I think it's only fitting on Father's Day to give you an update on one of my favorite men, my Prince. I was so thankful that we were able to Skype with him today and tell him how much we love and miss him. He is a GREAT daddy! When you're on Deployment, the holidays run together because everyday is Monday. He didn't realize that today was HIS day. Instead he worked 17+ hours. This seems to be a typical day for Russ. As the story goes he sleeps, eats and works. Then the same thing happens the next day over and over again. We are lucky enough to talk to him almost daily for a few minutes each day. He looks great, but I am pretty bias. He is tired but he wouldn't tell you that. He tries really hard to keep a positive outlook on everything. This is why I love him so much. Even during a crappy situation (Ummm… LIKE this!) he will find something FANTASTIC about it!
No worries, my husband is protecting your safety. ROFL. I have to laugh at this photo because Russ seems to be obsessed with toilets overseas. Not sure of the story behind this photo but I thought it was pretty funny that he has potty patrol. This is my hero!
One of our friends invited us over for dinner tonight. It was a coworker of Russ from the Pentagon. I was so grateful for this invite. It meant we were able to get out of our house and celebrate rather than sit at home and be sad. The kids have been doing so great since we came home from the cruise and I want it to continue. Don't get me wrong, there are still moments but they are much more under control. Thank God!
This week was a tough week for me. I did a few STUPID things which could have played a good role into my mood. Could have been the moon. Who knows? I am female and totally allowed to have these moments. I just make sure I can pull myself out of the them otherwise we are in trouble. This means I do a lot of self talk and SO very thankful for my friends that can make me laugh until I almost wet my pants. They are the BEST!
The kids are now on Summer Break and thrilled. I'm thrilled because I'm a night owl and this means I can sleep in just a wee bit. It's a good thing.
Here is a few pictures captured today of my kids.
Lastly, this is what I made for my Prince.
I thought the stamp set was perfect to use for a Father's Day card for him. I didn't put a Father's Day sentiment on the card because I wasn't sure the card would make it in time. I am so glad this set will continue on into the new catalog. You can check out this set and much more in my Online Store. I stamped until 3am last night with a friend of mine. It was so much fun and I got a lot of stamping done. I'll be back tomorrow to share more.
Thank you for your continued Prayers for Russ! We can't thank you enough.
Have a GREAT week!