Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What now?
Oddly, it seems we've reach a point in our marriage where there is little preparation! That sounds odd but I will explain. When we first got married, we were a month out from moving to a different state. Then after moving was finished we prepared to move again in about seven months. Then six months after our second move we hit our first deployment. So on and so fourth in month increments. As a married couple, we have literally never spent more than 10 months in the same state as one another. Even way less of consecutive days together.
Now we've hit a new stage. The stage of no deployments... and to be honest I don't think either of us know what to do! There are no big events upon the horizon weighing down on us. Nothing creeping up on us. No nagging thoughts of what needs to be done before this monumental deadline. What do you do in a stage of no preparation? We won't even hit the next step of preparation for another year. Which for me seems like a lifetime away.
What is day to day life like without some big change looming? This is the exact answer I have been mulling over for the past couple of weeks. I'm still not sure of the answer. But I have some ideas.
I have to imagine it's relaxing. I assume there will be more time for us to delve into things we enjoy. Obviously more time spent together. What I am sure of, is we are in for some learning!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

We are trying to slow down. Much easier said than done around here!!!
Travis has been home for almost three weeks now and we have been happily and unbearably busy! We are like kids in a candy store trying to have all the fun we can have. Add a never ending To Do list of either stuff that was put off until after homecoming or stuff that recently popped up. I will say it is much easier to handle it all with someone in my corner, always there and willing to help out. I am so wonderfully overjoyed to have my husband home to be busy with... but we need to start slowing down!
In the past three weeks we have...

Relaxed at the Pier

Celebrated three wonderful years of marriage

Made a trip to the San Diego Fair 

Celebrated my birthday!

And much much more! We haven't fallen into any sort of schedule yet nor has work or life really resumed any form of normal. We are enjoying our homecoming cocoon, but all good things must come to an end! Soon work will start back and I registered for classes today which will begin late fall. The funny thing about being busy is it seems there will be no time for work and school! Ready or not though, it is coming and coming up quickly. It has been a wonderful start to our summer but I'm ready to have our "normal" life back. Those content days you just run through your schedule.
I am so thankful for these past few weeks and very excited to see what the rest of 2012 holds. We have trips planned, school to accomplish, plans to be made, big decisions about our future to me made, holidays to be celebrated all over the country. It is going to be a busy second half of the year.