Cinderella doens't look too bad either!
Here we all are with Pluto who is one of my favorite Disney characters. We waited in long lines to see these guys but it was worth it once we got in there. There was Mickey, Donald, Minney, Daisy, and Goofy plus all the princesses - how fun! Then, is was off to Busch Gardens - this is us right in the entrance of the gates - one of the few pics of all of us. And, the big water ride - I could not believe I actually caught them coming down the giant hill but there they all are in the front row! I don't do rides with hills since I am afraid of heights, so I am the official photographer most of the time (which I like and am perfectly happy doing)!
Now for the photos of the Academy. I was not sure if I could share these but then decided it might actually be good for me if I do so here they are! First, I should explain about Induction Day or "I" Day as it is known. This is the first day of a very intense seven weeks of training. I dropped Zach off in the morning, and twelve hours later, I was allowed to swear him in to the Academy and spend thirty minutes with him saying goodbye. It was very hard - harder than I ever imagined. My other children Tyler and Kayla had a hard time saying goodbye to their brother - I am blessed with children that are very close to each other and this is a big adjustment for everyone. So, here I am swearing him in with Zach wearing the official plebe uniform (not very attractive, I know). Then, just a pic of Zach. Lastly, the goodbye picture which really hit home for me. You see, the emotion was so real, it was amazing really. Gosh I miss him!
Well, I hope I did not bore you guys with this long post - not much about stamping or scrapbooking, but what I did the last two weeks nevertheless. I hope to be adding some projects over the weekend once I get settled back in. So, for now this is it!