Patti and I spent the last year with one of our husbands being gone at almost all times...I think the boys were both home together for just a few weeks total.
We had dinner together several nights that week and that Saturday Braden came over to play all day so they could get their house all clean. Jason had gone to Lake Tahoe for the day to "try" snowboarding with his squadron so I had the kids all day and let them just play and bounce all day!
We miss the Hollender's and Riley often asks about her best buddy Braden! I made the kids an alphabet photo book with pictures of all the fun they have had together and Riley likes to read it all the time! The advantage of military life is all the great friends you meet along the way but the con is having to say "bye" too soon and too often!