Flew into DC yesterday (Thursday) en route to Annapolis to see DS for Easter and didn't plan to see him until Friday night. We got a special surprise when he called and said to come over and meet up with him as it was rolling cart night and he could be with us at Dry Dock. What a treat! Spent 2 hours visiting and being in his world. The Yard is gorgeous. Tulips in bloom and lots of sun. Apparently liberty has been extended until 10:00 on Sunday, so we will enjoy a few extra hours with him. The mids all looked so great stolling around the yard in various activites. It was also nice to see the different groups practicing. We were also blessed at seeing the bagpipes and dancers rehearsing just outside of the Dry Dock. DH got some great pictures of that!!! What a difference almost a year has made in his life! The last time we were on the Yard was PPW. DS was relaxed, confident, and bubbling with summer plans and news. He walked us all around the Yard pointing out his classrooms, etc. I marveled at his ease and happiness! I remember how locked on and nervous he was the entire weekend of PPW. I am so thankful for this experience and grateful that he is finding his stride. Happy Easter to all! PS- I am off to the Mid Store! I hear there is a sale!