I definitely plan to start blogging again some more. I miss reading and commenting on blogs and the friends I’ve made through blogging.
It’s been a crazy year but everything has settled down and Kyle is home for good :)
Kyle arrived home from deployment in September but he needed some physical therapy for his knee. They sent him to an army base near DC. So we spent the next 3 months traveling back and forth from DC to Delaware. However we made the best of it.
I also finally have a steady job as a psych nurse. I really went back and forth about settling down into psych but I really do enjoy working in that field!
So for now that’s a general update. I’m coming back with a year in review post soon! :)
How was everyone’s holiday season?
Any resolutions for the new year?
Husband is almost officially home! This is mostly going to be pictures. Because words can’t express the joy and thanks I have for the support I received from my husband, family, friends, and everyone else.
Homecoming outfit. I did not want to have wardrobe malfunction. Jeans are safe.
Ft Dix homecoming. Family was able to come to the base to see them the day they arrived in the US.
Dr. Jill Biden spoke! She was at their going away ceremony as well. It was such a pleasure to hear her speak to the families and soldiers.
It was great to have the husband home. We are dealing with some other issues that I will post about later. For now enjoy these few pictures we have to share :)
I forgot to share this a week or so ago but I was contacted about Mesothelioma Awareness. Having the husband out in the sun all the time on his deployment was still a huge concern for me. I would appreciate it if everyone would go check out Emily’s post about the 8 Things You Should Know about Mesothelioma
During the deployment, I sent a box per week if I could. I never went longer than a week and a half without sending the husband a box. The husband has a gluten intolerance therefore couldn’t eat at the cafeteria very often. From what he has told me he has not eaten breakfast in 2 months nor has he been able to eat at “chow hall” in a month. It’s been fun dealing with his gluten sensitivity while deployed -note all sarcasm-
Regardless, I made sure to send him a box of rice krispies twice a month. I have guys asking me to make them when my husband is Skyping with me. He also passes along requests. I receive specific orders on flavors and everything. It’s something I love to do for them.
This was the one and only care package for Rice Krispies I decorated.
Design: The cupcakes, ice cream, donut, and cake were all made with my silhouette. These took forever to make. I used my silhouette cameo. I believe a lot of them came from ppbndesigns .
The wording on his box states
- Life is sweeter with you
- I love you more than chocolate (but please don’t make me prove it)
I believe this is the box where I added GF oreos to the rice krispies and GF cake mix to another batch with sprinkles. I plan on posting lots of Rice Krispies recipes in the future. :) They are a hit!
Happy weekend everyone!