Counting down his return…

Ahhh…nearing the end of another deployment!  I am sooo ready for this deployment to be over!  I am in that “hurry up and wait” stage…

I think a lot of the wives go through the “nesting” phase.  That’s where I am…once again!  I have spent the last few weeks getting all the things he likes.  I’ve made sure to get all his favorite foods and drinks.  I’ve gotten new shirts and jeans for him too.  Carpets have been cleaned and the house has been put back in that “OCD order”!  Everything has its place!  Haha  I have all his presents from Christmas laid out…yes, he will still have a Christmas!  I sent gifts to him and made sure he has tons to open at home too.  Our daughter is getting so excited!  She can’t wait to rip into presents with Daddy!  Our daughter has already found her “welcome home Daddy” dress and keeps it hanging on her bedroom door.

I can’t wait to have him home and have our lil’ family back together.  It’s the little things I miss the most…Saturday nights, breakfast together, boots in the floor, washing ACU’s (yes, I have actually missed seeing them in the laundry!), the sound of the front door opening in the evening knowing it’s him home from work, doing the “guy” stuff like camping and fishing, watching movies together…WAKING UP NEXT TO HIM!

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Homecoming…what to wear?

I have seen this question online several times over the past few weeks and thought I would share my opinion!  Haha

Homecoming is an exciting time!  Your husband has been deployed for probably 12-15 mths and is finally headed home!  All the women I know go through the same routine about 2-3 weeks before the homecoming.  We make sure we have their favorite foods, favorite drinks (yes, alcohol is included!), probably some new clothes, house perfectly clean and in order, etc.  The house will have that “OCD” look again!  And then it hits us that we actually have to start cooking all the time again!  LOL  You ladies know where I am coming from…

Now as for the actual homecoming…we make sure the kids are dressed very cute.  Most have on their “welcome home daddy” shirt and proudly waving that little flags we give them.  Tons of signs are made and usually so is the truck!  All of the ladies get stuck on what to wear on this particular day though.  Most go through their entire closet or go buy outfits just before-hand.  We try to imagine what he would want us to wear…what he would love to see when he steps off that plane.  But in all honesty, your husband just wants to see YOU when he gets off that plane and go home!  He is not gonna care what you are wearing…just that you are standing there with open arms and a smile just for him!

My best advice…keep it casual!  You can go for the classy casual look as well.  But trust me, you want to be as comfortable as possible!  You do not want to feel icky, uncomfortable or have sore feet all day.  The wait could be a long one!  You could be sitting there for hours waiting!  You can be comfortable and still look really good!

One more thing…don’t forget to bring things to occupy the kids!  The kids will be restless, anxious and bouncing off the walls!  Coloring books and crayons, yo-yos, books, bouncy balls, etc.