Monday, May 2, 2011

My Marine Monday - a promotion and some time to sight see

First things first -  PFC Catmull was officially promoted today to Lance Corporal Catmull!

Congrats on your promotion son!  And since he has been class leader since the first week, he has now officially earned a leadership assignment in every post he has been assigned.  Uber, UBER proud of him!

A couple of weekends ago, Splenda's mom, who is serving an LDS mission at the Washington DC Temple, drove to Fort Lee, gathered the boy and took him back with her for the weekend.

She is a great photo-documenter!
The White House

The Lincoln Memorial

The Washington Memorial

Wait- another Lincoln shot

How awesome is this?

I'm sure he felt a great respect and reverence for this memorial

And now with the temple in the background.  It's a gorgeous one!

On Sunday, they attended church and then she had a wonderful dinner with a  belated birthday celebration for him shared with her missionary companions

They were also able to see the visitors center at the temple and get some great shots during the day

 Looks like he had a great time, and saw some amazing things.  He did text his dad that weekend and expressed appreciation for his Grandma.  He also remarked how easy it was a young kid to take advantage of things that you didn't full appreciate, but now as an adult he does.  Boy loves his Grandma and she loves him and we are thankful she could take the time out of her schedule to see him and make him feel special!

And again, congratulation LCpl Catmull!   We are so happy for you, proud of you and know that the next adventure that is heading your way fast, will be just as successful as ever.  You were born to lead.  You were born for great things.  You were born to succeed!

Semper Fi


" Hit It......." said...

I am so proud of Corb! Pass that on.

How wonderful that his Grandma could spend time with him.

I think you got your wish - -he is growing into the man you always wanted!


Garden of Egan said...

That is AWESOME!!!!!
I love that grandma took him and showed him off. I could tell that's what she was doing!

Handsome LCpl Catmull!

Great pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

gigi said...

This is just a feel good post! Loved it and Love that he got to spend time with his Grandma! Great memories for the both of them! Congrats on the promotion, whoo hoo!

suz said...

Congrats to Corb! You must be just about to burst!!!

suz said...

Congrats to Corb! You must be just about to burst!!!

suz said...

Congrats to Corb! You must be just about to burst!!!

suz said...

Congrats to Corb! You must be just about to burst!!!

tammy said...

Congratulations Corbin!
And mom and dad!

Love that he got to spend time with his Grandma. I remember being 20 and it hitting me just how much my Grandma did for us and how much I appreciated my grandparents.

{Mo} said...

What a fantastic opportunity, to not only see some fabulous sights, but with his Grandma too!

Horray for the promotion.... you deserve to be a proud momma!

DesertHen said...

WOOT! Congratulations Lance Corporal Catmull! Awesome!!

What a wonderful Grandma to do this for him! =) It looks like they had a great time!

You must be busting out with pride all over the place!!! =)

Vanessa said...

What a sweet Grandma! And what a fun trip he got to make to see all the sights.

Great job on the promotion!

Pedaling said...

grandma grabbed him and loved him up.
I am sure he appreciated that and enjoyed every minute.

wendy said...

Oh Melissa...I LOVE this post. What a proud momma you are and the photos were beautiful.
brought a tear to my eye

LKP said...

grandma of the year goes to splenda's mom!!!! and M, you hit the nail on the head when you say "You were born for great things." oh my goodness, so so true! congrats to 'dawg! congrats to mom & dad! congrats to chloee! so much honor! (and so many exclamation points! lol.) ::hugs::

Just M said...

That's moments away from where I am.

I am no LDS but that temple is amazing when it is lit up.

Congrats to the new Lance Corporal.

Sue said...

That's the kind of grandma I want to be..

He looks so handsome.

Lance Corporal is pretty darn impressive.

CountessLaurie said...

Way to kick it, Lance Corporal Catmull!

Great pictures!!!