Proud Wife

I am a very proud wife. For the past two weeks, Travis has been in Air Assault school. During this time he had to complete an obstacle course, a 6 mile ruck match in 1 1/2 hrs., learn about every type of helicopter out there, rappel from a helicopter and off buildings, take multiple tests, and then in order to pass, complete a 12 mile ruck march in 3 hrs… all while surviving in this KY heat and humidity!

Well, he did it! He was very nervous about completing the 12 miler in time but he did and now he is a graduate and Air Assault qualified. Saturday was his graduation and I wanted to share some photos from the day.

I wanted to make a cake from scratch, so this gave me the perfect opportunity. I play around on occasion with cake decorating as well, so I decided to copy the Air Assault Badge for the top of the cake. I was nervous about messing it up but I think it turned out rather well! 🙂
(This also means that I FINALLY used my stand mixer! YEAH!)

Up close shot of the cake.

Travis’ platoon in formation at Graduation.

Travis was a platoon leader during his time in school. He is the one in the center in the very back.

Getting his Air Assault pin.

New Air Assault Grad with his new pin.

So proud of him! I knew he could do it!


Travis with another recent Grad and new friend, Matt.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well!

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  • Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]
    August 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, that's awesome! And girrrrrl- you've got some mad cake skills! :]

  • Debbie
    August 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Congratulations Travis!~ The cake looks awesome Allison. I have a good friend who plays around with cakes and decorating them….and I have seen the time and effort involved…you done great girl!

  • M.O.T.B
    August 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Awesome cake! So sweet, what a wonderful example of how a wife should be!

  • Kayla
    August 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats to your guy. That cake looks amazing. I don't have a steady hand to decorate. Jealous over here!

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  • Geezees Custom Canvas Art
    August 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats Travis!!
    Good job on the cake!

  • GrannySue
    August 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Great job with the cake. And thank you doesn't begin to express my gratitude to ya'll. Makes my heart swell to look at your photos. Thanks so much for the post. You made my day.

  • Ansleighsmom
    August 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    congrats travis and that cake is awesome allison so jealous of your mad skills!

  • Jemsmom
    August 17, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Yeah Travis!! I didn't realize you did the cake. Allison, that is awesome!!!! Is there anything you don't do???? You rock!

  • Keep Calm and Decorate
    August 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Congratulations to Travis! The cake looks amazing…there is no way I could keep my hand that steady.

  • Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating
    August 19, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Great looking cake and congrats to the hubs. My husband is in the airforce so I feel you on the long training days.