The gates to post are absolutely covered in "Welcome Home" signs.
About half of the soldiers are back from Iraq. I was in town the other day and could easily pick out the happily reunited couples, walking hand in hand, pushing strollers as they went shopping.
I'm still waiting for that to be me. For us to be that happy family, walking around town in the happy glow of reunion.
Andy is going to be among the last to come back. I'm okay with that. After a year, what is another week or two, right?
We are starting to get excited though. We're down to a number of days that the kids can actually understand. They are already talking about how much fun they are going to have when he gets here.
Kate is looking forward to having a chess partner again. I DO NOT play chess. Too much thinking ahead and strategy for me. :)
Nick wants Daddy to take him to the hardware store to look at tools. And to play trains and Legos with him. He really needs some guy time. Being the only boy in a house full of girls for a year has been rough.
Poor Tori really doesn't know Andy. That makes me so sad. She was only a few months old when he left. They have a lot of catching up to do!!
We all have a lot of catching up to do. He will have a bunch of time off in October, and we'll be able to just hang out and make up for lost time. Doesn't that sound wonderful?? Now if only the weather will cooperate with us a bit and stave off the snow - then maybe we could do a bit of traveling too!