Sorry for not posting these past few weeks... they were probably the most exciting weeks of all! These past 2 weeks were spent with Patrick home on his 15 days of R&R leave. After much drama (I left my cell phone in DC) I met Pat in Atlanta. Our reunion made people cry (so we were told). We then headed back to MD for a few days and then it was off to Punta Cana! We spent 5 wonderful days there, relaxing and fully taking advantage of the all0inclusive resort. We even swam with sharks and stingrays!
After we got home from the Domincan Republic, we took a little trip up to Longwood Gardens (http://www.longwoodgardens.org/) where there was to be a fireworks show that night. We toured the gardens and just before the fireworks started Patrick proposed! I said yes, and now the wedding planning has begun!
Our next trip was down south to see my sister and her family, and Pat's sister and brother-in-law and his new neice! It was so exciting to be with Pat the first time he got to see Mackenzie! She is cuter then ever and she fell in love with her Uncle. My sister's kids were very excited to see the 2 of us as well; they showed us their new trampoline, their new puppy, and even put on a play for us!
Then we came home with only a few days left of leave and spent the rest at home with our families. We dropped Patrick off at the airport this morning, and I can't believe the 15 days are already over. Luckily, it will only be a few weeks left before he's home for good!
I would post pictures now but I just got home from work and I am totally exhausted. Check back tomorrow for tons of pictures from Iraq, Punta Cana, the proposal, etc!
33 weeks down... 9 to go!