I met Jolene way back when we both went through the whirlwind in the Marine Corps referred to as Commander’s Course. She was a new mama severely jetlagged from flying to Virginia from Okinawa. I didn’t realize the huge feat that was until I did it – whoa! I couldn’t imagine doing that with a baby! However, in true Jolene fashion, I had no clue that she was working on 1-2 hours because she was still so witty and put together each day. I knew I liked her from that one week of intensity!
A few short months later I joined up with her in the Okinawa and was thankful to have a friendly face on the other side during *mandatory* events we attended together. And behind that super sweet smile is also an awesomely snarky lady after my own heart! I nearly died the first time I heard a super sarcastic comment from her.
I didn’t get to know Jolene as well as I would have liked during our time in Okinawa, but so grateful that we met and I felt a kindred spirit. I was beside myself that she was also coming to Rhode Island and so happy that once we got settled we picked up where we left off!
Last month I went out to spend the morning with she and her adorable little blondies at the pier, firehouse and playground too. They are absolutely awesome kids and the little guy pretty much kept me in stitches the entire time we were together! And just so everyone knows – there were no bad guys that got to us that morning because Super C was there to not only out run them, but save the day for all us damsels in distress!
Can you tell that this little lady has an older brother?! I love her “Bring It On” stance for those 2 older boys at the top. No one is going to mess with her!
After she gets done kicking some preschooler boy booty she is also a lady and knows how to dress to impress!
I’m certainly going to soak up as much time with Jolene and her family while we’re here together as I can because in the Marine Corps you just never know when you’ll cross paths again. I look forward to being entertained by these munchkins for the next few months!