Saturday, August 28, 2010


My handsome husband has been in the Navy now for 10 years. I still can't believe it whether I say it, hear it or read it. I've been by his side supporting him the whole time. I fully support this decision to re-enlist and continue on the military journey. I know he wants to make this his career. He excels in what he does and I know he enjoys the majority of it. It comes with a price, involving much sacrifice in our lives, but it works for us. We've made it this far and have learned how to adapt. It's not easy, but there are tremendous benefits and the Navy provides a pretty decent life. I am so proud of him and have a great deal of admiration and respect as he continues without complaint. It was very moving to watch him re-take his oath during his re-enlistment ceremony. He takes his job very seriously and understands the greater meaning behind this role.
At the end of the ceremony, Becca and I were called up to be given an honorary certificate acknowledging our support. That was a nice gesture that was completely unexpected. Because we spouses do our part too.
 Eric's parents came down for the ceremony. They've gone to every one of them. They are very proud of their son and support him 100%.
My mom also came down for the ceremony. She's never been to one and was so glad she came. She is also very supportive and proud :)
 As you can see, we took the opportunity for some family photo shots. We don't have many with him in his uniform.
Me and my sailor man :) I'm so proud of him. We have a good life together :)
 Becca wasn't really in a picture-taking kind of mood, but that's okay. She was there. And she looked beautiful :)


  1. CONGRATULATIONS to him and your family! Great family pics too!

  2. Aww wonderful pictures, congrats on your husband's re-enlistment!

  3. Becca looks beautiful Laina and so do you! How very nice that you received a certificate for your support. Your husband looks so very proud of you in that photo and you of him.

  4. Congratulations! Please thank him for his service. I so respect and admire those that serve our country and sacrifice so much for my freedom.

    I know that it is not always easy being a military spouse.

    Praying for God's blessings upon you all.

  5. Wow 10 years! Congratulations!!! Thank you for all your service... both of you!

  6. Congrats Eric and beautiful family!

  7. Congratulations Laina, 10 years is a long time. :)

    My hubby has been in 19 years and is set to retire next year, though he wants to extend and I'm right there supporting him, just as you do with your husband :)

    Have a great night.

  8. Congrats to your husband & you and daughter!
    I love Sailors & their families-my husband has been in 20 years & still going and I have been with him the whole time. Go Navy! :)

  9. Hello :) I just found your blog and am now your newest follower! I think its amazing that your husband loves his job and is re-enlisting and that you support him 100%. That is so important.

    Great pictures too!

    I can't wait to start reading - feel free to check out my blog if you'd like:

  10. Beautiful Family. Thank you to you and your husband for the sacrifices you make to keep our country safe!God bless , my friend!
    These are absolutely adorable for a party! Love it!
    Also, I just posted my first in a month long Be a Better Me Challenges. Hope you can stop by. We all deserve to be a priority on our own to-do list!