Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Getting Back to Normal

He’s home! Well, actually he has been home a few weeks now but all the same….HE’S HOME!! It was a cold early morning when we went to the welcome ceremony but what an exciting morning! I was so nervous I was shaking a little bit getting ready to see him after such a long time apart. We’ve settled back into a routine so easily it is hard to believe that that we’ve only spent two weeks together out of the past 12 months.

Snuggle Bug is beyond thrilled at having daddy home. She had no issues getting used to him and knew who he was as soon as she saw him. Now whenever he comes home from work or walks into the room she yells “daddy!” and grins from ear to ear. She is such a daddy’s girl.

There is a lot going on over the next 6 months or so. We’re heading out to Colorado next week for a 4 day visit. Trying to find a place to live, tour schools and just look around the area. Then we’re spending Thanksgiving in California with the hubby’s family and 4 days in Las Vegas. Then Christmas comes which is always a time of year that flies by. Then New Years, Snuggle Bug’s 2nd birthday in February and my one year blogversary! Then we make our big move to Colorado! Wow! Lots lots lots going on.

BUT…..speaking of Christmas I found a great deal for those of you with younger children! Coupons.com has a $10 off coupon for the Playskool Musical Sit & Spin! That brought mine from $24.95 to $14.95 at my local Wal-Mart. Gotta love saving money on Christmas gifts!

I should get back to the housework but I wanted to post a quick update to say I’m still here, he’s home and life is great!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I cannot believe this....

Oh my. Let me tell you all it has been quite a time these last few weeks. The hubby was scheduled to get home on the 1st of October thus ending this awful 12 month deployment. That then was pushed back to the 3rd of October. He got to his first stop in Europe late Saturday which means you would think that today, Wednesday the 7th, that he would be home with his family. NOPE! Saturday rolls around and the landing gear on their plane breaks….but that doesn’t mean they get a new plane. That means they get to wait for the new part to come in. The part finally gets there, the plane is fixed and last night I was getting phone calls about the welcome ceremony that should have taken place at 5am this morning. I use the word SHOULD because last night I get a phone call letting me know that the hubbies plane as been turned around…..they lost one of their engines. Now they are going to have to wait at least 3 to 4 days minimum while the plane is fixed. They have other planes there but they are all scheduled for other missions. These are the only guys not home yet. Everyone else is back….and I mean everyone. I have no more friends because they are all with their husbands now. It is so hard to see everyone happily enjoying their families and here I sit alone. Every time I get my hopes up and believe that he is coming home he doesn’t make it back. Something always seems to happen. I feel like crap right now and I’m trying to stay positive but I don’t understand why they won’t find another way to get them home. I mean it may be a very small group but they still have families who have been waiting a very long time. At this point I don’t think this will ever end.