So, in this post, I wanted to share some pictures from when Jason and Jeremy were given a 4 day pass just before they headed over the pond. We were told that it was a possiblity they would get the pass so when it was confirmed we were soooo excited! As you can imagine, 4 days went by VERY fast. We tried to enjoy it to the fullest and just take savor those moments we were given because we knew that it would likely be the last time we would physically see Jason until this deployment was over. (I know, your thinking "but what about R&R??" well, we have decided together that we will not take the R&R...I will save this reason for another post though) During the 4 days we crammed in several activities, but we also managed to have some downtime at home too. Below are some pictures of our time:
On one of our days, we took the kids to the mountains near where we live. It was such a nice time and the kids loved climbing the rocks.
Jason, being the avid hunter that he is, wanted to go to the woods one day just to see if we would see anything. Well, we did not see anything. Of course if there was anything at there, we were surely making enough noise to let it know we were there, haha.
On our final night, Jason's parents came over to visit for a little while.
On the day that the guys had to fly back, we went to lunch with my mom before I took them to the airport.
At the airport, the kids and I were able to go back with Jason to the terminal to wait for his plane. Time went by so incredibly fast. And of course, the plane was on time (one of those times when you wish for a delay) We took several photos of this time...again, I just wanted them for memory sake. Yes, it is an incredibly emotional time, but I just wanted to capture those moments.
Below are a couple pictures of us hugging good-bye ( boy, that was a hard time)
I am very thankful for the 4 days we had together. We had some fun adventures. There was laughter and there were tears, but we made the most of the time we had and for that I am so thankful.
Both guys are situated at their bases and we have been able to talk and skype with them. We have sent several care packages already and have even received some of our own (which was yesterday's post) We are getting into a routine (kinda) but the Holiday season is upon us and with that brings extra craziness.
Well, I must go for now. But first, I wanted to say thank you to all my followers who continue to check in on us. Now, off to tackle the laundry (before it takes over the house) Have a wonderful day everyone!