Christmas In September September 24, 2012

I’m taking a mini vacation from cabinet painting, sine my son will soon be out at sea, on his Naval frigate, with a few hundred of his best buddies, for six months!

So, Mr. Wonderful and I have flown down to San Diego for the weekend to celebrate the “holidays”, before he leaves. His wife, who I adore, had a wonderful idea! Her plan is to decorate their small apartment with little corners each decorated for all the different holidays he’ll be missing, over the next six months.

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We brought down a small, pre-lit Christmas tree, along with the “happy birthday” banner our family uses for every birthday. Jessica’s taking care of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hopefully, it will serve as a special memory, as the holidays pass.

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18 Comments

  1. Shenita on September 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Barbara, this is such a lovely idea! I am sure he will appreciate the gesture! I will keep him and your family in my prayers.

  2. Barbara@HausDesign on September 23, 2012 at 3:51 am

    What a sweet idea but how hard for them to be apart!

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Thanks, his wife is in her first year of law school and I know that will keep her busy. I know it won’t be easy for my son. At least he won’t be carrying a gun, like others out there. That must be so, so hard…especially for parents!

  3. designchic on September 23, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Would have never thought of that, but such a sweet idea. Thinking of you all…

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2012 at 7:47 am

      My DIL is so thoughtful. I’m lucky to love her as I do!

  4. Donnamae on September 23, 2012 at 6:21 am

    That is such a great idea….I know your son will appreciate all the love and thoughtfulness! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

      He gets home at noon today and has nine days before he’s deployed, some hope he’s surprised!

  5. Ricki Jill Treleaven on September 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

    What a sweet idea. I know you must be so proud of your son! Enjoy the holidays 😀

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

  6. stephanie on September 23, 2012 at 7:14 am

    What a wonderful idea. Best of luck to your son!

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Thanks, Stephanie! The military has been a wonderful experience and place to grow up in!

  7. Debbie kick on September 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Such a wonderful idea and very thoughtful wife and mom! Thanks for your service Andrew! Have a wonderful visit

  8. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on September 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Barbara…what a fantastic idea….so wonderful creative and thoughtful….i pray for his safety and ….. we thank him so very much for his service to our country..and I thank Jessica also, for her sacrifice too!!!….Enjoy your visit with him!!

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Will do, Shirley! Thanks for your sweet comment!…as always!

  9. Kathryn Cain on September 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you Andrew for your service, and Jessica take the time to breath and best of Luck. Mom yu should be proud, it takes special people to do the job they do….most ships have a few of those crazy marines on board…I understand all to well the seperation at special times of the year…my son was one of those crazy guys, even though he was ground support for their aviation…since 2001 he was very busy..may you and yours be safe.

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Our kids are pretty cool, eh? I just keep praying for an end to this war!

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