Wednesday, June 11

another deployment.

Our little family has been adjusting to life without Marius at home. This past Monday, Marius left for a six month deployment to Kosovo. Iris is adapting very well so far. I told her that when Papa gets home she will be much bigger and taller, which gave her something positive to reflect on. Since he left, she often cries out with a bright smile, "Mama! My head is bigger! And my nose a little and my feet! I'm THIS tall! And Papa will see me!" She snuggles her Papa doll every night and she understands about how Papa has gone to work for a very long time.

The last time Marius deployed was about two and a half years ago, when Iris was little more than a baby. See how little she was?? It has only been a few days, but I am still impressed with how well she is adapting. I've started implementing a new daily schedule for the two of us, which includes daily homeschooling and working out and weekly movie or out-to-dinner night together. 

Our location makes my living without driving very simple. We are able to shop, go to a park, go hiking, go out to dinner, and take a train - all with just a walk down the road. Along with the support of our wonderful friends here, I feel this deployment will be the easiest yet.

Any friends or family who would like Marius' current address, please let one of us know!


  1. Thinking about you and your family!! If you make it back stateside or happen to visit SC during the deployment, we'd love to see you! :) Also, Iris is becoming such a beautiful little girl!

  2. Aww sweet eve!! She'll do great she has great support ;) and a great mama.

  3. Glad Eve is doing okay..hope it goes quickly the next 6 mo for her, and you as well. So nice to see the vest on I gave her @ Christmas (was dying to know how well it fit her). :)