Our family in CA had a BBQ this past weekend. Lots of family and friends there. But not us. :-( It is so hard to look at pictures of family having such a great time when you are not able to be there to enjoy it with them. I wish we could fly there this summer and visit. Airline fee's are RIDICULOUS right now and it just ain't happening.
I so miss summer BBQ's with family and that fun bond you make. My kids barely know there neices and nephews let alone uncles and aunts. The price you pay for being a military family. It is the ONLY thing that really makes me sad is being so far from family. We used to be able to drive home every summer but now we live too far and we can't fly because buying plane tickets for 3 people plus luggage is not anywhere near my budget. Sure I could put it on a credit card but that really isn't an option.
I am planning a BBQ at our house with friends because since we can't have family here I can at least have a fun BBQ with friends. Gotta make the best of everything and be thankful.
My son on the other hand will be able to experience family BBQ's this summer. I ended up buying him a plane ticket home. He is SO excited and can't wait. he really wants to spend time with his cousins, Grandma's, Aunt's and Uncles. He is counting down the days to leave. I am excited for him.
My mom is visiting next week for a month!!!! I AM EXCITED!!! I really love having company come. Then when she leaves my brother and his daughter are coming. This will help my summer to go by quickly with family visiting and lots of softball.
Just a reminder- Armed Forces Day is coming up.