My brother is leaving for the Air Force in 5 days. Where did the time go? Honestly, wasn’t he just a baby wearing a camo costume for Halloween?
Now his room is empty and he’s gearing up for 6 years of being a bad ass. Obviously my little brother leaving for the Air Force is upsetting, but I have to remember to look on the bright side. He’s getting a career, he gets to travel and meet new people, he’s going to have tons of fun (once boot camp is over, of course). Hey, maybe I’ll even get to travel to see him too!
Over the weekend we threw him a party. His friends, family, and family friends all showed up to wish him well and jot down their addresses so he can write letters from boot camp. Air Force boot camp is in Texas so we went with a slight southern theme and served sweet tea, coca cola, and banana pudding for dessert. We also had a build your own sandwich bar, homemade potato salad, and reese’s peanut butter cup brownies (Sean’s favorite candy).
Coca-Cola in a metal bucket we found at Michael’s and Sweet Tea from mason jars. I love the blue striped paper straws we had!
We went with a nose art theme (as you may remember from the invitations) aka scantily clad ladies that were normally painted on planes. Sean loved it. High five to Bryce who printed and mounted everything annnnd made that beautiful banner up top. I also put wrenches in vases since Sean is going into a maintenance field, but nobody noticed so whatever.