But the good news is.... HE'LL BE HOME IN 58 HOURS!!!!! Only 58 hours separates me from the love of my life. I feel like I've done nothing but bitch and whine for the last month, and so for the next 58 hours, I'm only going to talk about happy, positive things.
For instance.... Emerson's first birthday party is on Saturday. I am more excited than she is. Probably because she has no idea what's going on. But she has a BIG surprise for daddy, and I hope she's as excited to see him as I am. I just can't wait to gather together to celebrate her 12 months here. (Sob - how is she almost a one year old? Ok, sticking to happy things).
What a big girl! I've had so much fun planning little details for her party. I originally thought I wanted a Nutcracker theme, to go with a December birthday but not be focused on Christmas, but holy crap, have you ever looked at one of those things up close???
That is freaking terrifying.
So I picked a less-frightening, but still seasonally appropriate theme of "Winter Ballerina." I found tons of pictures and ideas on Pinterest for inspiration, basically pinning anything that was a combo of pink and white or looked winter-y but not Christmas-y.
Sidenote to moms out there... Do you ever stop and think: "Holy crap, I have a child." I'm planning a birthday party for the CHILD that is mine? My child. MY baby. I have a baby. Sometimes I blink and think "Wasn't I just in middle school?" and now I have a daughter. Life is crazy/beautiful.