Golden Weekend

What's a golden weekend you ask? Well it's a weekend when T.J. is off the whole time- not just Saturday, not just Sunday, but both days! And they are golden because they are rare and precious. I actually hadn't seen my husband in two weeks because he was on an away rotation and I also went to middle school Wyldlife camp last weekend. It's felt very much like back when we were dating and I would count down the days till our next visit. And back then our phone conversations were longer than "hey I'm leaving work, see you soon" which has become our new, much preferred normal.

I'm surrounded on both sides with neighbors whose husbands have been gone much longer than two weeks and who wont be back until maybe Christmastime so I feel slightly guilty when I lament our shorter separations and instead try to stay busy and positive during the longer days without him.

The last couple weeks I felt a little giddy with anticipation and I really truly missed my husband. That's not something everyone gets to experience in their marriages- missing, longing. And though I am partial to seeing him every day there's something sweet and utterly romantic about a reunion after a long absence. 

So what did we do this past weekend?
 We went to the Airshow on base. We sat outside on a picnic blanket to enjoy our hot dogs and beer.
We watched movies and napped on the couch.
We went out to dinner to our favorite restaurant. We slept in. We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We took the dog for walks. We went out with friends. We watched the sunset (cheesy cliche but it's true). We held hands. We got to be we.


  1. I'm so happy for your special weekend!!

  2. Hunley looks content too : ) So glad you had a whole big happy weekend xo

  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love watching the sunset too!


  4. Awww... I'm glad you guys were able to have a golden weekend! <3

  5. Golden weekends are the best! So glad y'all had a great time spending it together!!

  6. Yay goldens! Just wait till attending hood... every weekend is golden :)


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