Seriously. Tomorrow is the day! This is my umpteenth deployment but there's always this feeling - mail order brides must feel a bit like this! So much fanfare goes into these homecoming meetings… will he even like me?
If he doesn't, too bad. We have papers already! :)
I know, it seems funny but a lot changes over a year. Schedules have to be adjusted to allow for another person being physically here, not just an idea at the other end of a computer. I have changed. For the better, I hope!
A big one: I cut the awful hair!
Now I'm a blonde.
Another good change: I lost 15 pounds. That was a lot on my short frame, and I feel better - I just hope he notices!
The kids are HUGE. They both had growth spurts while he was gone, and I'm afraid it will be like pouring salt in a wound when he sees them. At least after so many deployments we both have the wisdom to expect these kinds of shocks and try to prepare for them.
Today went by really fast…
We were greeted by the sight of his squadron's pilots flying in, the scream of SuperHornets never sounded so good. Quiet is overrated!
Next up was to get the house super cleaned. I joked on Facebook that the first child to get Spiderman footprints on my fridge or cemented toothpaste left in the sink will be caned. Maybe that's not a joke… I told them to eat over the sink LOL.
Then it was time for "the girls" to get their blowouts and pedi-pedi's. Sprocket is super cute in her purple bows but those had about a 2 second lifespan.
Got my bling for my outfit…
Why the "75"?
Then it was off to the "Night Before" party near the pier in Norfolk.
Loch was at a birthday party so it was just Finn & me. Finn is looking every bit of his status as surgery recovery patient, but he needed the fresh air. Maybe not the 48º temps and 40 mph wind gusts down there. The weather is not going to cooperate tomorrow, but at least there is no rain forecasted.
My dad will love this one: tonight's party was a typical D.O.D. event. Scheduled from 4-8 pm, they ran out of food by 4:40 pm, although the Limbo and Electric Slide on the dance floor was going strong against a backdrop of a huge Security Briefing video being shown on a loop. Pretty funny stuff.
Miles of cupcakes, however. So that was dinner - because I'm not cooking!
It was really difficult to take a photo of the etching on the glasses we received tonight, but it has the ship and name on it. Although I think these are pretty cool mementos to stash away, I'm pretty sure hubby will roll his eyes. Not more ship…. ! Doesn't matter anyways I guess since they will get broken courtesy of our next government move :)
I saved the outfit for last! This is bigger than prom, ladies. You just don't divulge the outfit until the last minute! Well, here it is…
And, courtesy of our current Polar Vortex I will most likely be covering it up with a trench coat!
If any family or friends are interested, this link will be active soon and will be streaming live the USS Harry S. Truman Homecoming tomorrow.
Welcome Home USS Harry S. Truman and Airwing
"Give 'em Hell!"
"Tonight, We Ride!"
No sleep tonight… !