This past week Micah & I had the opportunity to experience something very unique: A Change of Command Ceremony.
The ceremony was on Friday, so Audrey & I picked up Micah at work (Ezra stayed home with Nene as we didn’t think a military ceremony was an appropriate venue for a 2 1/2 year old). We stopped for dinner at one of our favorite places to eat:
It was nice to have a meal that was not interrupted by fights over “no thank you” bites & “you can’t get down yet, we’re still eating” conversations! Not to mention that the food was yummy!
We hit lots of traffic, so we didn’t get to our hotel until pretty late. Audrey seemed to enjoy her first hotel experience!
The next morning it was off to the ceremony. The ceremony was outside so it was pretty cold. It was also very formal. All the military personnel were there in their dress uniforms.
Audrey wore her warmest clothes & did us all a huge favor by sleeping through the entire ceremony including the gun salute!
After the ceremony was a reception. We enjoyed talking with our friends briefly, but also catching up with the two BFA families that were also there.
The next exciting thing in our day was the chance to tour a submarine! I have to say I would never be able to do that job!
Audrey got to tour the submarine as well! Someday Ezra will probably be jealous!