Again, I have ignored this blog as life has continued to fly by much too fast! It’s hard to believe that we have now been back in the U.S. for nine months and our time at FT Leavenworth is quickly coming to a close. Brandon will start his last section of classes next week and will graduate from the Command and General Staff College (CGSC or “Major School”) in June, which means we’ll be moving shortly thereafter.
Our next duty station will be FT Riley, KS. I am grateful for the short move and staying relatively close to family in Nebraska, Iowa & South Dakota. Brandon is happy to be rejoining the “real” Army and an armor unit after our last few years at the training base before his current school. We are in the process of buying a house in Manhattan, KS, so that is adding another layer of complexity to our moving plans. However, if all goes smoothly with the inspections and financing, we hope to be closing at the beginning of June!
In the meantime, we are still anxiously preparing for the arrival of “Little Girl” at the end of May. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our siblings & family members with the amount of “baby stuff” we’ve been given. We are happy to not need to purchase so many new items, and those that have given us things seem equally happy to have the tubs of items out of their basements!
So, that is our quick & dirty update. We had a lovely trip to Las Vegas in March for Spring Break sandwiched between my grandma’s 95th birthday celebration and meeting our new nephew, so hopefully, I’ll have a chance to write about those things soon and share some pictures. In the meantime, here’s a picture of me at my recent baby shower at 34 weeks.