MOS Selection

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This is a favorite quote of mine and perfect for our lifestyle.  To me, it means making the most of all situations and finding the beauty in all places.  For the last two years, this meant making the most of being assigned to a place that just so happens to also be our hometown.  This meant teaching at the high school I went to, eating dinner with my parents every Sunday, and shopping at our same local Target.  In other words, it was absolutely amazing....and completely predictable.  However, in the last year, Rob and I really made an effort to see parts of our town that we had never experienced before.  We tried restaurants out of our comfort zone, searched for new sites to see, and checked out familiar places with new friends and new perspectives.  I think this is a huge reason why the last year here was our favorite (Even more than when we were in high school here and just started dating!)  Sure, it is easy to thrive in a place like New York City or LA, but don't underestimate your ability to fall in love with somewhere less exciting if you are willing to make the most of it.
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With only 28 days left before Rob graduates from TBS, we knew that it was only a matter of time before we found out the location of our next adventure.  A couple of weeks ago, there was a huge MOS (read: job in the military) reveal party at a local bar.  Rob's SPC invited all of the wives to be a part of it and made the day really fun.  He put the guys on teams and gave them challenges to compete against each other, anything from USMC trivia to best tango, in order to decide which teams got to hear their MOS first.  Days like this remind me how blessed I am to be a part of this wonderful experience and I am so glad we were able to celebrate this exciting time with our closest friends.
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So let's get to it right... What did Rob get for his MOS?!? Where are we headed?!?!
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Well, it wasn't quite that easy. See Rob didn't find out his MOS that day with everyone else. Rob had put his name in to compete for a flight contract and he still had one test left to go to find out if he was qualified. So while we got to celebrate with everyone else, we still had a little bit of waiting left to do. I absolutely love this clip of his SPC talking about the situation when Rob got called up there to find out his MOS.


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BUT as of yesterday at lunch time, it is finally official!!! 
 We are moving to Pensacola, Florida because my husband is going to be a PILOT!!!!!!!!!
This is such a huge deal and we are SO excited!!! Rob has worked so hard at TBS and I am so proud of him.  He really does deserve this!  So after crying happy tears, I immediately ran out and bought him a new pair of aviators, popped some bubbly, and blasted the Top Gun soundtrack!  We are definitely on cloud 9 over here :)  Oh yeah, did I mention that we are moving in 30 days?!!?!
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14 comments

  1. WOW!!! CONGRATS! That is such a HUGE deal, those contracts are far and few between! So excited for y'all and the next adventure!

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  2. Good luck on your move. And the champagne was totally warranted, as were the aviators. :)

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  3. That is super exciting!! Congrats!

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  4. Wow!! Congrats to you guys!! I feel your pain/excitement with being in your hometown. I got away for a while but am back here. I actually taught in the middle school that I went to with most of my old teachers. Good luck in Florida!!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I am so happy and excited for y'all! Florida will be wonderful! Eeee this makes me smile! 30 days?!?! What an adventure!

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  6. Yay! Congrats! So excited to see what Florida will bring. And I love everything you said about blooming where you are planted. It is ALL what you make of it. Brian and I just decide ahead of time that we are going to LOVE every place we live, and we do! Plus-- we are lucky to have good men to share the journey with!

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  7. Congrats to your husband!!!!! Love Florida!

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  8. SO exciting! Congrats! Sunshine state here y'all come!

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  9. That is so awesome!! Congratulations!! I love that you bought him new aviators and played the Top Gun soundtrack haha that is so perfect.

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  10. Congrats! It looks like your life is one hell of an adventure! Glad I found your blog on the hop. Big fan now :)

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  11. Congrats! You are going to be one very busy girl this month!

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  12. Congrats to your hubby! How exciting!!

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  14. Congrats! That is so, so exciting!! Pensacola is my home town, so I'm super jealous. Will wants to fly in the Army as well, so we are working towards that right now too. You guys have a lot of great things ahead of you!

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