Josh has been home from Afghanistan for 12 weeks now, and I am about 12 weeks overdue in saying thank you!
After he got home, we went through all of the things he brought back with him.
(Thankfully, his sheets and towels did not come home. You don't want to know how many times they were laundered in the 6 months he was gone.
Okay, I'll tell you.
The sheets-- ONCE.
Once in 6 months.)
Anyway. Among the things he brought back were cards and letters that people had sent him. And I was so touched by how many of you, dear blog readers, who have never met our family in person, wrote to Josh and sent him packages.
How kind and thoughtful!
Thank you so much.
Here are my myriad of excuses for why I have neglected to say that any time in the past 12 weeks:
(But not eating children)
I am really good at excuses.
And now that we're settled in and I can make up for lost time-- we're starting the process for our next move.
Clearances and paperwork that we quite literally just did have to be done again. The calendar has to be consulted, and Josh has to work with his current and future bosses both here and in Europe to arrange for this transition to Spain.
We have a 6 month window between December and May in which we could be moving, and I have no idea when we'll know for sure.
In the meantime, we'll keep enjoying Monterey and all it has to offer. Which is a lot. Holla.
One other thing I realized that I haven't blogged about-- Derek has been eating more and more milk products these days. For those of you who didn't know, he's had food allergies to milk, eggs, and peanuts ever since he was a peanut.
But currently, as a more grown-up tiny infant baby toddler, a mature nut if you will, he has been able to eat more and more things. In the past couple of weeks, he has developed a love for cheese (like his mama!) and has even had regular yogurt, and a small bowl of ice cream!
We are so happy for him :) I still remember the day I got the call from the allergy clinic with his test results. I was so sad.
If you could have only seen how sweet he has always been about not getting the treats that his sister gets, or how happily he would eat a fruit-snack when the other kids had cake and ice cream; I just love that he's able to indulge more now.