Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brynlee Mae Parent

My sister and her husband have been married for 5 years and have been trying to have a baby for 3 years. To our surprise, Tasha found out she was pregnant and was already 15 weeks along! On August 27th, 2013 she gave birth to our beautiful niece Brynlee. Tasha and Jimmy couldn't be happier with their beautiful daughter! We are so happy for them and excited for this new joy in our family! Tasha is doing well and is taking in every moment of being a mom! Jimmy is such a good dad and loves to show off his beautiful girl.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The United States Navy

We have told our family and friend but I never put it in my blog so here is the update on the Flewellen crew.
Cameron has made the decision to join the United States Navy, and more specifically will be in the Nuclear Program. Cameron scored so high on his tests that he was qualified to go into the nuclear program to become a Nuclear Engineer. We are both very excited for this opportunity! Although it will be hard to live away from family we are excited and ready for this next step in our lives.
Cameron made the decision to join the Navy for many reasons. One because it was a way for him to be able to go to work and school and know that his family is taken care instead of worrying about paying for school and working enough hours to pay bills. Two, he had the incredible opportunity to become a Nuclear Engineer in 2 years, which I know would have taken longer outside of the Navy. Chandler Gilbert just wasn't a good fit. Don't get me wrong, Cameron excelled in his classes but it felt like he was stuck on a plateau. It was so stressful on him, because his number one concern was his family. Making sure that Daisy and I had food, clothes and a house to live in. He worked so hard and to see him stressed wasn't fun for me. Spending countless hours every weekend doing homework instead spending time with me and his friends. He sacrificed so much. That's why I am extactic to see Cameron join the Navy, and do what he wants to do, and love what he does.
Cameron reports for boot camp March 26th and will be gone for 9 weeks, then we will be stationed in Charleston, South Carolina for the next 2 years :)
Here are some pictures of Cameron taking the oath and signing is contract