Sunday, May 15, 2011

Party and a New Beginning...

Part 1:
Saturday, the kids and myself, attended a great birthday party.  My cousin's son turned 7 years old.  She rented a giant blow up jumper.  Boog loved it.  He played his little heart out.  He loves his cousin so much.  It is so funny how my 2 year old LOVES older kids.  He copies everything they do.  I am constantly reminding the older children to set a good example. 
The Birthday Boy!!

This is the outfit that we bought him.  Old Navy has the cutest clothes.
I love my cousin, Marsha!  I really enjoy spending time with her and the family.  She is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet.  I think she liked the clothes a lot more than the birthday boy did.  He looked in the bag wondering where the toy might be.  : )

Part 2:
On Friday, my husband decided to take an opportunity to make more money in a different career.  Tim and his brother, Chris, decided to attend truck driving school.  They signed up as a team and were accepted to the truck driving academy in North Alabama.  He left at 1 p.m. today.  School starts tomorrow.  I am proud of him for wanting to support our family even though the time away from him is going to be so difficult.  He will be gone for the next 3 weeks (possibly home on the weekends) while attending the school.  Then he will be leaving for GA and will be gone approximately 6 weeks before he gets to come home again.  At that point, he should receive his CDL and Chris and Tim will be team driving for the next year. (On the road for 3 weeks, home for 3 days.)  Pray for me, guys.  I am the type of person that wants to be around people all of the time.  I DON'T comprehend the word loner!!  LOL. This experience is going to be particularly difficult for me.  My sister recently went through her husband being deployed for a year and he is gone frequently due to his job with the National Guard.  She did great.  She is a LONER.  I, however, am the complete opposite.  I loathe being alone.  You might be thinking.....doesn't she have 2 children?  Yes, I do but after days alone with baby talk, Dora and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (with no adult conversation) I might as well be put in a padded room.  LOL.  I love my babies' and they do keep me company but not the same as having my Hubby home each night.

I miss you so much already!! 


Kasi said...

Prayers...My husband and I went through a time when he was in school but we weren't married. I think it'd be harder now that I'm use to being with him all the time. Just keep telling yourself...This too shall pass and God will never give you more then you can handle :)

Amanda said...

We have been together for 6 years and married for 3. He has had jobs where he trained away from home but I got to see him a couple of times a week. This is definitely a new and harder experience. Thank you so much for your kind words.

Whitney said...

You make me sound like a recluse. LOL. I pretty much was though, while J was gone. I wouldn't have made it had it not been for you, the babies and Mama.
Don't put yourself down so much. You're going to be just fine. :)
Love the pics!