27 September 2010

he's home . . . & off again already??

Greetings all,
Yahoo, my husband's back!!  We're so happy, excited, elated & thrilled in this household, i'm sure you can see the love from the moon. 
It was a big surprise to the children when we headed to the airport & very emotional when they ran into their Papa's arms, ending a long 9 months apart.  This deployment's main challenge was the work load of the children's homework, sport & committments.  It's different each time, as they get older & change.  I put the horror of war out of my mind or i'd go crazy & i was able to talk to my husband up to 5 times a week so great communications for us this time.
A welcome distraction has been the amazing success of Shop Handmade which has kept me busy in a very positive way.  I can not thank Rachel & Julie from Shop enough, for keeping me focused on sewing as well as thoroughly entertained, offering me a position to work in my chosen field of the past decade (handmade) during school hours in "the most beautiful Shop in Canberra"!!  The atmosphere in there is so fantastic, we love it.  
So my husband left Afghanistan a week ago & had an opportunity to shop on the long trip home, da dah, inexpensive Converses all round.  He actually couldn't believe how big the chidlrens' feet were - they have grown a LOT in 9 months, especially our about-to-start-highschool young lady.
Thank you everyone for all your gorgeous supportive comments throughout this year.  I got blogging more seriously in January in preparation for many long lonely nights & gosh it made a difference, i felt i had great friends when i needed them & really appreciate it.  
So yes, he's home . . . but he's flying to Brisbane twice in the next 12 days.  We're also off to Sydney for his Nanna's funeral later this week too.  I'm spending the rest of the school holidays shuffling children around bedrooms & will post their room make overs.  Then my husband starts 3 months leave, yippee!!  My head is spinning though.
Finally, happy Family & Community Day Canberra, we have a public holiday.  Love Posie

28 comments:

The Handmaden said...

Wow, happy times, YAY for you!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I'm so happy for you all, so wonderful to have your husband back, enjoy your family! x

beck said...

How fantastic for you all, yay! Sounds like you have a busy but happy time ahead. Hope you get to enjoy some quality time with your hubby too, have fun xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay for hubby being home & yay for cheap converse!
enjoy the time together & sorry to hear about his grandma.
happy week to you Ms Posie

Jennie said...

Yaaayyy! That must have been such a huge surprise for the children!
So happy for you Jennie!

Hugs to you...xx!!

Kate said...

Yay - enjoy being all together again!!

Thea said...

I'm nearly in tears reading this imagining your family's excitement (amid the sadness). Why are you blogging woman! x

VintageVicki said...

Am glad you have your husband safely home again :)

Love the pic of all the converse - could be this house as the boys & I love them :)

Christina said...

Glad to hear he's home! Hope Brissy turns on some wonderful weather for him while he's there. Enjoy your time as a family again.

So glad that your blog has been such a support for you. Love the cons too! :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh thanks, we're super excited here. Now i'm able to blog as my husabnd is updating the new laptops with new (bloody expensive) software, so while he's busy doing that, i'm blogging. Love Posie

Tania McCartney said...

Happy happy days. x

yardage girl said...

Excellent news all around (except for the loss of Nanna). Have fun!

Rubyred said...

So happy that your husband is back safe! Have a lovely happy time together! Sorry to hear about his grandma though.
Lovin the converse too!
Rachel x
ps. love your colour choices in my comments!

Kate said...

He's back!! Hooray!! And well done you Ms Posie for keeping it all together for so long and so well.
Enjoy each other.

Jen (Melei) said...

Jennie, I am SO happy for you. I did get a little choked up reading your post. Wonderful news that he is home (where he belongs). Love Jen

Sally said...

So wonderful to have him home. I am ***SO*** happy for you all. Thoughts too are with you at this ambivalent time with Nana's passing. Best wishes for the funeral and a celebration of her life.

But most of all ... YAY! YAY! YAY! He is home. Safe and well.
I take my hat off to your Ms. Posie - you're MY hero.

Jenny said...

What wonderful happy news-have a fabulous fabulous time-how special to all be together at last:)

Freckled Sparrow said...

Happy for you!

Heidi said...

congrats congrats....what are you doing posting Momma!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Enjoy. I have a feeling you're already doing that though.

Such excitment in the Posie house.

Brenda said...

So pleased your family is all back together. A great holiday surprise for the kids!

The kids shoes are pretty cool, lovely bright colours.....your husband has great taste!

Lizzie said...

So happy for you all to have a complete family again, back on Australian soil-exciting..!!
Lizzie
xxx

Kerry said...

Jennie, you always 'sound' great, but this is a very happy sounding post! So pleased to hear the family's back in one spot together again, pesky trips to Brisbane aside:) Enjoy that three months..bliss!

Market Girl said...

Well done Jen, we knew you could do it! it was our pleasure to have you with us and keep us entertained as only you can :)
Enjoy your time together, don't be too sad for nan.
See you soon Jules x

MultipleMum said...

So glad that he is home safe and sound. It must be wonderful to be able to give him a hug! Totally love the converse. What is not to love? Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.

Megan said...

so glad to that you and your family have your husband and father home, what fantastic news and a wonderful surprise for the kids holidays. enjoy the precious three months!

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Brilliant news. So exciting for you all. I hope you all have a wonderful time. The children are not going to want to go back to school!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

How wonderful to have your hubby back- you really have been amazing in holding it all together so well in his absence. Enjoy!