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Bring Your Wife To Work and Wear Matching Flight Suits? Yes Please.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a picture of Parker and me in matching flight suits. Last Friday, Parker's squadron had a spouse day. We had both been looking forward to it for weeks! The wives and significant others got to come to base with our husbands, fly in the simulator, try on their gear, and tour the tower. Oh, and we also got to wear flight suits the entire time. There isn't much more exciting than getting to wear your husband's flight suit around all day! Parker and I both absolutely loved it.


The first thing I did was receive my call sign- Parker had already revealed the name he had chosen, but I still giggled when I saw it written. He gave me the call sign "Moose", and here is the story behind it. When he first heard about spouse day, he called my twin sister to brainstorm potential call signs for my patch. Let me preface this by saying things typically do not go in my favor when those two get together. Danielle suggested Moose because it's a long-running family joke. When I was younger, my mom took us to one of those shops where you get to stuff your own stuffed animal. I saw a moose, and my mom said "Chelsea, that's perfect because you look like a moose!" She swears it was a compliment, but to this day I really don't see how. Nevertheless, Moose it was.


They have this tradition where the wives/significant others bring a pair of heels to wear with the flight suit. I have to be honest, I thought we all looked ridiculous. Thankfully it was just for the picture, and those heels were quickly replaced with comfy shoes. I'm all about the comfy shoes!


Those flight suits are super comfortable! I wouldn't complain too much if I had to wear one of those every day, but after seeing what Parker does on a daily basis, I think I'll leave it to the professionals. I tried my hand at the simulator, and it was not easy! I got to take off from the runway and fly over Kingsville. With extreme guidance from Parker, I managed to do those things semi-okay. He wanted me to practice landing on the boat, which obviously I knew I would not be able to do. I told him to tell me what to do every step of the way and really help me. Two seconds in, I crashed in the ocean. When I asked where my help was, he shook his head and said "There was just nothing I could do for you there". Helpful, but it was neat getting to fly the T-45 in the simulator.



I tried on his G-suit and all of his flight gear next, and they aren't messing around with that stuff! It's pretty heavy duty, but I guess that's a good thing!



This day was just a really neat opportunity to see what Parker does. I have toured the bases we have been on before, but I think the biggest thing this experience gave me was a deeper appreciation for how difficult his profession is. I'm constantly in awe of the things he is able to do...it really is an honor to just get to stand on the sidelines and watch it all happen. This squadron has been great about involving me, and I am so thankful for that. It isn't always that way at all, but getting to see Parker fly last week to experiencing a day in the life this week has been a gift. Hanging with my best friend in matching flight suits was a blast for both of us!









29 comments :

Brittney said...

How fun is this? I LOVE you ladies in your fancy heels and suits! Too cute.

scrapperjen said...

That is SO cool! Great pictures.
I'm glad you got to do that.

Mackenzie @bellbliss.blogspot.com said...

Wow how fun! What a special experience. I wish my husband't unit had spouse day! I don't think it would be this cool, though!

Ashley said...

That is awesome! I'm sure that is a special day you'll never forget.

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

That is so cool!!! You are totally rockin' the flight suit.

Lindsay Calvert said...

SO cute! and such fun!

Rachel S said...

That is really awesome!! My husband needs a cooler job now!!

Amanda Marie said...

You two are so stinkin adorable. That looks like so much fun. I may talk to my key spouse about planning a spouse day. :)

Kelly said...

How CUTE! That looks like so much fun! I do agree, however, that the heals with flight suits does look a little ridiculous haha.

Emily Stewart said...

Ugh well I just love this! Plus that picture with all of you in heels is super cute :)

Brianna said...

Oh.My.Goodness! How adorable are you two together?! What a special day to share with Parker. I know you were just over the moon about the whole thing! How exciting!

Jen said...

This is seriously awesome! The Army does GI Jane days for spouses and it's always a blast.

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

I love that you got to experience this with your husband. And no, you do not look like a moose but I love the patch, very sweet!

Amy said...

so fun + so cute!
seriously what a great tradition and way to share your day and his job with each other!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

SO adorable! Love this!!

Traci@TheHallway said...

OMG! How stinking cute is that!!!!!

Blogger Ash said...

This is so cool! Great pictures and memories!

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Elizabeth said...

moose is also from TOP GUN! so that is way fun!

Miranda Pridgeon said...

That would be so much fun! I wish my Husband's base had a bring your spouse to work day...even though that would be a little boring cause he sits behind a desk all day...haha but seeing what he does would be very cool!
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Susannah said...

Haha. Sounds like such a fun day! You ladies all looked so awesome in your flight suits and heels!

Neisha Bella said...

How cool is this!!!! You look professional in his suits haha

Kenzie S said...

How awesome is that! Looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun :D

Tammy Jo said...

What a super cool experience!!!

Stephanie said...

That is so much fun! I am going to have to ask Tom is they do anything like that here at Ft. Campbell! You two are adorable!

Kirstie Semler said...

That looks like so much fun ! You guys looks great! I wish they had something like that out here in VA!

Elizabeth Lynn said...

This looks like so much fun!!! And I'm definitely going to have to see if they have a spouse day out here!

Rachel Lynn said...

My husband's squadron used to have a spouse day where we got to go up in their helicopters, but the last 2 years it's been canceled because of funding. I missed it right before we got here, and they haven't had it since. :(

Hurray for you and getting to experience Parker's job! It really is a pretty cool opportunity.

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Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Awww. I absolutely love this idea. I've actually never heard of anything like this before but it's not like I actually get around those military parts. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time and that spouses get to experience this. Moose is so awesome and I love the story behind it!

Melanie Obie said...

What an awesome experience. Spouse Day fell in the month we weren't in Advanced (it was just 2 months after Nick winged). So I'm jealous you got to do this. Also, random, but I spotted two of my friends in your heeled group photo!!!

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