Monday, May 24, 2010

Counting Down The Days!

I know the week just started...but is it Friday yet? 

Evie and I are driving down to Texas once again to see Michael this weekend.  Well, I'm driving.  She'll be relaxing in the backseat watching Dora and playing with her toys.  The difficult life of a two-year old, you know?

I'm starting to feel like I could do this drive in my sleep.  Fourteen hours is a long time which is why I split it into two days, but in a way it has prepared me for when we move to Kansas.  The drive from our hometown to Wichita is less than ten hours.  Before taking three cross-country trips since February, I would have said that was an excruciating distance , and we wouldn't be coming home that often.

Not anymore.  Ten hours?  Pshaw.  That's one day's drive.  It's nothing. 

But where was I?  Oh, yes.  We get to see Michael!

Evie hasn't seen her Papa in ten weeks.  Now, that might not be that long in military time when you think about all the deployments and trainings they leave for, but in our household, it's the longest they've been apart.  It's longer than BMT.  It's not like I'm going to tell a two-year old to suck it up, and get used to it. So I'm glad she gets to see him now, instead of waiting until July.

We get to see him for four whole days because of Memorial Day and his Graduation.  Which, by the way, got rescheduled again.  To Tuesday morning.  Good thing I don't have commitments to my time so I can just roll with the punches

Besides the Graduation early Tuesday morning, we have absolutely nothing to do.  It's going to be perfect!

When we visited Michael for BMT graduation, we had four days also.  But with all the ceremonies and the extra people visiting with us, we didn't have a lot of alone time as a family.  Although we enjoyed that weekend immensely, it will be nice to just be a family without having to run back and forth to different things.

I'll be sure to take lots and lots of pictures of us lounging around in the hot Texas weather.

I'm going to be busy this week with packing and getting ready to leave on Thursday so if I don't blog as much, that's why.  If I don't get back here before then, have a great Memorial Day, and take time to remember what that day means!