Wednesday, June 27, 2007

ALL TOGETHER NOW!

My knight in shining armor ended up being a neighbor in a white teeshirt.  He had borrowed Zack for an errand yesterday and heard that Gabe was stranded on the eastern border of the state (he wasn't really stranded, he was with friends, but he wanted to come home, and they weren't planning on coming in to the Springs until later in the week... he just didn't want to wait.  What can I say, he has his mother's patience!  )  So our neighbor came over with some $ and told me to go get my son.  (Thanks Jim!).

I filled up Big Red, drove east with the two girls to Burlington and brought my boy home.  Dickidoo didn't get my messages until after 5pm, when we were almost there.  He had been clearing the ranges of any unexploded munitions and had to keep his cell phones off for safety reasons.  'Bombs and cell phones don't mix well', he told Rocky when she scolded him for not having his phones on.  Well, he's definitely got a valid point there!

Its nice to have the family all together again.  We will have 'Christmas in July' this year.  Gabe has been away for the last two Christmases and will be in Iraq for the next two, so he wants to have Christmas with the family before he leaves.  Sounds like fun to me.  And guess what... his potty mouth isn't so potty any more!  He slips up every once in a while, but he is making an honest effort to watch his cussing around the family.  Rocky is the only one whoseems disappointed... the last time he was here she had racked up over $40 in fines from him the first night for the 'Cuss 'n Fuss' fund.  Its been almost a whole day now and I doubt she's collected but maybe a couple of bucks so far.

My Christmas in July present (given to me in June) from Dickidoo... grass!  No, not smoking grass, green grass.  Real live grass!  Actually it was like 23 rolls of sod.  Knowing my curse with growing things, I have been forbidden to walk on the lush sod that now carpets the once bare patch of dirt in front of the front den windows and the porch.  My zero-scaping strategy is still in effect for the rest of the yard.  But oh my, just having the sod in the yard has lowered the temperature in Colorado by at least 5 degrees!

I slept until 10am this morning.  Its amazing how well one sleeps when all of one's children are home.  

21 comments:

amy122389 said...

Aww....Welcome back, Gabe!!  (and a high 5 to Jim, The Neighbor)

~Amy

deshelestraci said...

I'm so glad your boy is home!  How special that feeling is when everyone is present and accounted for!  Enjoy!
Traci

mpnaz58 said...

How very sweet...Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
xoxo ~Myra

astaryth said...

Merry Christmas... And Welcome home Gabe! Your neighbor is an ANGEL!

swmpgrly said...

Im so glad captain white Tshirt saved the day!

princesssaurora said...

Savor these nights of good sleep... You deserve it!!!  Yay!  Gabe is home!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

ambassadorsinte said...

Welcome home Gabe and sleep well Mother of Gabe..Keep your head down Gabe and be sure to wear you ma.. ...ts.
Dear Ole Dad

sdoscher458 said...

How sweet of your neighbor. So happy that you are spending time with Gabe. Will he have to be over there two years? Hope not. Enjoy....Sandi

jckfrstross said...

what a great neighbor:) so glad all are home:) have fun with christmas in july

Deb

glensfork4 said...

Soo glad the neighbor came to the rescue..proud that Gabe is home and I am sure you have never slept any better than that....

Merry Christmas (lol)

Michele

midwestvintage said...

 I know who happy you are to have Gabe there and how wonderful getting sod.

               Julie

coelha said...

I'm glad Jim was there to help out.  I used to have a neighbor named Jim..but unfortunately he moved!  :(  OH well...  It's true; we all sleep better knowing that all our children are in the same house; enjoy this precious time!  Oh, and Merry Christmas!!  Julie :)  

mumma4evr said...

Merry Christmas Jody!!!!!

demandnlilchit said...

Jims are special but then again Im'artial to Jims! lol Im so glad all your babies are safe and sound!

XOXOX
Kim

rdautumnsage said...

I love the idea of Christmas in July. Wonderful news of Gabe finding a way home. Enjoy the time with all your kids home and safe dear heart. (Hugs) Indigo

pixiedustnme said...

wow, gas in the tank, your kid AND grass - you go girl!  :-)

tkelliher617 said...

Yeah Im so happy your all together again!  Show some pictures of your reunion and your grass.
Tabatha :)

hestiahomeschool said...

I am so happy for you!!!

We re pulling up all of our grass and planting ivy instead.

mutualaide said...

Happy Dancing here!  Have a wonderful visit!

Someone needs to water the sod once in a while.  (just a hint)

chat2missie said...

Nice to meet you!  I've been J-land for over a year but just found your journal.  I'm raising dust bunnies also! LOL  Check me out sometime.
Missie
http://journals.aol.com/chat2missie/MissiesUpsideDownWorld/

dwhee70041 said...

Dorn,
I'm so glad Deb mentioned you in her post today.  It's nice to find others from Colorado with journals.
Smiles,
David