Is anyone else BUMMED by this rain??? OMG it is really coming down right now!
I have been keeping busy. We right at the 5th month point in deployment. Honestly, it has gone by fast. Staying busy the way that I am helps the time pass so quickly. Although I have slowed it down A LOT with PTO this year, I have picked up the slack with FRG.
I also have one in basketball. Tonight is our 3rd game and thus far, we are 2-0! Whoo Hoo!
My days are so not boring as I try to make it to the gym now about 3 times a week, make sure I go by the FRSA office once a week just to see if there is anything I need to do for FRG, and try to fit in all of my friends and family who require phone calls and special attention. That, I'm not good at. It is so hard for me to take the time to call my friends because I am always finding SOMETHING else that I could be doing rather than being on the phone. Send me a text and I'm GOOD! Ask me to call you and you may be waiting a while... sometimes a day or two!
This week has been really productive. The children and I are signed up for Disney's Give a Day, Get a Ticket program. If you haven't heard, all you have to do is give 6 hours of your time to participating organizations and Voila! A free ticket to Disney. It is soooooo worth it!
Our day just so happened to be welcoming in our very own Soldiers working with the ladies of the FRG that I would have been working with anyway! So when I saw the opportunity for Hug A Soldier online, I jumped on it! One of the companies our Brigade supports was scheduled to come in. Our job was to welcome them in with open arms. Too easy!
We decorated the post with yellow bows on the light post. I must have put together 50 of those things. Okay, maybe not quite, but you couldn't have told my hands that!
Last Saturday, the kids and I got up (in the rain, mind you) to go on post and put cups in the fence to spell WELCOME HOME 518th. Guys, the turnout for this was Amazing! There was a Girl Scout troop out there, and people drove in from South Carolina just to help out. I thought that was so wonderful! The entire post was decorated in an hour! People were back at the office making posters and signs and a school did a 70 foot banner with the kids hand prints.
It made the kids even more anxious for their daddy to come home. Yesterday, I picked them up from school just so that they could see the soldiers come in that they had worked so had to decorate for. It was part of our giving back just to be there and clap for these men and women in appreciation of all that they have done for us back at home. I hope the kids were able to understand the impact of their service.
The Homecoming Ceremony. If you have never seen the Soldiers come home to your families, you should grab a tissue.
Several Veterans and Freedom Riders came out to welcome the Soldiers home.
The soldiers stand in formation and wait to be released to their families.
The families wait for their soldiers to me released!
Okay, it off of the computer now because I have to get in the shower. I can finally understand where Stay-at-Home Moms were coming from when they'd say they were lucky to get one in everyday! I am SO busy most days, I have to remind myself to shower when I get home from the gym!
Yes, I am still keeping it up. There are many days when I wanna just come back home after dropping the kids off and kick my feet up and get me a nap, but I am hoping to continue with this Healthy Lifestyle change. One of my fellow bloggers, Renee at Cutie Booty Cakes, unknowingly has been a motivator for me after seeing her on the Wii Active commercial and seeing her results. I can do it. I just have to keep going!