Maybe it is just this time of year, or maybe I am just in a love mood. With one week almost to the minute of when I am done with my finals, and fall semester of junior year is over - all I can think about is being home with amazing friends, family, and the love of my life! Last year our holiday was cut short with getting home from one deployment, and getting immediately deployed out again when the earthquake happened in Haiti. YIKES! So this year, we are living it up to the fullest! B is coming home on Saturday the 18th, and we are starting it out right with a nice evening in the city -ice skating, riding the incline, and having a good dinner. I am so excited! And we are going to the Steeler Game the 19th which is one tradition we had to break last year due to the deployments. We decided to go to NYC for New Year's this year too. I am so excited to just kick back and relax (and work of course) without a care for school for about a month! I feel so blessed to have such an amazing life and family to go home too. Especially with everyone home this year for Christmas.
Also we just got word, that B potentially is not going to get deployed, not having to extend his contract and getting out in the early fall! Such amazing news to wake up to yesterday, although it is not official - to not have to go through another deployment, missed holiday seasons, missed 21st birthday, and just a long 7 months of missing him. So we are still waiting on confirmation, but I am not getting my hopes up to high, because things never go the way we want or plan.
So wherever you are the next week or so, STAY WARM! Enjoy the loads of snow we are getting and take advantage of it and go skiing or boarding! I am taking B for the first time this winter and I am so excited to start yet another tradition.