Thursday, August 7, 2008

Family Day at MCRD

Today we get to see Josh! We decided to sleep in a bit and eat what we had left over from all the food we brought down yesterday: zuchinni bread, lots of fruit, protein bars and cheese.Arriving at MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot)
The Drill Instructors arriving before the platoon at the motivational run.
Our first view of his platoon
There's Josh! He's on the far left...

Gathering in front of the theater after the motivational run
Platoon 2115

This was my first view of him
Coming out to greet family on the parade deck

I thought I was looking at my Dad when I saw him in his uniform!
Proud Mom and Dad with the new Marine

Seeing Nick for the first time

Seeing Cousin Gabe for the first time

Hugging Jen Jen
I missed getting a picture of he and Ashlie seeing each other for the first time, but I thought this was so sweet seeing her on his arm. He was very clear about keeping his right arm free to be able to salute

Josh's first slice of pizza in three months!
Josh and Ashlie - so happy to see each other

Brother and Sister

Best Cousins

Best Buds
Together again


CRocca said...

awesome!! He looks sooooo good.... Looks like everybody is having fun!

Tuna Jones said...

Made me cry! He looks great.. so thin, like his swimming days. I'm so glad Gabe went for this. He and Ashlie look adorable. Yah!

Proud Auntie

Anonymous said...

Josh you really look great! Grandma and I are very proud of you. We are both very disapointed that we could not be down there with you all at this time, but our hearts and prayers are with you. Josh I noticed you have a ribbon on. What is it for? Love Grandma and Grandpa Kurtz.

Ubu Jones said...

How awesome! Becca and I are glad that you had a good day! We hope the rest of the visit is as fun as it looks! Tell Joshie we love him, and congrats! We Love you guys and can't wait to see you guys again!!! XOXOXOXOXO


They posted are blog name wrong so we canceled that account and now have the new one. Josh we will try and catch you tommorow.
Love GP & GM

Kimbirz said...

Oh, you guys he looks great!
So OFFICIAL! Praying that tomorrow is a great day for all of you. See YOU SOON!

Joanna said...

Wow! He looks amazing and I could just feel all of your emotions coming through the pictures. I'm sure it was an incredible time! Thanks so much for sharing this way! Josh looks like he grew about 2 feet taller. Congratulations!!!

Me and my better half

J & J

Our Marine

Matt and Trin having fun w/ Joshie and Jenna

Kadence and Keaton

Girl power

Gabe and Josh w/ Grandpa

When they were young

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