26 February 2011

And just like that, it's over.

Rob's retirement from the Air Force is finally upon us. He's not officially done until later this spring, but they had the official ceremony last week. Rob's mother, three of his siblings (all of his sisters), two nephews and a niece were here to celebrate with us.

The whole gang
More awards for Rob...
Receiving the Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Pinning on the retirement pin
The retirement pin makes it official!
But wait . . . It's not a going-away party without presents and cake! In addition to two very good bottles of wine (which we haven't opened yet), they got him a unique and thoughtful gift to enjoy long after the wine is gone. We now have a set of eight special wine glasses -- seven of them are engraved with a rank (and date) that Rob attained during his 24-year career, and the eighth is engraved with his entering and retiring dates.

Gifts for Rob
Retirement wine glassesRetirement wine glasses
Retirement Cake
We are all very proud of Rob, and excited for the next phase of his adventure.


Anonymous said...

Congratulastion, Rob, and the best of everything to you both!

Anonymous said...

I am continually amazed at the mistakes I find in comments I've posted to friends' blogs mere seconds after clicking on the "submit" button. These happen with disturbing regularity, despite proofreading.


There ... my fingers feel better for having typed it correctly a few times and I get to add extra congratulations as well. See you two not nearly soon enough.

Michigoose said...

If it was me, I'd be typing "congratulatinos!" :-)

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Congratulations! And best wishes for a wonderful new chapter in life!

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