Well, Mark has been in Georgia for 2 weeks now and still hasn’t gotten assigned to a unit. He found out yesterday that they will not be going to their units until Monday! He was upset, because they gave him basically a three day. He didn’t even work yesterday, just went in for them to tell him that! So, he called me yesterday morning and we talked about the girls and I coming down to stay with him for the weekend (since he cannot go 150 miles away from post). He said yes, I was excited, and the girls and I were on the road by that afternoon. When we got here the girls were so happy because they got 2 surprises (they didn’t know we were going to see daddy, but Natalie had her hunches!)
The girls made crowns on Thursday and they just had to wear them on the way down. It didn’t last though; they were off before we got there. It was only a three hour drive so they had their marker boards, leapfrog letters and a movie. We also listened to Little House on the Prairie cd for a while, they really enjoy that story.
Finally made it! and you can tell by the picture, they were excited! We met at the parking lot to the hotel he was staying in.
And now, for their 2nd surprise:
Yup, we decided to keep the
annoying dog! The girls were super happy!
Walking the dog….Noni was happy to see them too.
So, before we got there Mark made arrangements to go to the temporary lodging on post, which is way better than off post. He didn’t get to stay there during his 2 weeks by himself because they didn’t have any rooms available, but since we were coming he wanted to find something cheap, so he tried again, and lo and behold, they had a room available. It was cheaper than what he has been staying in, and we are glad for that. When I came by myself we staying in a hotel that had a kitchenette, but it wasn’t anything compared to this:
I packed for three days but was prepared to leave the next day (didn’t know what DH wanted). But when we got here he wanted us to stay the whole weekend and leave on Monday, which was alright with me, because I was prepared for that! I also was prepared to not eat out, as I packed our dinnerware and planned on buying some microwavable dinners when I got here, but……
When I saw this kitchen, I was surprised….then….I opened the cupboards…
Oh my, was I surprised and excited. They had pots and pans, plates, cups, silverware…All I could do was thank the Lord for providing. He is so great in knowing exactly what we need! I went to the Commissary and bought food for the next 3 days (well, 4 for options). Mark loved having a “home cooked” meal.
My workspace…I brought down with me Ruth, the lesson book that I have to create 3 crafts for. What an amazing story, I am amazed every time I read it, and I am so excited to create a craft (or find on the internet…whichever comes first…lol). So that is what I am working on, and this blog, it really takes a while for me to write blogs, I figure once I get a handle on it, it might go a little faster, or so I hope! I actually wrote this post yesterday, but I was using Word 2007 and it wouldn’t post my pictures and I couldn’t figure it out, so I changed to Windows Live Writer and tweeked the post a little!
Anyway, here are some other pictures.
One of the sights and sounds I miss at home is watching the girls climb all over daddy with laughs and giggles. I love them so much.
Playing on the playground, at the hotel.
Emily really missed Noni. She is so excited that we get to keep her, and I am happy that she is happy…I may not like the dog, but Emily’s (and Natalie’s) happiness is much more important than my dislike for the dog, she will grow on me, I know it!