Sugar and Spice Whips the Boys

We’re in countdown mode here at the Humpfreeze house as the darling twins will be leaving next week for 5 months in Arizona. It’s time for their military job training for the Army National Guard.

I won’t bore you with the military’s second language consisting mostly of acronyms about AIT and what their MOS is and their last weekend of RSP.

What I will bore you with is how the darling twins along with their friend Jenna kicked some serious butt at their weekend drill in December. It was family day and I was home sick but PhilBillPaul and Scary Baby went. And luckily Jenna’s family brought their camera. Thank you Ed and Dar!

Nothing like a little friendly competition among soldiers. It’s important to know that the group consisted of about 100 males and less than 20 females.

A little tug-of-war.

Some physical training.


Plus a variety of other events and challenges. In the end, the girls shined!

A total of 5 trophies were given out and 3 were given to our girls…

3 point shoot out:
First Place ~ Lizzie

Drill & Ceremony:
First Place ~ Rachel

Pugil Stick:
First Place ~ Jenna

PLUS Jenna also received a medal for basketball. At the end of the day, she was the only one to receive two awards!

I’m not sure their recruiter really understood that he landed 3 golden female recruits and since I’m the mom of two of them, my opinion appears to be a little biased!

When I asked him if he was beaming with pride at his 3 lovely recruits kicking some butt …

Him: “They surprised everyone including me.”

Me: “I beg your pardon? You didn’t expect them to shine?”

Him: “I didn’t expect them to dominate”

No surprise for us.

The Army National Guard is lucky to have these three amazing female soldiers. We already knew that.

I’m pretty sure the trophies were a little cheesy and mostly for the families’ benefit. While we appreciate the gesture, we don’t need trophies to remind us of how incredibly proud we are of our daughters!


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  1. 1
    Melodi says:

    You have every right to be proud!! Go Girl Power!

  2. 2
    Teri says:

    I’m not only proud…I’m grateful!
    Grateful that these young women love their country and our freedoms enough to sacrifice some of the prime years of their lives to defending those freedoms and all of us.

  3. 3
    Nancy says:

    WOW, Quite impressive!

  4. 4
    Kerri says:

    Amazing young women!


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