Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Scott is 34 years old today, which means I can't claim to be 34! He has always looked young, even carded for a beer when he was the ripe old age of 32. While still just a big kid, he is showing the maturity of a Navy Officer who has seen a lot of the world.
So, like a good mother should, I am going to post some pictures here that are sure to get an "Aww, Mom. Did you have to do that?" Unfortunately I don't have his newborn pictures out of boxes yet (he would really hate if I put the nekked baby picture on here) so I'll give a snippet of pics that show one side of the Scott we know and love so much.

This should have been my first clue that Scott was going to be a sailor.
This was my first clue that Scott loved to travel and see the beauty of the world.

Here he was 21, a milestone for both of us. (Get a load of that poofy hair - his, not mine, and the big glasses --- mine; he still doesn't wear glasses.)

1998, Lieutenant JG and stationed in Hawaii.

2004, full Lieutenant, on the day of graduation from the Master's program at the JMIC in Washington, DC where he earned his Master's Degree in Strategic Intelligence.

Preparing to go to Iraq where he served at Camp Slayer and Camp Victory 2006-2007.

Due to the unexpected deployment to Iraq, his Lt. Commander pinning on ceremony was held in Baghdad Aug 2006.

And most recently, enjoying liberty in Rio with some friends. This is where he shows the kid in him. Who would know what he does for a living. As a matter of fact, I really don't know.

The USS George Washington arrived in San Diego last week giving Scott the opportunity to spend time with friends, in particular his boyhood buddy Cameron. While others who are not going on to Hawaii and Japan with the GW flew back to Norfolk a few days ago, Scott chose to drive coast-to-coast with stops here and at his dad's. Actually, he will be here in just a few hours so we will be able to celebrate his birthday together this year.

Happy Birthday, Son, and welcome home!


It's Time to Live... said...

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Weary Hag said...

You must be very proud of your handsome son!