Parent's Weekend {round 1}

The USAFA Chapel
I spent this past weekend in Colorado with S and his family for our second Parent's Weekend! We had an absolute blast, as always. I thought that I'd share a little about our first Parent's Weekend last year so y'all can see how special this weekend is for us every year! 

Five days after we graduated high school, Steven left for Basic Cadet Training. My heart broke watching him drive away, knowing that I wasn't going to be able to see him until Labor Day, the longest we had ever gone without talking and seeing each other. The days dragged on and I was constantly missing him. We wrote dozens and dozens of letters back and forth to each other but my heart still wished we could be

Finally after what seemed like decades, I was boarding my plane to Colorado. To say I was ecstatic is a huuuge understatement. When I landed, I met up with his parents. We couldn't see S that night and being in the same state as him without being with him pretty much felt like torture. My excitement caused me to get probably 3 hours of sleep that night, but I could have cared less.

Steven's sister and I were sooo excited! 
Our first look! Love a man in uniform ;) 
The next morning we headed to base around 6:45 to meet up with Steven before his first class. We planned our meeting spot at the gorgeous chapel right above the Cadet Area. While waiting for him to arrive I could not stand still. I was nervous, excited, anxious and so so so happy that I was minutes away from seeing him. We finally saw him walking up to us and to be honest, emotions got the best of me and I don't really remember much after that. The next thing I knew I was in his arms trying not to cry. We kissed and my heart felt fuller than it had in months. Eventually we let go of each other so Steven could greet his parents too. 

After our sweet reunion, we were allowed to attend Steven's classes. It was so awesome being able to experience what a normal school day was like for him. There was a parade that the entire Cadet Wing marched in later that morning, and we ate lunch in Mitchell Hall just like he does everyday. That afternoon we met Steven's baseball team and coaches. After that, S was free to go for the weekend except that he had to be back for the football game the next morning. We went to see a movie and had a fun dinner out. We headed back to the hotel early and we lounged around, and talked about everything that we had missed in each other's lives the past few months. It was one of the most perfect days ever.

The Parent's Weekend parade
The next day we went to the Air Force football game all together. We tailgated before the game with Steven's squadron and his baseball team. I hadn't been to many college football games before this one, so I had a great time. After the game, we went to the visitor center to look at some of the USAFA merchandise. S bought me what is now my favorite sweatshirt. 

Squadrons on the field 
Wings of Blue performance which was so cool! 
The rest of the weekend we spent visiting with Steven, eating, and watching movies. We played mini golf and bought things that S needed for his room, but we basically just tried to soak up all the time that we got with him. Steven and I held hands, cuddled and kissed every second that we possibly could to make up for the time that we had lost. I was nervous before seeing him that he was going to be different and that it would change the way we worked. He was different, but nothing between us changed. He was more confident and mature, but he was the same sweet guy that I had fallen in love with. 

The USAFA Chapel

The terazzo 

When it finally came time to leave, saying goodbye was really hard. I felt like I was leaving a part of me in Colorado. But, being apart has strengthened our relationship in ways that I couldn't have even imagined. I'm still so proud and in love with that hunk! ;)


  1. Approximately twelve and a half years ago I drove down into what appeared to be a base underneath Oak Hammock Marsh Manitoba Canada (protected wildlife sanctuary), I completely forgot the experience until reading a report on underground Nazi bases 8 months ago (The Omega Files), I then used Google Earth to view Oak Hammock Marsh and the surrounding areas, I found numerous irregularities including: a flying saucer that appears to be broke down in the mud, two saucers with adaptive camo and what appears to be their landing vehicles nearby them, a landing area that appears to be marked with two swastikas and protected by 2 anti-aircraft weapons, a wormhole in a backyard neighboring Oak Hammock Marsh and a large white/silver tank 100 feet North of that wormhole. Since remembering driving down into what appeared to be a base and finding these irregularities using Google Earth I have not stopped making this known, in my opinion anything less would be committing treason against Canada. These images and links are posted on my Facebook account which is open to the public. In my photo album named Possible Nazi base on Canadian soil I have included images taken from previous satellite imaging of Oak Hammock Marsh (Google Earth Pro) so it is possible to see what is normally in those areas.

    Link to Possible Nazi base on Canadian soil Facebook photo album.

    Links to Google Earth showing parts of a possible Nazi base on Canadian soil

    Landing area marked with 2 swastikas and protected by 2 anti-aircraft weapons, west 400 feet is adaptive camo saucer, distortion around edges of saucer is visible.

    Saucer (possibly broken down), 2 mud tracks from it trying to take off or skimming the ground to avoid radar detection, 400 feet NNE of that is the landing vehicle for the saucer.

    Wormhole in backyard of property and large white/silver tank 100 feet North of that.

    Saucer landing vehicle, saucer NW of that at end of mud track with adaptive camo, distortion can be seen around edges of saucer.

    Technology used to create projection top on base, when I drove down into the base 12.5 years earlier the projection was turned off.

    Statement from the former Canadian Minister of National Defense.

    News report on chem trails.

    Nazi bell uncovered (Nazi bell used by the Nazis to create wormholes)

  2. You two are one of the cutest couples EVERRRR! So happy to see you were together again :)

  3. this looks so amazing, and you two are SO adorable, and so perfect for each other!

  4. PW posts are always so fun to read about! :) Glad you had a great time last year, and I hope this year was just as special for you guys! :)

  5. This is so sweet Haley. :) Definitely had tears in my eyes, which I always get when reading about people's reunions!