As a Navy wife, everyone is very sympathetic when our spouses our deployed for 6-7 months, but it's usually too difficult to explain the work up cycle which takes them away constantly and is much more disruptive to daily life. Dan came home last Thursday after basically being gone the whole month of July. These last 5 days have been wonderful getting to be together as a family! And this weekend we weren't having to get him ready to leave again on Monday because he's going to be home all of August. We haven't had an entire month of him home since December. It's very exciting!!
But that's not all this month! We are even getting our very first getaway as a couple next week. We are flying my mother here on Monday to stay with the kids, and we are driving up to L.A. I am looking SO forward to it!!! I plan on having everything from our June trip (yes, 2 months ago) blogged by then and anything else that pops up. You've been warned about the plethora of blogs coming your way!