WOOO-HOOOOOOOOO Anthony passed his Mod 7 test and now onto Strand!! Ya, i am so proud of him--he studied so hard and did it!!! Can't wait to see where he'll be going next!!!!
Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on January 14, 2009 at 7:13pm —
The day FINALLY came!!! What a wonderful ceremony--so intereting to watch!! It was difficult finding Anthony is the sea of white--as soon as we found him-they all turned around-and then we lost him!!!!! We staye at the Residence Inn in Wakegan. Very happy with this hotel, nice suites, very homey. We were only 5 miles from the base, too us no time to get there and back. So glad we choose this hotel, Anthony was grad-n-go, but staying at GL, so after PIR we had just a few minutes and then he had… Continue
Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on September 14, 2008 at 5:19pm —
Got the phone call about 1:30 today from Anthony--"Mom. I'm a Sailor!" He did it he passed Battle Stations, it's over. He said he actually had fun, walking in the ship was awesome. He thought the experience was neat and he enjoyed it, he even had a few laughs along the way! He said they got the call last night on the 4th about 8PM and at 10AM this morning, it was history! I am so very proud of Anthony, he acheived what he set out to accomplish. Now he moves onto the next test, "A" school. I… Continue
Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on September 5, 2008 at 5:18pm —
YAAA!! It's your birthday-- exactly --it's 3 pm!!! you have been waiting for this one for a few years-- and now you're in boot camp!!! Oh well, we'll celebrate at PIR--no alcohol though!!!! Still have to wait LOL!!!!! Well, happy birthday can't wait to see ya!!!!!!!
Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on August 18, 2008 at 3:23pm —
WOW!!!! What a great da, go my PIR packet and a phone call all in one day!!!!!! My phone rang on Saturday, 8/10 about 2 o'clock I think. I saw that funky area code and answered so quick!!!! "Hi, Mom!!!!" like music to my ears!!!!! That's my babies voice!!!! I have not been so disconnected from him before, I didn't realize how truly difficult this would be. He sounds so good! Confident, happy and calm. I asked him if he was still happy with his decision and he said Absolutely!!!! So good to… Continue
Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on August 10, 2008 at 11:18am —
Yippeee!! We got our first letter from Anthony today--August 7--seemed like we were waiting an eternity!!! Anthony sounds so happy and content--he loves boot camp! He says he is with a good group of guys-and the funniest part is he said "I am enjoying ironing and folding everything--can't wait to show you how good I fold pants ans shirts now and how neat I make my bed!!< it looks so good" Too funny---since it took me almost the last 3 weeks to clean up his bedroom!!!! LOL!!!
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Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on August 7, 2008 at 8:15pm —
Anthony is the baby of the family- Anthony was homeschooled from first grade until 8th. We decided to homeschool the kids for a variety of reasons, but specifically Anthony, because after a few months in kindergarten we got called into the school, where I had to sit infront of a panel of "experts" telling me my child was too active, wouldn't pay attention and was too prone to fight with the other kids ar recess--so they all determined that Anthony had ADD and should be put on medication… Continue
Added by Nan (Anthony's Mom) on August 3, 2008 at 12:16pm —