Thursday, January 8, 2009

Welcome Home Dad!!!

Yes, Andy is finally home for his 2 weeks of R&R and we couldn't be happier! Well, I guess we could be happier if he was staying home for good, but 2 weeks will have to do for now. We could definitely all use some excitement in dark and dreary January.

What a whirlwind couple of hours.

We picked him up from the airport. When we got home, he took a quick shower (sitting in various airports for days without clean clothes made this a necessary first stop!). Then the kids finally got the chance to open their Christmas presents - which they did as quickly as humanly possible. I didn't even get a chance to take pictures. Yes, it was that fast!

All of the Christmas present unwrapping (and subsequent package opening - who designs those things anyway?) was enough to wear Andy out. He spent last night on the floor of the SeaTac Airport, so he was ready to hop into bed. He has promised to be up in the morning to make pancakes for breakfast though. We are looking forward to spending a couple of wonderful weeks with him.

Added bonus: the forecast says that it might possibly get up to 10 degrees by next week! You probably won't believe me, but that actually sounds kind of warm at this point in time (50 degrees warmer than it was today) We'll be out in our flip-flops and shorts! Ok, maybe not, but I could probably do without the bulky coat and long johns and wear a sweater instead.

*I have to add that I actually made it to Sam's Club today. I couldn't let Andy come home to a fridge without fresh meat. The shopping was fine, but imagine pushing a Sam's Club super-size cart (overflowingly full of course) and trying to help Ellie with the double stroller over an ice-skating rink of a parking lot with huge ice ruts in it when it's -40 degrees out. I was glad when we made it to the vehicle in one piece without freezing!


JADs Mama said...

I am so glad your Andy made it home safely!! Enjoy your time together and I will be praying that the rest of his deployment goes quickly and smoothly!!!!
Blessings and hugs,

Andrea said...

I am glad Andy finally made it home to you guys. I know you guys will have a great two weeks.