As you will remember, my hubbers left for Afghanistan in September of 2010. It sucked. Life was hard for a while. I cried a lot. But slowly, things became easier. Winter came (my favorite, favorite time of the year!) and it started to snow (my favorite type of precipitation). Watching my kids have fun in it was a major source of joy in my life. They played in the backyard...
We went sledding...
I even enrolled the boys into indoor soccer to pass some time. Johnny took to it like a champ:
(We've since tried several times to encourage him to play, but after this year's fall soccer flop, we've conceded that he just isn't into sports lol).
Eventually Christmas was finally here!
My kids made sure to keep my hands occupied while my husband was away...
I got a creepy dog to keep me company...
Okay, he can be cute too.
But this certainly isn't cute:
I made my son a shitty Darth Vader cake for his birthday (hey, I tried!)
Then finally, the month after the shitty cake, my husband came home.
So we went to Disney World!
The best part:
We also went to some other places during that trip. One of my favorites was the Airborne and Special Ops museum in Fayetteville, NC. They don't allow flash photography so the crappy cellphone pics will have to suffice.
We went to the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia...
And walked around Philadelphia for a while:
After our vacation, my husband returned to work after a couple weeks. Life became normal again, we happily adapted to our routine way of life. We spent the summer at home mostly, occasionally having family over for cookouts and the normal summertime activities. We went camping in the White Mountains in New Hampshire and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Which brings us to fall/winter of 2011, which I will need to continue tomorrow as a new post. Goodnight!