Air Force fitness events (The Guardian Challenge). He was selected to be a member of an elite team called the Tactical Response Force, which is the Air Force's version of a SWAT team.

I just know that like anything else my husband does, he's going to go far with this career. And one day, if he wants it, he will make it to the top!

3 comments:

Lanie Ree on March 15, 2010 at 3:42 PM said...

It sounds like your trip was amazing! An upgraded room- how awesome is that?

Also, congratulations on your hubby's Academy Graduation! I love reading how proud of him you are. Supportive family is so important!

Shahirah Elaiza on March 15, 2010 at 5:09 PM said...

You are gorgeous!! =)

Rachel on March 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM said...

Helena - it was a great mini vacation, but I wish it had been longer! Also, it made me realize that I've really, really missed snowboarding. I hadn't gone in 8 years before then...next winter I'm thinking season passes are in order.

And thank you on the congrats, we're all very excited!

Shahirah - thank you :) It's not the greatest pic of me lol but it's the only one I took while we were there since we were on the move most of the time!

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