Saturday, January 23, 2010

Progress Update

So alot of you have been asking how is Matt doing?

The answer: AH-MAZING!

Let me tell you I have the most amazing man for a husband. As most of you know in February 2009, He decided to join the Air Force as an Officer. In order to do so he had to lose 110lbs. Now don't be thinking I had an overweight husband, he is 6'6 and was focusing mostly on weight lifting at the time. He switched from doing weightlifting to mostly cardio and in 10 months has lost it all. He is one skinny dude now, but he looks awesome. I'll post before and after pictures later if he says it's okay.

He also had to take the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test or AFOQT in November. He passed with flying colors and now we are on to the next steps. He will take take a physical sometime before February 15th, which I have no doubts that he will do well. He has always been the active type and loves working out so he will do fine. Then the last step to the application process is in March where he will have his Selection Board. It is a panel of Air Force Officers that interview him and decide if he is right for the Air Force. Knowing Matt he will do well in this portion because he interviews really well.

After everything is finished he will be given a date to enter OTS, Officer Training School, which is basically what we all know as Boot Camp. We are very excited for this next step in our journey and although we know it will be very difficult, we are looking forward to it. I am positive that this is where we are supposed to be in our life and will be interested in where it takes us. The likely candidates for what he wants to do are Florida, Japan, Germany, Oklahoma and where ever else the Air Force would like to send you. Yay! Not too long now, we are on the home stretch!

Oh and if any of you Air Force wives have any advice for me whatsoever, I would be more than happy to listen. Thanks!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I know update already!

Sorry for being gone for so long! The holidays were so much fun I just didn't want them to end. So let's recap!

Everyone was able to go to my parent's house this year and it was a blast! We all squished into their living room and opened presents n Christmas morning. It was so fun getting to be in on the Santa secret, and helping set up Christmas for the kids. We got some amazing presents this year! Matt got a bunch of clothes, which he needed after losing 100lbs this year. My parents got me red luggage! Yay! I've wanted red luggage practically my whole life. Matt got me a nice pink fluffy robe, it is so soft, I love it. Ozzy got some wonderful toys and treats that he is still having fun with. We were able to see all of our nieces and our nephew. It was so nice to be all together again. And of course, one of the best things about having Christmas with my parents is the food. The food was amazing!! The ham was to die for, I still think about that yummy ham!

For New Year's one of my sister's was able to come up here. While the were driving up I was cooking away. I decided to make it a Pioneer Woman New Year's Eve and made 4 or 5 of her recipes from her new cookbook. It was fabulous! The best was the black eyed pea salad and the chocolate sheet cake. Yum! Once they all got here we dug in and enjoyed the evening. It was so much fun! The next few days we just hung out and visited it was alot of fun. We visited the snow one day, the girls and Ozzy had a blast.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Here's to an amazing 2010!! Air Force here we come!