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I just thought of this. We need a new forum for BIG Happys, and the old forum for the Little Happys. The new rules:


Big Happys: Weddings, anything to do with our Marines, New Babies, promotions, new houses....BIG BIG happys etc


The Little Happinesses in our lives: sitting on the porch swing, growing vegetables, playing fetch with the dogs.....Everyday stuff that makes our heart content and happy and busy enough to not worry and think about our Marines!


So chose your level of Happy and pick your forum: Little or Big? ha ha can't wait to see what you all think!


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I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA AGAIN!  Grandbaby number 2 expected in March.  This will make our Marine an Uncle for the first time =)

Congratulations to both of you!  I became a grandma to twins almost 10 months ago.  It is awesome!  My Marine is a proud daddy!

I have three BIG Happiness'


1.  My youngest son is coming home from his second deployment two months early


2.  I will get to be grandma for 1st time in November (due the 12th, but my oldest son says he will come on November 10th). Daddy will be getting back from Afghanistan in January.


3. & My youngest is also getting promoted to Corporal on August 1st.

Congrats on all the good news -- my Marine is also being promoted to corporal on the 1st!

I just had to share this photo of his new puppy -- I  guess he could be considered my first "Granddog" 

Congrats on all the expected little miracles!

Excellent news everyone. Our Marine also had some excellent news. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal!

My big happiness is really my daughter's happiness. She was acepted as a student in the Career Academy. The Career is a new joint venture between the local community college & 5 school districts in our area. The purpose is to provide education & experience equivalent to 2 yrs of college and to provide them with the means to be employed right out of high school. This is the pilot program & if it succeeds there will be more programs offered.

HeeHee have you been to the discussion about screen names? there are some interesting stories. here is the link 

Hi all, big happiness for me, my son returned from deployment in Sept and I was able to go from Indiana to CA and be there when he returned.What a great day!!!! True to form when I hugged him he said to me ''No crying I told you I would be back."  So of course I did my best not to cry.  We got to spend his 96 together, just hanging out and going to movies( that was the main thing he wanted to do besides eat).  At one point when I was trying to find out what he waned to do he said, nothing that involves walking or sand,  we picked a special restrurant every day to eat at, had some really good food.  Now I am back at work and so is he but an even bigger happines is coming.  The end of Oct he will be home on leave and his sister is coming from Tx so I will have all my kids and grandkids in one state for 3 days, I think my Christmas is early this year.  3 kids living in 3 states makes it even better when we all get to be together.  It will also be my Marine's b-day, so I will get to bake him a cake.  On a side note my husband said this morning, instead of welcome home signs I wonder if the airport would ge upset of we threw water balloons to greet him.  My  family has really strange sense of humors.  ( my Marine would love a water balloon fight)

dpmom, that is WONDERFUL!!! You brought a tear to my eyes, and a smile to my face at the same time.

dpmon:  That is definitely a BIG happiness.  I had to laugh at your son's comment when you started to cry at homecoming.  That is such a Marine son comment.  Completely unaware that mom has had months of sleepless nights waiting for this day, and those are tears of relief and joy.

You are probably right that water balloons inside the airport would probably not be the best of ideas.  But I don't see anything wrong with a 21-balloon salute when you get to the car . . .



Congrats on your sons homecoming....... Wonderful news. So glad he is stateside and safe!


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