About every other Wednesday our twins' school has half-days. Today was their first one. They laughed when I dropped them off this morning and said, "See you in three and a half hours!" We had a fun afternoon together. The sun was shining and the sky was so clear that everywhere we went on post we could see the mountain. I love seeing how fascinated they are with it and how excited they get when they notice it as we're driving around or their out back throwing the football to each other.
Tonight, while we were eating dinner, they were telling us about the funny moments at school today when they were talking about older/younger siblings and how they think of each other that way even though they are only 16 minutes apart, and the younger said, "I'm so glad we have each other. I would be lonely without him here." I know they both feel that way, but it was so sweet to hear it being spoken. They are having so much fun together here!
My husband will have his first official day at work tomorrow. The best way we know how to describe the last three and a half months is like this - it's like someone hitting the pause button on your life. There's been so many uncertainties, and so many things that have had to be done to get to this point, that it's a bit strange to realize the day you've been anticipating and working towards is finally here. It's exciting and scary!