The past 10 days really went fast!! C graduated and is now officially a Combat Medic in the Army. He came home for his 10 days of leave, tho it was really 9 days because he had to be in Los Angeles by 11am on the port call day.
We had a great time, and a nice vacation while he was here. Lots of swimming at a pool, trips to the beach, and to a local water park with the kids. Shopping, movies, eating out... it really was a vacation. Here's one pic taken on the way out somewhere:
He arrived in Honolulu yesterday, July 10th, at 4:45pm. He called when the plane landed and took a couple of pictures from the plane's window - I hope those turn out! He says "Yes, the water really is that blue!". LOL!! And it was 90* there.
He was promoted while home on leave too! We found out very unceremoniously by looking to see if his unit information was online yet, and saw the new rank instead! That was good news.
So now the kids and I are back to waiting. C will start the paperwork process to get us command sponsored so that the Army will send us over too. I really have no way of knowing any timeline, but it will probably be around 2 months... so mid-September, unless we get lucky.