Just a little update. Last week we battled illness in the house. I took Friday off to get some rest and hopefully kick the bug I'd been struggling with. But like most mommies, illness does not mean a day off. Derrick received honor roll at his school on Friday and a citizenship award for the second time this year. I'm just going to take my mommy moment to brag on that. He is such a sweet spirit. He is this natural leader that just radiates joy. So on my sick day, I had to scoot over to the school and watch the ceremony. Then I went home and rested. And I kicked this thing.
Feeling better, I was able to celebrate my friend's birthday on Saturday. The military doesn't allow us many friends who stick around for long but the birthday girl is one of those rare incidents :) So I really really wanted to be well to make the celebration. We headed to Wiens Winery (blogged about it here) and then had lunch at South Coast (blogged about it here). Ok, after writing that out it seems I spend a lot of time at wineries.
On Sunday, we had another celebration for one of our military friends. A baby shower. One of my favorite kind of parties. We have really hit the jackpot of military friends. This particular group, during this stage in my husband's career, has been the best. We all live in this town an hour north of base. Which is awesome because we have our own little military community outside of base. I think this is a unique military experience but it's such a blessing.
My husband wasn't too thrilled to go to a baby shower. Excuse him, he is old school. I said, "Honey, this is our family, our military family. We celebrate these milestone/joys together because our families are too far away to do it with us." I've been around the block, military wives...my word of advice...embrace your military family. They are a close second to what you have left behind.
Cheers to the almost end of the week!
My next weekend consists of a dinner party with these awesome girls above, meet up with Ramblings of a Marine Wife (so excited), Ky's flag competition, and neighborhood Super Bowl party. My life is currently not dull :) It's always fun to go through these busy times but I do enjoy a little down time too!