One of the things we're having to get used to in the Army is this: don't believe anything until it actually occurs. And sometimes not even then. ;-)
Kevin's orders to Germany have been revoked, and we are all staying here at Fort Hood for another rotation. This does mean another deployment in the Fall, but he was going to be deployed from Germany anyway, so this provides much more stability, especially for the children. We get to enjoy our home (which we've lived in for less than a year), keep our same friends (except for the ones who have moved away this summer) and not have to worry about the million details that an overseas move entails. We will also be able to get a dog (or two) without the worry of quarantining them in Europe right away. We are still hoping to go to Germany, perhaps for the next rotation, but by then Kevin will have 2 deployments under his belt and the likelihood of another will be far, far less.
So for now, Deutscheland, Auf Wiedersehen!