Friday, January 23, 2009

A Monumental Johnson Occasion

Well, I don't know what happened. I took a little blogging hiatus. Ben was gone finishing up his training through Mesaba for two weeks. It was a LONG two weeks for us all. He finally came home last Friday night, and we were worried that he would have to turn right around and leave again on Monday morning, but as it turned out, he was able to stay home with us until today, which was wonderful! Today, or really tomorrow, marks a monumental event in our lives.....Ben's first flight as a first officer for Mesaba Airlines flying a CRJ900. Wow. It only took him five and one-half years. He'll be on more of a schedule now, which we are ecstatic about. It will be a four-days-on and three-days-off type schedule. So, hopefully we'll never have to go for two weeks without him ever again. Anyway, he sure is good lookin in his uniform!


12 comments:

Natels said...

Ben should have just gone "catch me if you can style" much quicker results, but I am sure happy for him. I love this blog so much jenny, I hope you know that, I check on it almost everyday, it was so hard on me not having a new post for a while. :) Love you guys, hope to see you soon. Don't know the next time I will be in Sandy, but you better count on a visit when I am there.

Dane and Alicia said...

Hey Ben, Congratulations!!! Im sure you know this, but we are sooo jealous. Its all good. Dane will be up there someday also. You guys put in your time so now its our turn. Im sure he will do well and we hope things work out with his scheduling.

Emily said...

Wow! Way to go Ben! That is great and great that the 2 week period is over. Let's have lunch again, Jen. I will email you.

Sorensens said...

Congrats!!! That's a great accomplishment. He does look official in that uniform!

tiffany and darren said...

Too cute, love it!! I can't get enough of Dax, especially when he is trying to be like his daddy.

trevan said...

Congrats Ben!! I'd be lying if I were to tell you that I'm not jealous that you get to fly airplanes for a living.

Maga said...

Congratulations, Ben; I knew you could do it. From one old pilot to a handsome new one I'm proud of you.
I love you man!
Papa

Maga said...

Two handsome pilots!!
Love to all!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations! To Ben for finishing up training and to Jen for surviving the last 2 weeks! ;)

Jamie N said...

Wow! That really is monumental! HUGE congrats to Ben for graduating and to YOU for surviving it all. How exciting for all of you!

LATIMER FAMILY said...

CONGRATS!! We are so excited for you!

Mindy said...

Go Ben!