Re-Enlistment Day

So this morning, we all put on our Sunday best and went down to the Navy base, where E solemnly swore “that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”

So help him God.

E gets to spend the next 5 years at the beck and call of the US Government and I got a nice certificate that thanked me for my service. Little Evan got one too.

To celebrate we went down to Mystic.

Splashed in some puddles

Got a family picture with E in uniform

We went to buy my dream stroller (UppaBaby, baby!) but the people at the store were…less than knowledgeable. I felt sort of like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman – I am in your store, trying to spend obscene amounts of money with very little effort on your part, and yet you can’t be bothered to help? BIG MISTAKE. HUGE.

It was really confusing. We looked totally respectable and not at all hooker-ish. I’m visibly pregnant & carrying a toddler, so I’m obviously not lost. The lady BOTH sales women were helping was buying $30 worth of dresses. No one can stop for a second to help me with a $800 stroller? (Does that sound SUPER bitchy and entitled? Yeah, probably.)

Finally, they called the owner who assured me I could have my stroller, on sale, with all the parts by Sunday.

So boo and yah!

Since E is shockingly unexcited by dropping wads of cash on a stroller (geez, why not dude?), we went down to Clyde’s Cider Mill to get him a little present of his own.

Cinnamon sugar donuts and a bottle of hard cider. There are no pictures because we inhaled the donuts too fast and I told E he couldn’t drink the cider until after noon. We’re classy like that.

And now we’re spending the rest of the day doing errands and being lazy while the weather decides if it’s going to be sunny and warmish or rainy, windy and cold. Either way, it’s been a good day already.

Happy Re-Enlistment E! Your family & your country appreciates everything you do for us!

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26 Responses to “Re-Enlistment Day”

  1. LCW says:

    Woot, woot on getting your stroller. Shame on the poor sales women! Adorable pictures, makes me miss New England even more. Waaaah.

  2. Katherine says:

    omg that kid is so damn cute. also? you look fab. happy re-enlisment day! thank you for your service!!

  3. lalaland13 says:

    I would just like to say I love your boots. I can’t tell what kind of heel it is, though. But you’re rocking em way harder whilst seven months pregnant than I could in my un-pregnant state.

    Congrats to E. And yay for donuts.

    • bebehblog says:

      Thanks! I luuuuuv them. Target, two years ago. They’re real heels, not stilettos but definitely high. I am now wearing slippers. I will probably wear these slippers to Stop & Shop. Wait, not probably. Definitely.

  4. Kim says:

    congrats!! and I’m totally going to have stroller envy :)

  5. Happy re-enlistment day!! Thanks to E AND you for your service!

    oh that picture the Evan in Daddy’s cover? holy smokes your kid is cute.

  6. Meg says:

    I’m just going to throw out there that I love your headband. One of your Etsy purchases?

    Very cute family photo, too. One for the Christmas cards!

    • bebehblog says:

      It’s from Allora Handmade! I met her at The Creative Connection and she makes amazingly beautiful stuff. And if you like my headband you MAYBE want to come back for my giveaway week. OK, DEFINITELY.

  7. MKP says:

    Aw, congrats E and fam…the pic of E and e walking away from the camera is priceless.

  8. TMae says:

    I love your pictures. You guys always look so cute – collectively and individually. I’m particularly fond of the puddle series.

    I will never understand stupid people in retail. NEVER. Especially with a big ticket purchase like the stroller. I mean, how hard can it be to get you all the parts? Buuuttt…I’m super dee-duper excited that you are the proud owner of the stroller – even though you don’t actually have it.

    (And even though I have 2 strollers, I’m STILL obsessed. Along with baby carriers and cloth diapers. I will always want moar…)

  9. Oh, I love tall daddy and little boy walking away pictures. Your family is adorable, as usual, and happy re-enlistment day!

  10. Okay Suzanne, so if our adorable red-headed boys and our addiction to Allora Handmade weren’t enough…my middle name is Suzanne AND I LOVE strollers too. We have a Bugaboo Cameleon and I’ve been obsessed with wanting a Bugaboo Donkey when we have another baby ;)

    <3 HB

  11. becca says:

    congrats to E and your family. is it sad that teared up reading the first part of your post? i’m such a sap. and yay for VERY cool strollers. can’t wait to see it in action!

  12. FourInchHeels says:

    Thank you for your service, E!

    And you too, Suzanne! It’s not easy being a military wife; I know you make a lot of sacrifices for our country, too.

  13. Barbra says:

    Thank you E and family for your service!!!!

    ps – love the daddy/little boy photo! and the puddle photo makes Little Evan look like a little boy – definitely not a baby anymore!
    your entire family is just beautiful

  14. brigidkeely says:

    I cannot believe you are wearing heels. You are made of sterner stuff than I am.

  15. Cole says:

    Thank you to E for his commitment and service… and you? Look AMAZING. Too much cute in one family!

  16. Emmie Bee says:

    Your family photo is gorgeous. A framer for sure! And that bench in the last photo? I am in LOVE.

  17. aclundgren says:

    You have an adorable family!! And thank you to your husband for his service and to you for supporting him!

  18. FourInchHeels says:

    I just noticed the front of Evan’s sweater – nicely done with the submarine on the child!

    • bebehblog says:

      Right?! That was a gift (it’s Gymboree) before he was even born. It’s a liiittle bit too small but E was like “HE SHALL WEAR THE SWEATER!”

  19. i know i’m *probably* focusing on the wrong thing here, but this post is proof that you should absolutely make a personal style post, at least occasionally. seriously? your family is gorgeous AND stylish, whether you like it or not!

    so THERE.



  20. andrea says:

    Congratulations to E (the four of you, really)!! And you look adorable! That little outfit that you have going on is so cute. Pretty!

  21. Alison says:

    I love your posts. They always make me laugh. I wish you lived close enough that we could hang out, and you could make me laugh all day. That would be fun.

  22. Colleen says:

    You are beautiful, courageous and inspirational…you go super mom! Shame on those unhelpful people and for your dedication to getting what you want, that’s not at all moody! Corporate America calls that a woman with drive! Thank you for your service to our military men! I hope you feel better, don’t ignore the pain and listen to those doctors!

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