While this post isn't about the boat, it is about our Navy family. And today, our family hit a milestone--momma became a Commander! This is huge for me, for us, for our future. I had a few things I really wanted for my pinning ceremony, and it was pretty much exactly as I wanted! My ex-boss/mentor/friend drove up from Mississippi to see his son's football game, and with his wife, three other kids, and mother-in-law in tow arrived at the Pentagon this morning to administer my oath. Wow. And my whole family was involved in swapping out my rank insignia, just how I always imagined. I am so fortunate to be supported by such amazing people. I laughed, I cried, and laughed some more. Such a great day!