Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Mele Kalikimaka!

We are having a sunny Hawaiian Christmas! Did santa visit you? Did you get everything you wanted? Are you planning to shop the day after Christmas sales?

Deployment Diaries:

Nathan and all his guys were able to take off last night. Just before they left we met with the other families and local Air Force leadership. I was feeling a little irritated about that meeting, because it meant one less hour spent at home, and I had been so weepy (sorry Mary) that I was worried I would be a blubbery mess. But I was fine, and it was actually really nice to visit with the other ladies, shake hands with the 4 star general, and hear from the Wing Commander. I had a really nice feeling as we left the meeting and headed to the airport.

We did not go into the airport. We just pulled up to the curb, unloaded Nathan's four bags of gear, and said goodbye in the departure lane. We miss you, Nathan!

We cried off and on all the way home, but something really funny happened just before we got home: I had to stop at the Shoppette for some last minute candy for stockings, so I locked the kids in the car (luckily Hannah is old enough to stay in the car with the little ones) and headed into the shop. My good friend Kelly was leaving the store just as I was going in. She gave me a big hug (ahhhh) and then I went on into the store. I had picked up two bags of candy when I heard our big car alarm going off. I sped past an MP and ran out into the parking lot to stop the alarm - I guess Kelly had stopped to chat with the kids and when they unlocked the door the alarm started.

So there I was with my puffy eyes and red nose in the middle of the parking lot with two bags of stolen candy, my car alarm honk-honk-honking, and an MP right behind me. Yikes!

That made me laugh all the way home (after I had returned to the store to pay for the candy.)

Hope your day is Merry and Bright!


Mary said...

How funny! Thieving, grieving Wendy!

trying said...

Merry Christmas!! Hope you and the kids get in the deployment "groove" soon. Put the advent calendar away and take out the countdown calendar! : )

Laurie said...

Mary christmas! We just got your postcard! Love it!

Donna Boucher said...


I'm really sorry about the deployment.
How long this time?

Merry Christmas.
Jesus was especially fond of the theif on the cross :o)
(I just finished watching King of Kings :o)

Michelle said...
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Carrot Jello said...

Merry Christmas!

JoyceMcB said...

Ahhhh Wendy! Merry Christmas! I'm glad the meeting went better than you had expected. Keep us posted on Nathan's happenings. Love you lots and lots. Mom

Deanne said...

I've been praying for you and your family a lot lately (and will continue as Nathan is gone). I'm glad to hear that the meating went better than expected and that everyone is holding up relatively well. Also glad to hear that you had something to laugh about! God is good that way isn't He to give us something to smile about and get our minds off other stuff?! :)

Big hugs to you and your family! Love you!

Butterfly Wife said...

Merry Christmas to you. I hope you had a good day with the kids.

adam brown said...

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No Cool Story said...

Deanne said it all.
(((Happy hugs)))

Jody said...

(((Hugs))) to you all.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

I sang and played "Mele Kalikimaka" at my in-laws, who all looked at me like I was high. :)

compulsive writer said...

Ah. I'm sad and sorry and laughing at the same time. You are such a good sport!

Wishing you the best for the new year!

Valorie said...

I saw on Mary's blog that your husband had deployed on Christmas Eve.....huge bummer!!! Hope you and the kids are adjusting ok. Military life is a ride, isn't it? Hang on and pray until you're on the other side!

Jrzy Army Wife said...

Mele kalikimaka! Sometimes you just need that ridiculous thing happen like a car alarm to just temporarily stop the crying.