Thursday, September 4, 2008
MY DH IS HOME :) :) :) :)
I know I haven't said a thing about this on my blog, but my husband joined the Missouri National Guard this spring. It has been a dream of his to serve his country for years, I was happy to support him in his decision. (I was in the National Guard myself for 8 years) So he has been gone to Basic Training for the last 10 weeks. Let me just tell you, ten weeks is a long time! It felt like forever to me. He is home now for 4 glorious months before he has to go to Officer Candidate School.
The children were so excited to see their daddy. It could be partially because I made a big deal about how he was going to be bald. (They shave your head in basic and give you really *fashionable* glasses too.) Our youngest is two and a half, and she did not stop talking for 3 straight hours. "Daddy, what's that? Daddy, is that your hat? Why you wearing that? Are you a soldier? I like your boots..." and on and on. She was just beside herself with joy that Daddy was home.
After a few days of having fun as a family, we left the kids with my sister for two days and went down to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for some time together. We stayed at a lovely Bed & Breakfast, the Inn at Rose Hall. ( I would definitely recommend it as a wonderful place to stay if you ever go to Eureka Springs, BTW) It was very relaxing and fun. One evening, we dressed up fancy, and he took me out to dinner for our 9th anniversary, which passed by while he was gone.
I must say, I like a man in uniform...