Friday, January 9, 2009

2nd Lieutenant Micheal D. Burgin

It's official. He finally commissioned as an officer in the Army National Guard. After three long years of hard work, it finally paid off and now he has signed his life away for six more years! As much as I complain about the fact that the military takes my husband away from me at least once a month and we have yet to spend an entire calendar year together since we have been married, we have been blessed by Mike's decision to join. We have both learned quite a bit about ourselves.

This is my cute husband in his Class A Uniform. He pulls it off well I must say.

This is Mike with Sgt. Portwood. He is a Sargent in Mike's unit and has been a good friend to Mike. When a cadet commissions as an officer, they give their first salute to a non-commissioned officer, and that was this guy.
Mike being sworn in.

Now a little side note. To ring in the holiday season, my mom, aunts, cousins and me and my sister took a wreath making class up at Red Butte Gardens. It was really fun, and although my poor little wreath looks a little smashed, I am proud of the work that I did. I hope I get to do it again next year. It was a nice learning experience, and I know now what to do and what not to do to make a wreath that will last all season long (as a matter of fact, as of today January 9, my wreath is still hanging on my front door, and it doesn't look too bad, just maybe a little dry.)