Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Month 5 without The Hubby and we're starting to get a little loopy...



I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself. I'm a firm believer in stress crying. It really helps, but then after that, I get loopy and silly...hence the scary image above. At least Isabella looks normal...
What was supposed to be a quick little 4 month long surge deployment has turned into a 5 month ordeal. The ship weathered a few bad storms and underwent some major damage, leaving all of our boys stranded in one port and then another one. They were supposed to be home a while ago but the homecoming date came and went. Babies were born, birthdays were missed, and all our poor sailors could do was shed a few tears of exasperation and call home to hear their loved one's voices and their newborns first cries.. When they were finally sailing out of their current port on Saturday, Tyler called me with excitement in his voice "Hey love, we're sailing! I'm on my way home!" ... an hour later he called back distraught, the ship didn't make it out of the harbor, and they had to turn around again. I can't tell you where they are now, because I don't know, but I'm hoping and praying that it's on their way home to Pearl Harbor!


I want to thank everyone for all of the sweet comments on my previous entry. Aww shux guys!

I've been taking pictures here and there over the weekend, and now I finally have time to upload and post. Isabella has a new favorite game, chase! she love, love, LOVES for me to crawl around on my hands and knees and act like "I'm gonna get 'er!" she just gets those arms and legs to going so fast that she's nothing but a blur of chubby limbs and flaming hair...and she can turn a corner like a Porsche lemme tell ya. Her favorite is when I chase her around and around the big antique steamer trunk that I use as our coffee table...she'll peek around the corner to see if I'm close and then speed off amid a fit of squeals and giggles. Another thing she enjoys these days is talking on the phone...mostly just to daddy. She gets this special smile on her face, just for him. Can you see it?

( Note: please ignore the billboard sized forehead and stringy hair...I'm going to the salon this week to cure both problems.)






4 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry that you have been feeling lonely. All the more reason I wish we lived closer to each other! Since I've been back in the Smokies I've had my eye out for some good thrift stores in the area and I've found a few but I thought you may know of some good ones... any ideas? Can you email me your and bella's birthdays and your mailing address? Strawberrycurls4@comcast.net
Thanks so much! I love and miss you! Keep up the good work mommy!

Lovie said...

Oh, so cute. I can almost hear those little giggles. Her hair is getting so thick! She looks a lot like you in some of the pics.

Anonymous said...

Sure wish I could play chase around the coffee table.

grandaddy

*G* said...

Sure glad you've got lots of energy! Love the expression when she's on the phone with daddy. awwww.....

Aunt *G*