Well that went fast.

Hold up.

Where did the last weekend just go?  It is like one giant blur.  Filled with to-do list fulfilling, Thanksgiving meals, birthday celebrations and meeting new babies.  A good last weekend with our main man.

Thanksgiving dinner [top]
Ice cream cake to celebrate Rob going away/Abby's birthday [middle]
The last supper [bottom]

And then this morning came.  Fast.  Too fast.

Rob pulled out of the driveway just after 6 am.  I kind of felt like a mom sending off her baby to school (or what I can imagine a mom feels like sending her baby off to school...).  Sad, very sad.. but excited.  This new adventure in his life (our life) is such a good thing.

I am so proud.

But I am also missing him.  Doesn't matter whether it is 5 weeks or a year.. it never gets easier saying goodbye.  Life goes on though.. so you pull your big girl britches on and you tackle the day.

So I tackled.. after I went back to sleep of course.

My cousin rolled into town around lunchtime.  She is staying with me until Sunday.  Her husband is in the Navy.. and he is currently doing Navy things, on a ship, somewhere.  I'm not very well versed in Navy happenings, so I will not pretend like I know what he is doing.  But his away time is at the same time as Rob's away time.  So we will prop each other up for a bit.

I can't pretend today has been normal.. because it was kind of hectic.  The baby had a meltdown over the dog barking (never happens), the dog gushed blood for about 20 minutes from his tongue (long story short - my cousins male dog and my male dog got a little territorial and somehow Piston's tongue started bleeding.. all is well though, swear.), I cleaned up blood (it's usually baby spit up..), the dog had an accident during nap time IN the house (never happens.. he is 4 for crying out loud..), the baby had a meltdown over the steam cleaner (never happens) and overall I am just kind of tired.

Two of the three of us are out for the evening.. and I am right behind them.

From naptime

If you are the praying kind -- we'd love some sent our way.  Especially for Rob as he goes through WOCS.  For Grace, Piston and I too.  This whole first TDY since becoming a mom thing is sure to be interesting.

BUT I've got this.

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  1. You all are going to do great!

  2. What a crazy day!! Prayers are definitely sent! That sleeping baby pic with her guardian next to her, is priceless :)

  3. The first day is always the suckiest, but thank God you have your cousin with you for a few days to help you get over the first hump. You'll be great!

  4. I hope everything goes well, and quickly!

  5. Love the pic of Grace and the dog. Adorable! This is new for her too, but she will learn her new (temporary) normal soon. Good luck!

  6. You'll be fine! At least y'all got a nice Thanksgiving dinner out of everything.

  7. You do have this! You'll find your new routine and make it work. There will be good days and bad days, but just know it will end eventually and Rob will be home again :)
    Remember I'm just a text away if ya need anything :)

  8. Hang in there. You can do this!

  9. You definitely have this! We are praying for yall!