Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Why are there Butterflies in my Stomach, and my Palms Sweaty???

Because It is less than 10 days now until Juice flies the not so friendly skies home again...I fully expect Santa to deliver on the one and only thing I put on my list this year...I think it went something like this....

Dear Santa,

I've been an extremely good girl this year...picking up diaper genie explosions that the furry children set off...without spanking or yelling....Not gone on an all out Holiday shopping bonanzaa because I'm trying to be more frugal and considerate of Juice being the sole bread winner...I've tried extra hard to sing on key while singing nursery rhymes with Pooh in the car...I've given all salespeople an extra big smile this season...and haven't gotten pissy once....Pissy really isn't my color....So Santa for Christmas this year...all I want is a 6'1" slim (skinny)...Air Force Guy...who looks super hot in his uniform...who works super long hours without complaining...and who happens to be thousands of miles away from his family....(oh and to make sure you don't bring me someone elses husband...he answers to Juice...Don't ask)....Thank you Santa...you always do good work....

Sincerely
Noah's Mommy


So....Let's hope he puts a rush on it...and even though we've been through this time and time before....I always start feeling like a 16 year old who is going out with a HUGE crush about 10 days before....so yesterday when the butterflies started....I knew...Now I've got to make sure....the house looks good, the car looks good, Pooh looks good...and I look good....

I wanted to share with you all a few of the many pictures he's sent us while he's been off to the Wild Brown Yonder...I know I always love seeing them...it gives me a better sense of where he is...and what he does...and I know he's safe....

So without further ado....


Morning at the Office


Afghan Mountains



F -15


Getting Gassed up


Ground Fire in Iraq


Jabal Ali Hotel in Dubai


Flying over Palm Island in Dubai


Takeoff at Sunset


Clouds Over Afghanistan


8 Days to Go....Alright Santa....you'd better be on time....you can take all the cookies to go...and no stopping to admire any trees, garland or outside Christmas decorations...until After Juice is home....

37 comments:

The Go-To Girl said...

Yay for you!!! What an exciting time =)

just stopped by via SITS, and i have to say...i love your blog! you're so witty and fun to read, and your baby?? ADORABLE!

Mrs de Miranda said...

Im am SO excited for you!! I totally get it! I just left Sidnei, but even thinking about being close to him gives me the butterflies! I miss him intensely! I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have him away from home!!! I am So excited for you!!! I hope you have teh BEST christmas ever!!

ZenMom said...

Oh, I do hope you get your Christmas wish!!!

Shanda said...

May Santa be timely and your Christmas be extra sweet...and Juicy!

Thank you for being the wife of a man serving our country...I have many friends whose husbands are or have been deployed for lengths of time. I know it is not easy!

Jaden Paige said...

I'm excited for you and your family!! How long is he back for?

And now, you have to tell us. You can't just tease... Where did the *Juice* nickname come from?? :)

E. Sloane Cannon said...

Thanks for leaving me some blog love! I, in turn, checked yours out and am glad I did! Santa is bringing you a very special present indeed :-)

Laura said...

Absolutely amazing photographs. I'm so excited for you to have your husband home for the holidays. Those are some amazing photographs.

kjamama said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy he's coming home!! I am so SO proud of the both of you, (and little Pooh of course) you are amazing people and I am so lucky to have you as my sister, and him for a brother in law. Give "Juice" a hug for us when he gets back!!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

AMAZING PICTURES! THANKS FOR SHARING :)

Mommy said...

Amazing photos - thanks for sharing. And an additional THANK YOU for all you and your family sacrifice. I can't imagine how hard it must be.

Merry Christmas!

Kim H. said...

Aw honey, I'll be praying for the arrival of Santa's best gift ever. See, what am I complaining about with my husband being away but safe in Memphis. You are the ones needing prayer and support while your husbands make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Merry Christmas and all HIS many blessings to you and your family for 2009!

Connie Weiss said...

Santa is a pretty good guy....I think you will get what you want!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Oh, I'm all goosebumpy! I am sure that your holidays will be very merry and bright with Juice around. I should say it more often, but thank you to you and Juice for all you sacrifice.

Thanks for sharing the pics, what amazing sights to see.

Aubrey said...

Wow! I got butterflies just reading that. I hope Santa delivers, even if it means skipping my house so he can get to you SOONER!

Cindy said...

I hope all your wishes come true ...

bethany said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice compliments-kudos to you for sacrificing time with your husband while he serves our country!! I'm so excited for you!

carolinagirl said...

Oh I will say a special prayer that you get your Christmas wish this year!!! My husband was in the Navy for three years so I kind of understand what you are feeling - although the longest he was ever deployed was only 2 months! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

CC said...

Oh my goodness. The pictures make it all seem so much more real.

Santa NEEDS to deliver. He MUST.

Come home Juice!!!!!!!

Ritch in Love said...

Bet you are thrilled beyond belief that he is coming home so soon! What a fabulous Christmas present!

Gattina said...

I hope that your wish will be fulfilled !

LenaLoo said...

Wow! Juice has some photography SKILLZ! I hope Santa brings you you're only wish! You inspired me (by giving me my first award) to make an award and you are one of the first recipients! Come by and get it :)

Jamie said...

OMG, I'm sooooo excited for you all to have Daddy Juice home :-) Love you letter to Santa, hehe!

allrileyedup said...

Those are great pictures. All the best to you and Juice. Here's hoping to his speedy return.

Kelly Deneen said...

I am stopping by via SITS and Dandelion Wishes. I am so excited for you! What amazing pictures. I hope all of your holiday wishes come true and that Santa brings you everything you want. :)

Rachel said...

What a fantastic christmand wish and one completely deserved! Do you have a date yet?

SWC said...

Okay, with your playlist and your post and with my being a bit tipsy, I got all weepy.

Anyway, I put in a call to Santa's people (they are working on a big deal here in China-- trying to make sure that no toxic toys get into the hands of the public this season) and I have it on very good authority that your letter has been bumped up to the top of Santa's inbox.

So go get your hair done and your nail did (as we say). And Mr. J break off some of that sexy!

And I love the latest banner photo. It is so my life right now.

Jodi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. How exciting your DH will be home soon! YAY!!! And Noah is a doll!

Jaden Paige said...

LOL! Definitely not TMI, it's a cute nickname and a good story to go along with it! Thanks again for visiting Bendy :)

vicki haley said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my little blog page. I got tears in my eyes as I thought of the sacrifices you are making for our freedom as a wife and a mother! I know the daily routine can not be easy. May your Christmas be blessed. You and your family are in our prayers.

LenaLoo said...

Anytime girly... I am working on revamping my blog to make it more, mmmm.... signature? When I am done (like next month cuz I am just learning) I will make another award... :)

Honey Mommy said...

Those are extraordinary pictures... and it almost brought me to tears thinking of all you have sacrificed as a family.

I hope you get your wish and have the best Christmas ever!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Aww how cute are you?!!? Here's to you and your Christmas wish :)

Jeauxdi said...

SOOOOO exciting! Girl you could have a green facial mask on, rollers in your hair, big robe and fuzzy slippers on and I'm SURE Juice wouldn't mind one bit!
But I don't blame ya I would want to look good to and I know you will!
Tell Juice THANK YOU for all he does, and thank you and Pooh for being his support at home!
LOVED the pics, thanx for sharing!

Now get ya some Juicy Juice!
Have fun and enjoy your holiday!

Merry Christmas!

I support our troops!
~*J*~

King family said...

Just wanted to stop in and see who commented on my blog. Oh so glad I did. Your writings are delightful, humorous, surreal, and heart warming. May you and yours have the best Christmas ever. I thank Juice and his family for serving our country and all the others as well who sacrifice for our freedom.

BethAnne said...

How exciting! And what beautiful pictures! I am praying that your wish is granted just in time for Christmas.

domesticgoddess said...

To one military wife to another..

This is not an easy job but we love it nonetheless!

Hubby is not scheduled to go overseas but we have already survived two deployments. I hope that yours comes home soon! :)

Joy said...

What amazing photos - thank you for sharing them. I'm glad he got home, although later than expected. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier. :o)