Well winter has hit Michigan! We have SNOW!!! I didn’t think we would actually have a white CHRISTmas this year…. But we did. It snowed Christmas eve and then the day after Christmas. The girls have had so much fun playing outside and sledding in the backyard.
(insert cool winter pictures here, if I had been a good mom and taken some)
It has also been nice to have my hubby home on LEAVE for the last 3 days! I ACTUALLY have enjoyed having him home. For any of my “followers” that are military may know and understand, you get so used to your marine being GONE. Either on workups, deployments or in and I & I duty, they are gone A LOT for meetings and classes. So in the 17 + years he has been in the Marine Corps, I have really gotten used to him being GONE and doing things on my own. Taking care of our girls and the home and all that is included in that. This duty has been so different. This duty has been more of the REAL WORLD than I care to be a part of. I have always enjoyed living on a base. Living in a neighborhood of military families. I don’t really like living in the REAL WORLD. Honestly I would give up living in our OWN home to live on a base again. This duty has been a little difficult on my hubby too, I think. It definitely is NOT like a regular unit.
Anyways, back to my hubby being on LEAVE. He decided to take leave and enjoy some time OFF while our girls were on Christmas break. He was on duty the week before Christmas and then started leave the day after Christmas. He doesn’t have to go back until the 7th of January. He has helped with the girls, cooked meals and we have been able to enjoy some good quality family time together. I am lucky to have such amazing kids and a wonderful husband. I hope that I can enjoy ALL of the vacation and not go CRAZY having everyone home ALL THE TIME! You know how it is with family???
As 2012 comes to a close, I am looking forward to 2013 and excited to see what it holds for our family. We have BIG plans for 2013 and NO it DOESN’T include a baby. L