Monday, June 28, 2010

Sy's Birthday

Yesterday was Sy's birthday and we had a great party! Each of Sy's team members were here with their families, it was amazing. It's so cool when you get all of them together and you get to see how much they are all alike. The most important part of the day was that Sy had a great time and was able to see how much his friends and family truly love him!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Picture Day

We are waking up super early this morning to meet a friend to have family pictures taken. I'm super excited, but the girls are gonna hate me for waking them up so early. The reality of Sy leaving is becoming more pronounced as we do these little things before he leaves. First family pictures, then Sy's birthday party, then next week dinner at my mom's house to say goodbye. I have to keep telling everyone that it's not goodbye, he is only going on a business trip. That logic only works on me so far, so I hope my positive attitude sinks in to everyone around me. I'm trying very hard to stay positive and happy and be confident in our decision, but as it gets closer, that becomes harder and harder.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

So, the big day is getting closer

Well, the big day is getting closer and closer as I write. Sy was denied the military leave at work, so he had to resign his position. This is bittersweet for many at the police department because he is an amazing officer, detective and supervisor. He will be missed at the PD. But we keep reminding everyone that this is just a temporary leave and he will be back in one year.
Sy's birthday is Sunday, so we are hosting a party for him and it's going to be a blast! Good friends, yummy food, and delicious Costco cake, can't wait. All our favorite friends and their families will be here. I'm sure there will be some sad moments as everyone says goodbye, but it's going to be a great party!
We are all staying positive around here because as a very wise woman once told me "there is no use in feeling sorry for yourself because no one else will"! This is temporary and our family is going to come out stronger in the end!

Friday, June 18, 2010

So I thought . . .

So I originally thought this blog was going to be about some funny times in the life of my poor husband who is surrounded by women. Well, this is not going to be the case. We have made a decision in our family that will change our lives forever, we are hoping in a good way. Sy is accepting a job that will take him away from Arizona for at least one year. He is going for a wonderful cause and the increased salary will allow us to catch up some old debt and gain some stability in our financial department. The girls and I are very sad that he will be gone for a year, but we are all very supportive of what he is doing and why he is going. We are aware that we will be making sacrifices as well as he will by buckeling down on our budget and saving every penny we can. This year will be hard, but I know this is a good decision for our family. Please keep our family in your prayers in hopes that the girls and I can handle Sy being away and that Sy comes home safe and sound.