Well this past weekend I can't say that we did anything spectacular. Except one thing...
we got to love on Nick!
Friday was the start of a three day weekend for him and we had so much fun with him! It was his first day off in a month...no weekends off, and he's gone about 15 hours a day so when he does get home there's not much time for him to do much of anything other than eat dinner, shower, and go to bed.
It was wonderful having our family all back together. And kind of funny. Nick hasn't been around so much that he kept trying to get the kids down for a nap (who don't take naps anymore), sending the kids up to their rooms with toys that we now keep downstairs, and trying to get them to watch programs we don't watch. So funny. I can't imagine what it would be like having a husband deployed or something...
We visited a lot of amish, went on a field trip, went to church, our zoo's halloween festivities, carved pumpkins, and laughed a lot.
It was so wonderful. We are so blessed. Nick Sunday at dinner told us thank you for such a great weekend.
But it's us that should be telling him Thank You.
I'm sure there are so many guys who wouldn't be home on their first days off.
They'd be at the golf course.
Or a buddy's house.
Or a bar.
But not Nick. Nope. He has no where else he'd rather be than at home with us. With our messes and our tantrums, our loud playing, and our sword fights.
And that to me, is amazing.
Sidenote: I have pictures somewhere on my camera...goal today is to find camera :)