You thought I was going to announce that I was pregnant. Don't lie, you know you did. You're so stupid. What do you think, I got pregnant last night and magically already found out? It doesn't work like that!! Also, we are one hundred percent finished with adding to Team Engelbrecht.
So, this computer. I don't think I really realized just how big twenty seven inches was until about four minutes ago when I opened a picture of Daisy June and it was actually BIGGER than Real Life Daisy June. It is THAT big. It takes twenty minutes to move the mouse cursor from the top of the screen to the bottom.
BUT, now that I'm finished with that, here's the ACTUAL post. Nick is home!!! Obviously.
They were supposed to pull in on Saturday (tomorrow, for anyone who gets confused about the day/time difference out here.) I had the supplies I need to make his favorite cake. I had outfits in mind for the kids (since we won first hug!!!) and I had craft crapola for them to make him a sign. I was going to shower on Saturday morning, and shave my legs, change the sheets, pick up my (our) bedroom, just all that bidnazz that you'd do if your husband was coming home after five months at sea.
I got the call at two thirty on Thursday afternoon. They're here. They're getting off at four. Call everyone, and I'll see you there.
Seriously?!?! So, no shower, no cake, no cute signs, no fun outfits. We just loaded up the van and raced to the pier. Does Nick look like he minded? :)
|Hello, remember me, from five months ago?|
So there wasn't a big party on the pier, with water and a tent and the anticipation and all that. It was NOT missed. The only thing I was a little bummed about was that we won first hug. The wives club (the FRG, since we are politically correct now) raffles off tickets for First Hug and First Kiss, and if you win, your Daddy or husband (the Kiss is for wives) gets to be the first and second dude off the boat after the bossman and everyone gets to watch you run up and, uh, greet each other. SOO, we all figured that it wasn't going to happen since there was very little fanfare, but either the bossman or his lovely wife fixed it so that we could still do it. HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
I was going to put these in a collage since they're all the same, but when I did that, it shrunk them down and it broke my heart and made me cry, so deal with it.
|Ava saw him first. I hate to admit it, but I have a hard time figuring out who is who out there, because they're all dressed exactly the same. And I'm a terrible wife.|
|Little Short Leg Warren finally caught up...|
|And in the midst off all this emotional reunion crapola, I find it hilarious that Laura caught a shot of his shoe falling. My new lens is FAST.|
Then, even though we didn't win First Kiss, we snuck a quick kiss. Don't tell on us.
|I did NOT dress the boys alike on purpose. Honestly!!!|
In case anyone is wondering what it looks like when the boat pulls in (mainly, my dad) here it is. I have to admit that it wasn't until Nick had been on the Scranton for a year or two that I even knew what those things look like.
I guess it's pretty common for them all to be standing on top of the boat like that. Here's hoping they're tied up to something. Nick is on top of the sail (the dorsal-fin sticking way up there) on the far left with the red harness. I did not know this at the time, he told me when I uploaded the pics. They really do all look alike out there, and they're pretty far away for someone with my eyesight. In other news, I wish that fricking yellow frame thingie had NOT been in my way, or that I had noticed it at the time and stepped over two feet. Idiot.
After the first hug, first kiss crapola, everyone else came out and the kids ran to play in the giant dumpster and Nick got to get his hands on that fat little monkey we call Daisy June.
(On my giant new computer, we haven't magically pulled everything from the laptop over, so I don't have any of my actions for pse. But let me tell you, once I do, this pic of Daisy June is going to BLOW YOUR MIND.)
Unfortunately, I don't think there's an action in the world that will make me look like a normal person. That sucks.
I'll end with this shot. Ironically, I think that, as far as composition and all that, this is the best shot of the day. And Ava took it, at my hip, while my camera was hanging down and I wasn't paying her any attention. AND she was trying to take a shot of the boat behind him. Whatareyagonnado, right?
So that's our story. Two days early, five months TO THE DAY since they left, the guys are back. We are a real family, at least for a little while. I have no idea what's going to happen with the schedule (they came in early to do some work) and right now, I don't really care. We're going to make the most of whatever time we have together and deal with tomorrow tomorrow.
And ps, if anyone on the boat is reading this, I took a TON of pictures of everyone hugging and kissing and playing with their kids. Not pervy pictures, some of them are really cute. So if you want them, let me know.