Monday, June 13, 2011

I think there are pterodactyls in there.

Mum has been the word around here lately because I didn't want to say anything too soon. But now that it's Facebook official, I can make it blog official, too: Jason's ship made port in Hawaii last week, and it is now chugging its way home!

PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII (June 10, 2011) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with Sailors' friends and families aboard for a Tiger Cruise. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans / RELEASED)

I have been in super-prep mode, hustling and bustling to make sure that everything is ready for homecoming day, including myself! I've filled the fridge and pantry with Jason's favorite foods so that he can start regaining the four pants sizes he dropped on this deployment, vacuumed out my car and steam-cleaned the interior mats so that he can ride home in a proper chariot, shaved and waxed and plucked myself to baby's bottom smoothness so that he doesn't confuse me with a bear, and scoured our house as clean as a whistle so that he feels like a king in his palace admittedly modest base housing.

I don't have butterflies in my stomach. No... I think there are pterodactyls in there.


Maris(In Good Taste) said...

So excited for you!

averyswifeliz said...

OMG...had no idea that was his ship. So glad he is on his way home to you. Post all about Homecoming when you have time. (I need some fun & happy military stories to tide me over until we get our homecoming in the fall.)

Take care, Liz

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Rachel W. said...

This is EXCELLENT news! Enjoy your reunion! Also, it WAS Luther college that I was talking about! Haha.

Anonymous said...

So happy that he is coming home! When does he get back officially? I bet you are so excited!