… my brother will be here! His flight arrives in seven hours. My mom is coming to pick me up in two hours and I haven’t even packed.
Supposedly we’ll have internet at the apartment we’re staying in, so I should be able to keep posting this week. I hope so!
Have a great day everyone!
Today is my brother’s 24th birthday. I cannot believe that he is already 24. Seems like yesterday that he was 8, helping me create a town full of Legos, Barbie dolls, and Hot Wheels cars. 😉 Now he’s on the other side of the world, spending his birthday working!
Josh, we’re sorry you’re not here today, but we celebrated on your behalf. We splurged and bought a half gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream and tipped our spoons to you.
Happy birthday, brother!!
I’m back in town for a quick visit! I was blessed by catching an earlier flight yesterday so I landed around 4:00PM. I’ve spent the day catching up on sleep, doing laundry, and packing for tomorrow’s departure. Hubby and I leave for the airport at 5AM.
Here’s one quick teaser picture from my trip. We were all visiting my grandpa for his 84th birthday. The picture is Grandpa and all his grandkids, except for my brother still stationed in Iraq.
Top (left to right) – Jessi, myself, Grandpa, Derrick
Bottom (left to right) – Nevin, Tiffany
I am now completely overwhelmed! My grandpa’s 84th birthday is next week. My dad called today and I was bummed out about how I couldn’t go. Now, since he is being oh so kind to pay for my ticket, I fly out on Sunday.
I have a layover in Denver for about an hour and then I fly up to Casper. I fly back on Wednesday morning. Then, my hubby and I fly out again on Friday to spend a week in Michigan with his parents and sister. Oy!
Thankfully, I have much to praise God for! First, I get to see two of my grandmothers, my grandfather, my dad, two uncles, and four cousins on the first trip. Second, I get to spend an entire week with my father, mother, and sister in love! Third, I spent the last two days cleaning the house, so it will be very clean for hubby when I’m gone. Fourth, my mother was kind enough to move our Christmas celebration from Sunday to tomorrow night so that I get to spend time with her and her boyfriend before we leave. Fifth, ALL the laundry is done. All I have to do is iron the rest of hubby’s work shirts and then I can pack. Sixth, United Airlines was having a really good sale and we got a fantastic deal on my ticket!
I’m just nervous about all the traveling, especially doing part of it by myself. I always stress over layovers because I’m afraid that I’ll miss the second flight. Thankfully, our trip to MI is nonstop. I much prefer to travel with my husband, and this is the longest we’ve been apart. Ever. I’m going to miss him a ton. At least Cingular has coverage in Wyoming, so I can still talk to him everyday.
Well, I’m off to finish ironing hubby’s shirts and then maybe do something about my disaster of a desk before sundown. I probably won’t be posting again until Thursday of next week and then I’ll be gone for another week. Maybe I should have waited until January to start a new blog!
Have a great Christmas!
Confession time – I have a really bad habit of letting the day get away from me. I try to exercise in the mornings, but other than that, I have no set schedule. I need one. The days are sneaking by and I’m not getting much done. While my hubby doesn’t mind, I don’t think this is what God intended by allowing me to become a full time homemaker.
Today was another one of those days when time escaped unnoticed. However, I have a good excuse for once. 🙂
My brother. My 23 year old dj-ing, photography loving, on-the-other-side-of-the-world brother was online. I love my brother and couldn’t pass up the chance to talk to him via IM. We had a good three hour chat.
Even though I’m three years older than Josh, he’s been through a lot more life experiences than I have. He’s been married, has a child, joined the Army, and is currently serving his second deployment to Iraq. Me? I’ve been married for three years and moved across country to attend college. Compared to him, I’m sheltered.
I always wanted an older brother. Though I’m the oldest by age, we think of ourselves as older brother and younger sister. Josh takes the lead on our roadtrips, looks out for me, and is just generally an all around wonderful brother.
Have I mentioned how much I love him?