Another quarter of the year has passed since my husband left on deployment.
And thankfully, these 3 months were much easier on us than the first 3 months. That’s not to say that they were easy….just that they weren’t the total shitshow that December, January, and February were.
We’ve managed to mark some more things off of our Deployment Bucket List and life has held some fun moments, so here’s another deployment update!
Month 4: March
March was the busiest month for us so far!
We marked off more deployment bucket list items during the week of Spring Break than we did in the past 2 months! We visited our friends in Missouri and the week after that, my parents and niece came to visit us. While they were here, we went to the flea market in Round Top!
We also finished up Lainey’s soccer season, while she continued dance and P.T and Lyvi continued gymnastics. So, our afternoons were FULL!
It was a super busy month, but honestly it was the best month we’ve had since Heff left. I’m so grateful for our family and friends that are helping us get through this.
This is what we marked off of the Deployment Bucket List:
- visited a cave
- took a trip to see Angel
- found a mural to take a picture with
- went to a museum
- visited a town we’ve never been to before
- read 4 books (17/30)
- finished a project
- organized the kitchen
- sent another care package (4/9)
Month 5: April
April was another busy month! It’s also my favorite month. And not just because of my birthday, but because spring is my favorite season and April is the ‘springiest’ month in the south. April is especially beautiful here in Texas when the wildflowers are blooming!
We didn’t go on any trips this month, but we did start Lainey’s softball season, plus all the other activities the kids are in. And we also spent a day in Waco, which was fun!
It was a good month and went by pretty fast, so we can’t complain. Here’s what we marked off of the bucket list:
- took wildflower pictures
- went to the movies
- walked 30 miles (126/250)
- celebrated my 33rd birthday
- colored Easter eggs
- spent the day in Waco
- visited a state park we’ve never been to before
- watched Lainey play softball
- read 5 books (22/30)
Month 6: May
May was also a busy month, but honestly not in the best way. It was overwhelmingly busy.
There were so many softballs games and practices, in conjunction with the kids’ other activities, after coming off of months of soccer games and practices. We are all burnt out on activities and it was tough to make it through the whole month.
We did do some fun things this month, like spend the day in Austin and swim at McKinney Falls State Park (which is our new favorite swimming hole)! And we got to watch the lunar eclipse through Lainey’s telescope which was fun!
We’re all glad that May is over! It was long and drawn-out month and we’re not sad to see it go. Here’s what we marked off of the bucket list:
- spent the day in Austin
- found a show to binge-watch
- read 5 books (27/30)
- found a new swimming hole
- did a puzzle
- successfully operated the weed eater
- had a themed movie night
This deployment update is certainly better than the last one! Not only did we mark more things off of our deployment bucket list, but we all felt better! After months of being sick, it felt good just to feel good again!
The kids are finally out of school and we have a lot of plans for the summer. I’m hoping that the last 3 months of this deployment fly by!