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Thursday, June 26, 2008

We're Celebrating!

My stomach was in knots this morning. I was tense and nervous and counting down the minutes.

Before Joe left for work he told me, "I'll call you if I made it and I won't if I don't."

What were we so anxiously waiting for?

The Air Force released promotion results at precisely 0800 CST ... and I tried to keep myself busy until then, but time seemed to be passing sooooo slowly.

But they've changed the way they release the results and they now just throw it out there on the AFPC site for everyone to see at once, instead of sending the lists to commanders to trickle down to the units. You think I was going to sit there and wait for his phone call? Heck no! I was on the AFPC site so I could look too :)

At 0800 when I refreshed the page and clicked on results there were thousands of other people trying to find out too...which made for a very slow download.

While it was downloading the phone rang. Joe said, "Well I'm calling you!"

Yay!! Joe made MSgt!

Last year he missed it by 4 points, so we were really hoping he would make it this year. And he was really hoping he made it this year so he wouldn't have to go through another testing cycle with me nagging him about studying!

I told him, "My stomach can finally relax now!"

Congratulations honey! We're proud of you and we love you! (Now run over to the housing office and tell them you have a line number and we want to be put on the list for a new house!)

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52 comments:

Mommy Bee said...

Congratulations! This is great news. :o)

Tricia said...

Way to go, Joe!

Omaha Mama said...

Oh Michelle! What wonderful news, thanks for sharing it. Congrats Joe!!!

~Melissa~ said...

Congratulations! That is exciting news!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! THAT'S SO EXCITING!

Kel ^_^

Melody and Doug said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!

Michelle said...

Yay! Good news!!!

Dena said...

Hipp Hipp Hooray!!! AWESOME!!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! Great job.
Blessings,
Nancy

Tracey said...

Congratulations! I have NO idea what he just got promoted to, but if you're happy, I'M happy!

:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Joe! This is wonderful news! Good-luck on getting into a new house!
love ya,mimi

Mama Mia said...

Way to go! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

WOOT!!!! Congrats Joe!!!! That's awesome!

Tina said...

Yahooooooooooooooooooooo! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! To Joe and you. Now, you can sit back and relax some knowing that he doesn't have to study for M/Sgt. again. Yes, tell Joe to hurry up and put your name on the new housing list. Love, Aunt Debbie

Nisa said...

Whoo-Hoo!! Congratulations, Joe!!!
love,
Nisa

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Whoo-Hoo!! Daniel checked this morning and told me Joe had made it! We were both SO SO happy for you guys!

Daniel missed it as a Recruiter (Darn!) and made it as an electrician (double darn!!). Some times life just ain't fair... :(

Next year... watch out!!

Enjoy your HAPPY day!! We're thrilled for you!

-Andrea

Bonita said...

Time to break out the fizzy drink! Congratulations Joe! Yes, a new house is definitely in order!

Glo said...

Congratulation Joe,way to go. Proud of you and your family. Hope you get the new house too.

crackerjacksMO said...

That's fantastic news!

Congrats to the family as well. I hope a new house is in the works!

Nancy M. said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

the three amigos said...

Awesome! Congrats to Joe!

Barb said...

Congratulations! Wow - does this really mean you could get a new house? I know for sure it means a pay increase. Way to go, Joe!

Nicki said...

Thats awesome! So glad to hear he got what he wanted!

Mary said...

Congratulations! What great news!

Anonymous said...

YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!
Way to go , Joe.... :)
Michelle, breathe in , breathe out, breathe in, breathe out!! I will come watch Kayla and Lucas WHEN you get ready to move into new base housing... sooner, maybe? hope so....... thanks for calling and giving me the GREAT NEWS...Needed to hear some "upbeat" news!!! Have a great trip/vacation, again, while in Arizona and hopefully you will be able to visit a short time with your cousin Mike and his girlfriend.. :) Love Mom/grandma

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

WTG Joe! I am so happy for all of you! YIPPPEEEE! A new house!

MOM/MIL said...

Congratulations Joe!!! You know your Dad and I couldn't be prouder of you!!

Michelle, you forgot to add that it was his Mom who got the honor of calling Joe and telling him he made it :-) Just lucky the 1st Sergeant for the Squadron I work for was logged in already and hit d/l as soon as the clock said 0800.

Me said...

Congrats to Joe!!! That's wonderful news! :)

Trace

schatzi said...

Congratulations to your husband and the rest of your family...how exciting.

Sorry I have late in sending this....our daughter got married this past weekend and life was crazy.

Love the photo of your son (four months old)...wow how time flies...

Wishing you the best and hopes for a new house/home.

Connie

chelle said...

Oh wow that is Fantastic!! Congratulations!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! How exciting! :) Please tell Joe we said congrats!

Shelley said...

Congratulations!!!!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Way to go...that is so awesome. I remember getting on the waiting list for a house on base (a better one than the one we had) - it was exciting and tedious all at the same time!

Good luck with getting one quickly.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Yay! Congratulations Joe! That's awesome.

AnonaMum said...

Oh congrats to Joe and you and the kids! Such good news!

Beck said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Congrats to you and the whole family! What a wonderful promotion and no more disappointment!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sunny said...

Congratulations! That is exciting.

Heather said...

That's awesome news!! Congrats, Joe!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Melissa said...

yiphee! Congrats to your hubby!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

CONGRATULATIONS, JOE!!! My son, Nicholas, made TECH! (This is a totally awesome promotion cycle, isn't it?? lol) Nick called me at about 8:00 a.m. my time (it was nighttime for him in Okinawa) with the news. Scared me to death when I saw his number on the caller I.D. - he never calls in the morning. He'd been on the computer as soon as they posted the results, too. Then his commander called to congratulate him while we were on the phone. I'm STILL smiling from our proud I am of him. And I'm thrilled silly for you and Joe, too. Please be sure to tell him congratulations from me and Randey (yes, Randey - my husband - actually said "oh wow - good job!" when I told him. :)

Kari

Lianna said...

Congratulations Joe! This is wonderful news!!!

amy flege said...

congrats to joe!! thats awesome!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations! I remember those days, and each new step is a big one.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Congratulations! And thank you to Joe, and to your family, for what you do.

Cate said...

Congratulations to Joe! That's great news.

I hope you all get to celebrate this weekend!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

BIG CONGRATS that is awesome!

O Mama Mia said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Way to go! Cheers! Congrats!!!
Its so nerve-racking having to WAIT!!!
Griff just put on LtCmdr 5 days after Selah was born. You bet I dosed up on my percocet to wobble to that ceremony!

Christina said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you guys!

Chris said...

Congratulations!! You guys deserve nothing but the best. Hope you get that new house!