Hi all, I hope this finds you well. Not too much to update you on, but I promised weekly updates, so here I am. Branden is doing well; his ship made a quick stop in Hawaii last week. Unfortunately, he had some aircraft issues, so he spent the port getting needed parts and repairs while they were in town. Luckily, the fellas over at HSL 37 (his sister squadron in Hawaii) helped out and they were able to get everything fixed before continuing on their way.
Up until Hawaii, email was down and this ship doesn't have a phone, so it was great to finally hear from Branden after ten days of unreturned emails. Since he left Pearl Harbor, email has been working fine (knock on wood!) and we've gotten to be in touch every day.
Since he had to work all three days while in Hawaii, his boss is rewarding him with a full week off in one of his ports in April. This is great because I will be joining him for the full week! I've booked my ticket and now we just have to cross our fingers that nothing changes (as is the norm with the Navy). Needless to say, we are very excited to break up the six months with a week together.
Other than that, the only other news is that I turned a whole year older last week, as many of you know! It's sad, but true. I am now 28 years old. Branden had lots of laughs at my expense, but he'll be joining me when he turns 28 next month. I had a great b-day, with my dear friends joining me for dinner at my favorite restaurant, Buon Appetito. I'll post some pics once I get them off the camera.
My bff, Rachel, came out for the long weekend from Chicago, and just left this morning. It was great to see her and we enjoyed the beautiful San Diego sunshine all weekend long.
That's about it from here! Sorry I don't have anything more exciting to blog about, but life is good. I can't ask for much more than that. Check back next week...