Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Today my best friend welcomes home her husband from an 8 month deployment and I couldn't be happier for them. Not only is it amazing timing for 4th of July weekend but they have a precious little girl who has grown so much so it is time for him to be home and witness it all : ) I literally have been close to tears all day thinking about it and I know that part of the emotions are excitement for her but honestly part of it is that it just rears all my past feelings. It brings me back to the night I waited on a parade field at 2am for my hubby to come home after 12 months. It just takes one second to remember the excitement, the nerves, the fear. It may have been 2.5 years ago but I can still remember it like it was yesterday and thinking about it can still reduce me to tears. I am praying for all of the families who are going through separation and deployments on this 4th of July xoxo

Monday, 1 July 2013

Rainy Monday

Today is a grey and wet Monday but that is perfect for us right now as we need the excuse to chill out in pyjamas and not leave the house after a fun fun fun three day weekend! Friday we left the kids with a babysitter and the hubby and I ended up in Kings Dominion for the day, we are big rollercoaster fans so we had the best time and ended it with a frozen daiquiri and a relaxing drive home before bracing ourselves to walk in the door to our children again haha. Saturday we spent at the pool and then we had a date night with another couple which was great except for the fact that there was a bar crawl going on which provided good entertainment but got a little bit annoying by the end as I cringed and realized that I probably acted like that in public at times...oops! Then Sunday was another pool day ending in dinner with my FIL and BIL : ) We have met the best couple with a little girl that is Madison's age so we have been hanging out with them a lot at the pool and planning playdates, why do you always meet people right before you PCS?!!