The night before Thanksgiving my husband got word that he would be deploying…within just a few days. To say that I was shocked was a complete understatement. I was devestated. There was hardly time to prepare emotionally, especially over a holiday and with family in town. Luckily, having my family here turned out to be a blessing, because my mom was able to change her flight to stay out here with me for several more days. (Huge kudos to Delta for graciously changing her ticket at no cost and waiving all the fees. You have no idea how grateful we are to the agent she spoke with.)
The fact that he left so suddenly—and without notice—was hard to cope with. My mom was a genius, though, and figured out a way to distract me from his absence: we decorated my house for the holidays!
I wanted to keep things simple and very inexpensive. Did you know the dollar store has great decorations all for one buck?! We got a few other things from Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Michael’s, but everything was under $5 and I think I only spent around $30 total.
So, my dear husband, here’s a holiday home tour for you: