So in mid-June I put my better 2/3 on a bus to Narita to start her trip home via Meridian to find us a house. Lauren and her Mom found us a house in just a few days and then continued on all the way back to PA. Once she got there, she picked up the car I promised her 3 years earlier... any car she wanted after we made it back from Japan.
After a few months on cruise, I finally finished my time in VFA-102 and got to return home to AMERICA! A little over 3 years, 3 1/2 deployments, 9 countries and just under 18 months at sea. It was a fantastic three years, but I was ready to go home. Luckily I made it in time for the baby shower, got my truck and was still home when the little man decided to make his debut into the world. It was a whirl wind summer, but its good to be in America again.