I've been waiting for this 1 month mark for some time now (30 days to be precise) and it's finally come and gone! Although Mike has been gone for more than a month, our blog countdown started when the 365th day began. Why? It was just easier that way I guess. Anyway, we've passed the 30 day marker and Mike is getting settled and keeping busy at his FOB and we are 31 days closer to his coming back home!
I finally got the disposable camera he's had and will take that and will post pictures from it soon. In the meantime, Mike was able to send a couple pictures today that he had on his thumb drive...they are big, so he couldn't send many.
Here's one - isn't it weird to see him in all this gear? And, doesn't he look so handsome? :) I have to admit, when he first sent this I had a hard time looking at it without getting a little choked up. He looks so stoic and even though I've seen him in his Navy uniforms often enough, this somehow seems a little different. Also, it is just WAY different than the t-shirt, shorts and flip-flop Mike we all know so well!
The other picture below is what Mike likes to call his GI Joe "action shot" (that's him in front). These are pictures from his training and not of anything he's currently doing.
The last picture is of the Navy group that he spent the first part of his deployment with in Maryland, South Carolina, Kuwait and then Baghdad. I don't know which FOBs everyone went to, but think a couple of them are currently at the same base as Mike, though not working at the same place.
Have a great evening everyone!
I love you Mike!