Nick has been gone at Officer's Development School (ODS) for the past week. I never knew how long a week could be, how slowly the time could pass, or how lonely it is without Nick. I have a new appreciation for those I know whose spouses are gone for long periods of time.
Isn't he so handsome :) I am very proud of him. He was been working so hard for the past year and a half for this. He was been gone for one week, and he will be gone for another four weeks. He was been blogging about what has been going on in his blog here.
The kids and I are attempting to stay busy since our school year has been over for the past couple weeks. We spend last week cleaning out bedrooms. This week we will be spending time in the doctor's office getting all the kids their wellness check-ups.
Aaron's 5th birthday is this week. It is hard to believe he is already 5! Five years ago at this time I was very impatiently waiting for my son who was already 6 days late! He keeps asking if he can have has birthday presents early; he has no patience! We are having some friends over to help celebrate his birthday and we are having his favorite meal-chicken and fries.
So basically life is pretty boring around here, not that boring is a bad thing, it just makes the days seem really long.