Jared left a week ago and it's been the longest week of my life. At least I made it to the one week mark...only 5 more until I go visit for 2 days and then....months and months. But, let's not think about that right now. ;) I took a couple days off of work so that we could get prepared and have some fun together before the departure. Even though, I'm a horrible bowler and usually get frustrated, I surprised Jared with an afternoon of bowling. He was very excited and it was really fun because we were basically the only one's there. And we got a little silly. And I thought about taking a picture of the score board but, it was too humiliating! I really am a horrific bowler.
This is right after Jared swore in. I'm trying to have a brave face but, you can kinda tell I'm fighting back tears. No turning back at this point. The wall behind us was really neat...lined with different flags...this pic doesn't really capture it. (And what is Jared's face?) Hahaha!
This is from the balcony of the airport. So sad. I watched as long as I could see him....and he's just smilin' away. Nervous but, excited!
It seriously took me about 5 days to bring myself to pick up Jared's clothes that were in a heap on the floor. I mainly left them for Cooper. He misses Jared so much and waits at the window for him to show up. When it turns dark outside and he can no longer see, he would walk over the Jared's pile on the floor and take a little resty. (Ok...it's not all Jared's mess. The hot pink bag. Really now. Ha.)