Well Ian, Blake and I survived the first whole week of the deployment. So far so good. We have kept pretty busy and have stayed right on our routine/schedule. I had a down day on Friday - first day I actually had nothing to do. It was a great me day - boys took a nap -actually at the same time so I was able to do a super quick cleaning and then thought I should go down for a nap as well because this time NEVER happens. I curled up on the couch and caught up with my TV shows that I had tivoed! It was great. I even caught a quick pick me up nap. However, when the boys woke up they woke up crabby and it really hit me - its going to be just me for one whole year. I got a little choked up, then Ian started crying for Daddy - I tried to hold it together but in that single moment - I just couldn't bare to see my son so upset for his father - Ian and cried for Jeff together. A good boo-hoo-snot-out-the-nose-cry. It was my first good cry since the deployment. I think I have been in denial about the whole thing. At that moment I came to turns and accepted the big pink elephant that I have been brushing off the last few months. Blake wasn't sure what was going on... lol...he just played with his toys. We then made a nice picture for Jeff and put it in the mail. :) He will be getting lots of pictures!
Well on this very day Sept 27th it had been flurrying on and off all day - not enough for a dusting. Well I went over to a girlfriends house to gab and just have some grown-up talk. Well as I attempted to leave around midnight there was 2 inches of snow on the ground! The first snow of the winter! Can you believe that? It snowed last year on October 6th! Yikes. I think this is going to be a winter with a lot of snow. Go figure, when Jeff isn't hear the snow is going to hit the fan!!! I will post a picture tomorrow. Going to go to bed to wake up to more snow probably and take the boys out in it! It will be fun - Blake will be able to play in it this time around.