Friday, April 13, 2012

Vacation Here I Come

Sort of.  It's not the sunny, tropical getaway with my husband that I'm longing for.  But I am getting away for a couple weeks.  And it is someplace warm and sunny.  Only it's with my mom. 

We're flying out this weekend to California to stay with my brother's wife and their two kids.  Why with them and not my brother you ask?  Because he's in the military and left for a 6 month deployment at the beginning of March....10 days after my little niece was born.  Yep, you heard me correctly.  They only got to spend 10 days together as a family of four before he had to head out ;( 

Since my SIL has been on maternity leave it hasn't been too big of a deal for them, but now she's back to work and needs some reinforcements to help with the kids, meals, cleaning, and walking their dog.  Her parents are there this week to help, and we'll be there for almost the next two, so hopefully by the time we leave they will all be back into a routine. 

So while I have visions of laying by the pool reading a book for the next two weeks, I'm sure the kiddos have completely different plans for us! 

As much as I'm looking forward to getting away for awhile (I'm loooong overdue for a break from life) I'm already homesick for Jeff (and I haven't even left yet).  This is the longest we'll have been away from each other since we started dating 6 years ago. 

So, I'm not sure how much I'll be around over the next couple weeks.  Obviously they have internet access (it's only California, not the stone age) but I'm not sure how much I'll log on.  But I will be thinking about you all and hopefully lurking, even if I'm not posting or commenting.  I do want to give two shout outs off the top of my head before I go:

Good luck to Alissa at MissConception on her FET next week! 

Good luck to Maria at Every Day Is A Country Song on her long-awaited IUI! 


  1. Its really rather typical to either not give the soldier time to come home during the deployment for the birth or only give the soldier limited time before deployment for the birth. The Army views pregnancy as a natural event as do they view the same for miscarriage. Now if she was dying they might send him home. I don't think its right but its something I have to live with being an Army Wife myself.

  2. Awwww.... have a blast! Where in Cali will you be??? (you can email me if you'd rather)

  3. aww, jenny, thank you SO much! that is so sweet and made me :) so big! i really appreciate all of your support!!
    i hope that your trip to california is a blast...and i hope that you get to have at least a few relaxing trips to the pool. it's so wonderful that you'll get to spend such quality time with your mom, sil and neice. it's gotta be so tough what your brother and sil had to go through in the beginning...i really admire their strength. you must be so proud of him.
    i can completely understand about missing your husband before you even leave. steve has to go to ny again this weekend and i kinda already miss him :)
    lots of thoughts and prayers.
    have fun!! you deserve it!
    maria <3