Thursday, June 24, 2010

Destin to go

Assignments just came out for our VML (layman's terms- our time to move) and we are pleased with our next move.

As some of you may know, I've been really pushing for an over-sea's assignment like Italy (especially now with my brother and family there) or Germany. No such assignment was given to us. We are staying state side for another 3 years, at least. So why am I still pretty stoked with the news??

Well... two reasons really.

1.

and 2.Pretty cool, huh?


OK. To clarify:
1. We'll be living in a vacation destination that I am familiar with from my childhood spring break ventures. In the area of the beautiful, white sandy beaches of Destin, Florida is an Air Force base (Eglin AFB). That gorgeous area I will be calling home in about 4 or 5 months! Truth be told I'm not crazy about the humidity and have become quite accustomed to (and enamored of) the dryness of the west but the excitement of living so close to such a beautiful beach definitely wins out.

2. My husband will be switching jets from flying an F16 to flying a brand spankin new F35 (Joint Strike Fighter) which is pretty hot stuff! It's a pretty prestigious selection since he will be among the first cadre of pilots flying the plane, the pioneers. We will be joining up with some of our friends who have been selected to head up the first JSF squadron and I'm excited to get back in touch with some old friends. I sense he is feeling excited and anxious of the news and hopefully the JSF is good to us. We both feel that it is a total "God thing" since he's certain it's not his merit nor anything he's done that has landed him the spot. So without further ado- Thank you God for the coming adventures!

6 comments:

Terry said...

congratulation on the assignment! I often pray for you (all 4) and wonder what the Lord has next. Glad to hear the news and continue to thank God each time He brings you to mind

BrassWillow said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're happy with this assignment.

It makes me proud to know such an amazing family.

Mom said...

I agree - no matter how much one wants something, God's will be done if we don't screw it up for ourselves. That's why we're in this little north central Texas town we'd never heard of before. I think He blesses you everyday. This was in His plan just as Travis is where he's supposed to be at this time. It's great news for me too. What would I do with both children overseas for 3 years!!!

Laurie Knowlton said...

That's so great, you two!! We vacationed there in Destin, about 4 years ago, it is beautiful! And closer to Michigan! So proud to know such a wonderful, God-fearing family :) Many blessings for your exciting future!

Mike and Judi Winslow said...

I like the new look of your blog.

Jamie said...

how exciting! congrats!