Friday, February 11, 2011

Looking Back While Moving Forward

I cannot believe it is already 2011, but here we are!  The last four years have come and gone and we closed an important chapter in our lives.  With that said, I want to share just a few of the many memories my husband and I experienced during his military career.  I knew before we got married that joining the military was something Dace always wanted to do.  Of course, I never wanted him to go, but I did not want to be the reason that held him back.  So setting my feelings aside, we said our tearful goodbyes as he left for boot camp in May 2006.  During Dace’s service in the United States Marine Corps, we experienced the trials and tribulations of boot camp and basic training, relocation to a military base, two overseas deployments, being a part of the “military family” and the best part, well-deserved homecomings!  This was definitely a challenging adventure for us but it was worth every second.  I am so proud of my husband’s accomplishments and feel very blessed to have such an amazing man as my husband.  ♥

2006-Boot camp graduation and basic training

         2007-1st deployment, homecoming and Marine Corps Ball


2008-Machine Gun Leaders graduation, Jane Wayne Day (I was a Marine for a day!), CAX training, and 2nd deployment

2009- 2nd deployment homecoming, 3rd wedding anniversary pictures by Kelly Adler and Fall Military pictures by Erin Dietrich photography

Kelly Adler Photography:

Erin Dietrich Photography:

2010- Dace completes his four year service in the military and we are blessed with a baby boy!
Maternity and Newborn pictures by Memories by Lauren:



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