Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Aviation Nation

I was so sad when I realized Nate would be out of town for the air show at Nellis this year. The past two years Steve and Jody have come down, and it was becoming a little bit of a tradition. Thankfully, my friend Becca is also husbandless far too often, so we took the kids.

It turned out to be an unexpected morning. We had planned to go around 9:30, but the Nelson's pet bunny got his little tail ripped off accidentally. Yes, literally. She took him to the vet, and the kids had a great morning just playing together. We couldn't decide if we still wanted to hit the air show because it would mean the little girls would miss naps. We went for it though, and I'm glad we did.

It was actually really chilly. The clouds and that darn wind really made it cooold.

Who cares though right!? We probably stayed an hour and a half, and had a lot of fun.

I am always on the verge of bursting into tears when I see the Thunderbirds. Like, good/happy/thankful/proud tears.

I'm so grateful for these fun opportunities and for my awesome husband who serves his country in the best way he could.


Knudson Family said...

I still can't believe that I completely spaced the air show this year. I LOVE the air show!
I have gone several times with other AF families w/o husbands. We would make jokes about all of the kids running around w/o dads because they were busy working for the AF!

Annie said...

That poor bunny! You are such a good mom to take your kids to do fun things even when it isn't easy. Memories to last a lifetime. I am excited for you that your hubby is returning soon. That's a long time to be without one.

Anonymous said...

I get teary eyed too when I see those planes rush past on the 4th of July. Glad you had fun.

The Nye's said...

Oh my heck! We were going to come down this year for the air show. How did I not even know that it was going on? I'm so sad!!! But so glad you had a good time!

Kami said...

So fun! Glad you still went.