Grandma Bonnie and Papa Jeff came to visit us for the Fourth of July. Ross was officially promoted to Major on July 1st, so we had a little promotion ceremony on July 3rd on Fort Belvoir. Ross' former battalion commander did the oath, and John and Lila and I did the unpinning/pinning.
John and Lila keeping Dad company before the ceremony:
Removing the captain bars/pinning on the oak leaf clusters....it took us forever!
MAJ Schuchard with his parents....
and with me:
On July 4th, we went to Mount Vernon for its Independence Day festivities. The kids loved seeing the re-enacters there (Revolutionary War soldiers and George Washington himself!)
On July 5th, we celebrated Papa Jeff's birthday. We all got to pick out our own desserts from the bakery at Whole Foods! Well, except for John, who picked out a plain bagel (and didn't even want cream cheese on top).