Sunday, October 28, 2007

VTC (video teleconference) time

We haven't done one of these in awhile, so it was good to actually see Husband rather than just talking on the phone. We actually got to visit for thirty minutes. The kids were wild and crazy, which drives me batty.....but I guess I can't sit still for 30 minutes, so how can I expect them to? See that little camera in the lower left corner....that is pointing at us so that he can see us. There are three tables shaped like a U in the room. at one point Livi was walking down one table like it was a runway.

Will was quite surprised to really see him....He just kind of acted goofy. Neither kid wanted to wear their Halloween costumes. Will wanted to wear his dinosaur shirt that he wore on his birthday though.

Livi was so excited to see him. She took her "Baa Baa Black Sheep" book and read it too him. She is such the performer, always wanting to be the center of attention.

After the VTC was over, I let the kids run around the parade field. See those bleachers? In 54 days we will be having our welcome home ceremony there. Whew hoo!!! I can't wait to be sitting here, probably freezing because it will be late December.....but it will be before Christmas. What more can one want but to be home with their family after being gone for 15 long months!

color wheel closet, originally uploaded by tommiea1.

Ask and you shall is a picture of my closet....I couldn't get in there to take a picture of the entire length, but pants are off to the left. If you click on the picture, it will take you to Flickr to see the notes on it. There is also another picture there of the sweaters that are on the shelf above. They are separated by these silver dividers. It is finally starting to be in the 70's, so soon I will weed out those sleeveless tops and put more 3/4 and long sleeved shirts in the closet. Anything of the sleeveless that didn't get worn this summer will go into a Goodwill pile. I will make note of anything I need to replace. I usually stock up on summer sales of basics like white t's and stuff I know I will wear next year.


Libby said...

Oh, wow, thank you Tommie, for sharing such a special morning with us. Both Will and Livi look so excited- Livi's ribbons are adorable by the way, and the photo of Will by the bleachers is just beautiful.

And the closet, oh I an only aspire to reach such high levels of organization. ;)

Fleur de Lisa said...

I'm so glad you got to do the video conference, even if the kiddos were feeling wild. Yay! Only 54 days. :-)

I love your closet. I want to get the dividers like that.

Kellan said...

I am astonished that you are able to do those video conferences - what a blessing! I'm sure you are just counting the days for your husband to be home safely! I loved that picture of your son walking with the flag behind him - that needs to be framed and put next to Daddy's picture. I hope you had a nice weekend. See ya.

Cheeky said...

YAY for the VTC!!!! Seriously, you need to come do my closets....I am so ashamed...hahha

WorksForMom said...

Wow, how absolutely awesome. Thanks for sharing THAT. It actually gave me goosebumps. And I love (LOVE) that shot of your son walking towards the flag. Wow.

FYI, I have an award for you on my blog.

tulipmom said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful "visit."

I don't think my closet has ever looked that organized!