He’s Home, He’s Home, He’s Home!!!!
Count all the arms in this picture….yup - - that is all four of us in one huge hug!
He’s home, and it is fabulous! We have been enjoying every minute together as family - - we are making the most of every moment we have together. There have been no projects happening here, no sewing machines humming along, no paintbrushes leaving their mark, no furniture getting make-overs and obviously no blog posts happening either! Nope – I’m taking a long awaited break!
Remember last spring when Handsome Hubby left this message for all of you?
Dear blog land-
I do not know who all will read this, but I must tell you how fortunate you are to visit this page. I am Handsome Hubby. I affectionately refer to Ms. Design Intervention as "Mrs.. America." I wish you all could see the things she does not post on this blog. She is the most sincere person who is absolutely loving and creative doesn't begin to say what she is. She is everything a man could hope for in a wife. She is fun and brave and supportive and challenging. She also happens to be good at Scrabble! I am glad to share her talents and our various home shots with you. But this summer she is going to disappear for a while. Do not worry... I will loan her out to Blog land again! She is my soul-mate and means more to me than words can express. I pray the Franklins can be a blessing to you through this site. Mrs.. America is truly awesome and I am proud to say she is my wife and the love of my life.
~~ Handsome Hubby from miles away
you can read the entire post here
I hope you didn’t miss that line in there where he says, “this summer she is going to disappear for a while…” Well, since his deployment kept getting extended, he is now home in the fall instead of the summer, but I am still disappearing for awhile! We are taking time to just be a family. I know we can’t make up for the time we missed, but we can make some new memories and enjoy our time with as little stress as possible!
If you haven’t met Handsome Hubby - - here’s what I wrote about him earlier this year.
I didn’t forget about the half-way contest that we did! Once I get back to our “new normal” I will post the winner and send out their prize package! I can tell you that I far exceeded my expectations of how many projects I would complete!
Speaking of projects - - here is #200! The kids and I worked on a huge welcome home banner to hang on the garage door to surprise Daddy with and also some signs for the airport! Do you see my kids cute artwork on these signs?
By the way, aren’t these pictures fabulous? When Handsome Hubby came home for R&R, I tried to capture the moment myself. It is very hard to take pictures and run to your husband at the same time!! So, this time, my very talented friend Nicole captured the moment for us. If you live in the DC area, and you are looking for someone super talented to take some fabulous pictures for you, Nicole is your lady!! Check out her other fabulous work on her website!!
Of course, I had to have the perfect patriotic shoes for the occasion!!!