I guess I should say, I am sorry for going MIA ... without warning... I have a good excuse... honest..
I got a call on Sunday July 18 at 6am... yes 6 in the morning people!!! that my fiancee was on US soil... that meant in days he would be home from his year plus long deployment... this immediate thru me and turned the anxious button on high... of course the moments until I could see him ticked by like a clock that needed a new battery... by Wednesday I was driving home with him in tow!! I couldn't wait to tell the kids, and waited as long as I could to tell them, so that there wasn't 3 of us as anxious as I was.. it was all good.. By the time we drove out to get him, most of the anxious butterflies were gone but the happiness tears set in the moment he walked in the military base hall doors. My daughter made a great sign to Welcome him home, in which she carried with her the remainder of the day.
We chilled out for a few days, of course he managed to tinker around the house, creating a few jobs for himself, which quite honestly I HAD to keep unfinished -- you know how these men need to feel needed.... and truly, it doesn't matter - hes home. If he needs to touch his tools and tinker around improving the house - that is just fine in my book. I haven't been in my craft room as of late. I did some baking while he tinkered around. I managed a few days back to my FT job, however, I would rather sit and look at the man that has been gone for more than 19 months... that isn't a bad thing you know..
Here is something that I put together before my life went 360 with excitement.. it will calm down again.. just not at the moment.. I am still living my high. Thank you 1SGT for returning home safe and sound!
CS: Concord crush, Crumb cake, white
Ink: Garden green, concord crush, black
Modern Label, flower brad silver