Friday, July 24, 2009

some shots of our Boot Camper

This was after we said our good bye's and they were ran off to start.
Not sure what the black books are, but I think it has some very useful info as in many of the pictures you see the cadets with them open and reading them.
Notice everyone shirts tucked in? I think that's too funny, but the regimented routine started from Hour 1 ! Awesome...
Not sure what they are doing here either, this is also the first day. You can see Logen in the striped shirt. Look under the lady's hair bun to spot him.
We got the first of the letters today. Logens letter to Shawn was basically, this is a living nightmare, not everyone is pulling their weight and You are the best step dad ever in the history of Step Dads,I'm sorry I was such a PITA.... etc... Very nice and heartfelt.
The letter to me was much more simple and short. Here is an excerpt.
It's tougher than I expected, I will succeed at something if it kills me, thank you for the letters, you are my inspiration, I LOVE YOU MOM.
awww now inst that nice?
Let's hope that this turn around of behavior is life changing and the time spent outside marching and running is somewhat cathartic and attitude altering. Mom can only hope.
Thanks everyone for the positive thoughts !


Paige said...

Sounds like a great start

Reddunappy said...

How long is the Gaurd boot camp?

We have two kids, a son, and a daughter that went in the Air Force, and boot camp in San Antonio Tx was a month long! They are both still enlisted.

Rue said...

Hi Jocelyn :)

I think it'll change his life and his attitude for the better when it's over. You must be really proud of him :)


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow. Such huge changes, but he seems to want to make the two of you proud. He's a sweet, thoughtful, and very intelligent young man. He may not always show it....but I can just tell. And I'm sure you can too. :)

Positive thoughts for you and your son.


An American's Observations said...

Air Force basic training is 8 1/2 weeks long as of 3 Nov 08; an increase from 6 1/2 weeks before that.