Friday, May 20, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In!

Hosted by Wife of a Sailor

I decided to join in on the fun! Click on the link above if you want to join in as well!

1.What is one of the things you always do special when your husband returns from a deployment?

Well we've only completed one so far but we took a vacation sans kids. It was the honeymoon we never had! After this deployment we want to take another vacation just the two of us. It's great to be able to enjoy the "honeymoon" phase again.

2.What do you do to help your spouse and/or yourself re-adjust after a deployment or long separation?

I try to include him in everything. Many women go into the "I can do it by myself" mode after their husband comes home because let's face it, we do it all by ourselves when they are gone. However I go back to letting him do all the normal things he would do. Let him rearrange a room, or reorganize a closet or something that is only his. I want him to feel that even after a year away, this is still his home and that he still belongs here. Also let him make new rules with the kids. For him that's the hardest part because he remembers the rules from a year ago. Seeing his face when his son says "No Daddy, that's not how we do it anymore" is just heartbreaking. Make sure and leave room for them to come back into your life.

3.Are you a crazy coupon clipper (I’m becoming one, so share your secrets with me)?

Heck no. Although I do have my moments where it intrigues me. I just don't have the patience or time for it.

4.What’s your most treasured memory of you and your spouse (not counting your wedding – that’s a given)?

I would have to say our 2 week trip to England after his first deployment. Since we got pregnant so quickly into our relationship {don't judge :P}, we've not had the chance to travel together alone or just be adventurous. We missed out on a lot of the fun stuff together. Those 2 weeks were amazing and we got to see each other in a new way and fall in love all over again. It was a magical trip and I'd take it again in a heartbeat.

5.If you could live anywhere overseas, what would you pick and why?

Oh gosh! I'd gladly live anywhere overseas! Send me to Germany please!