curveballs & christmas catastrophes

I should have known better than to get excited about our PCS to Germany next year.
The Army decided that after giving Ryan his dream orders, that his unit in Hohenfels is going to shut down.
So, he received an email first thing yesterday that our orders were rescinded.
I knew this could happen, but still...this was me:


Anyway, they asked for our next top three choices (not that they care),
and we requested anything in Germany or Europe, but Fort Drum in upstate NY as our alternative.
It took them all of 15 minutes to tell us that Fort Drum is what we're getting.
For now.
Ten bucks says they change their "plans" again before next January.

At the end of the day, we're going to move wherever they station him next, so there's no point in being sad.
It is what it is, or something like that.
I'll be happy, so long as I'm with him.

In other news, we had a few Christmas catastrophes around here yesterday. 
We decided it would be good to attempt to build a gingerbread house from a kit we found at Christmas Tree Shops.
It ended up looking like Section 8 housing, and Stella ate Santa ten minutes later.
Then, while hanging random ornaments, 
I might have accidentally decapitated an elf.
Does this mean I ruined Christmas?

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  1. OMG I'm sorry about your plans being changed :-( At least you'll be closer to your family if they stick with NY right? And don't worry, I've broken many a Christmas decoration in my day and I don't think you've ruined Christmas!

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    1. Aw thanks, doll! It's okay! I mean, we have SO long till we PCS anyway, and we wouldn't mind being in upstate NY on the border of Canada either :)

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  2. Hate to hear that your plans weren't able to be carried out. I know it has to be tough never having a solid answer for things such as your location and where you're going to live. Stay strong!

    Also, you didn't ruin Christmas! Your comment about section 8 housing did make me laugh though. :)

    Miranda
    youngprogress.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, doll! It's frustrating, but it could be SO much worse, and many a military wife has endured far more than me! I'm glad the gingerbread house made you chuckle ;) it was awful haha

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  3. i know it's hard not being disappointed! i'm crossing my fingers that you guys get exactly what you want!

    ps. my gingerbread houses always end up with a candy sign out front screaming "condemned"

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  4. I'm sorry that you're disappointed. :( I would be, too. Being disappointed is okay. As long as you can recognize that it's not the end of the world, like you have, then you're in good shape! :)

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  5. that sucks hun. and I know you're disappointed but remember things happen for a reason girl.

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  6. So funny, I was actually at Christmas tree shops the other day and saw that gingerbread house hahaha love your comment, sorry about the PCS I know how excited you were, but there is always a positive in a negative, hope everything works out!!

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  7. It must be so disappointing but at least wherever you go, y'all will be together.

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  8. SO know the feeling! I grew up in Upstate NY and I'm quite fond of it… but I suppose I'm a bit partial to it. I there are a couple of other military wife bloggers at Ft. Drum… at least you could look forward to Blates! :)

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  9. Sorry you didn't get the station you wanted. Hope it all works out. I have had to glue a few ornaments back together, no worries. :)

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  10. Sorry to hear about your major disappointment... but on the bright side, your gingerbread house doesn't really look all that bad... it's actually pretty cute! :)

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  11. Oh no... sorry to hear you were let down. Things will all work out.

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  12. I have learned not to get dead set on any plans that the Army give us, because inevitably they will change two or three times. And who knows a place you have at the end of your list, may end up being the best place ever!

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