I should have left the light on, but the room didn't look that dark when I was filming. :(
Friday, July 31, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
3:00 am - 6 months pregnant, up for an hour and getting ready to wake Amelia up
3:05 am - trying to get a better picture. Soon after that, I received a phone call that said the guys were coming in at 4 am and not 4:30 am and to hoof it to the arrival place.
3:50 am - Amelia in the parking lot right after we get there, getting ready to watch for Daddy. She's very excited right now.
This is the left corner of the room at the BOQ. I am taking that picture from the far right corner, opposite side. Yes, the room was THAT small. What a way to spend two weeks after living apart for over 17 months, eh? If that doesn't test your relationship, I don't know what will! :)
Directly behind where I was taking the picture was the desk/breakfast table. To the left is the bed and a nightstand. The chair was directly at the left end of the bed. On the far right corner was a kitchenette and on the wall to my right was the tv on top of another dresser. As you can see, it was cramped quarters. The bathroom and closet was through a doorway.
I packed most of our things in clear plastic shoeboxes - one of the smartest packing jobs I've ever done. After I took this picture, I simply took the lids off, put them underneath the boxes and slid them into the drawers. VOILA! Everything organized and seperated within a few minutes.
The packing at the end of the trip to go home to Beaufort and unpacking at home was just as easy. Put the lids back on, take to the car. Once home, I just took the boxes to the right bedroom and emptied them back into the drawers. I was almost finished unpacking and putting things away by the time Rafe finished bringing stuff up out of the cars! He was both shocked and delighted that it went so quickly. In the past, packing and traveling with Amelia was quite a messy affair for me. :)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Right now he is... you guessed it... sleeping. :) With his sweet baby daughter right next to him.
She is loving having daddy home, and doesn't want to sleep in her own bed right now. She can't stand to be too far away from him. Yesterday we went to the store and she told me she wanted to go back to Daddy (he wasn't with us) because "I missing him SO much". It was so sweet.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I have tons of pictures and some video, but having trouble getting my laptop to find the wireless internet here. Hopefully I won't have to wait until the 20th to post them.
We drove down here Tuesday; got here around 830 pm and went to bed at 11 after hauling our gear up to the second floor (no elevators) and unpacking, eating, and showering. Amelia passed out on the bed before I could even get her to her crib. I was up again at 2 am to get ready to pick him up at 4 am.
We showed up at 4, only to be told they had not even left Cherry Point yet! Amelia and I walked around for a while, slept in the car for a little bit, walked around some more, had early morning doughnuts and slept a bit more in the car. We kept getting updates that they were "leaving soon" "On their way" ... but each time the arrival time was pushed back farther and farther - from 5 to 530 to 630.
The buses finally showed up around 7 am as I was talking to Mom with a giant roar from the crowd and people loudly cheering.
Rafe was in the first bus, facing our side, about 3 or 4 seats back. Although the windows were tinted, we could see his face up against the window and a giant grin on his face. We saw him and we were screaming and waving, watching him wave back to us. I was trying really hard not to cry so his first look at me wasn't red and blotchy! :)
Amelia was SO SO SO good waiting for Daddy. Not fussy or whiny at all. She was excited and so obedient, even with no sleep and no breakfast and the smile on her face when she was finally in her daddy's arms was worth all the lost sleep.
More later; Rafe is sleeping and I've got to go get them both up (it's 555 pm here).