Our Christmas was so nice. Steve came home on the 22nd. It was wonderful to have him home. Steven was a little unsure of him at the airport but by the time we got home, he was back to himself. We didn't do much while he was home. Just spent time together as a family, went out to eat way too much and made plans for our move this month. Christmas day was nice and quiet. We opened presents, then we all fell asleep in the living room for a few hours then took the kids to the park in the evening.
A few days later, we went and test drove a new (to us) truck or two....and ended up trading in our GMC Jimmy for a Ford Expedition. So that was pretty exciting. We've had that Jimmy since before we were married - we always joke that Steve bought me that truck so we figured we should get married. Then we filled it up with our family and ran out of room so we've moved up to something bigger. We can seat 9 people in our new truck - and NO we are not going to fill it up with kids! We just like the extra space.
New Year's Eve we bought some fireworks. Steve went up to the stand and said, "give me whatever you have that's really lame." So we ended up with sparklers, chickens that poop fire balls, bumble bees that flew up in the air (or when put upsidedown on accident, just caught fire), and a few other little things. It was so fun to take them out in the parking lot and play with them. Steven was a little scared at first, but enjoyed them by the end.
Steve left to go back to OTS early on the 1st. But we'll see him on his birthday - the 16th. Then we'll move on the 23rd! It's going to be such a busy month. I've been cleaning out closets and taking down pictures the last few days. I have so much to do before we leave. Busy, busy, busy. Well, that's probably all for a while. Next time I post will probably be with pictures from Steve's graduation and our new home on Randalph AFB.