Monday, January 31, 2011

Daddy's Home...for a little while!

After 7 months, my husband FINALLY came home from Iraq...

Unfortunately, it's only for 15 days for his R&R

But we will take whatever time with him we can get!

I kept it a secret from my girls until minutes before he showed up.


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I love the look on my oldest's face when I told them we were there to get Daddy!


Here he comes!!!!!!!!
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My oldest took off after him....my 4 year old was a little hesitant at first, so we let my oldest get the first hugs...
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A big family hug!
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I love this man...and am so proud of what he does for our country!
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We haven't seen him in 7 months, but it only took 7 seconds for it to feel like he never left....

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I am in heaven with my family together again....even if it is fr only 15 days.

We are keeping the girls home from school today to get some Daddy time.....and headed to Chuck E Cheese!!!!  

Until next time....

25 comments:

Heads or Tails said...

So sweet! I bet they are so excited to have him home! Have fun. Praying that these are a slow 15 days!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

WOW! enjoy your husband!! What a service he does, and you do in supporting him! kudos to you all :)

Missy said...

Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy your 15 days!

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading this, what an amazingly selfless family you are. Thank your hubby from all of us proud Americans....thanks to you for being the Mommy and wife at home.

Enjoy the time!!
xx-Kristyn

Whitney @ Diary of A Preppy Mom said...

How wonderful! The pictures made me tear up -- My husband is Navy and although we haven't dealt with a deployment yet *because of flight school* it will be happening soon enough! Enjoy these 2 weeks!!!

~Debra said...

Many congrats! I hope R&R goes by slowly for you guys! And the time after speeds up quickly for homecoming!

Shandra said...

I loved the pics! I just showed them to my little girl. We're expecting my husband home in about a month for his leave, since we had to time it to coincide with baby's due date! We're so excited, so I can't imagine how hard it must have been for you to keep that a secret from your kids. Congrats and enjoy your time together.

kelmac said...

I'm in tears AGAIN looking at your pictures. I am so happy he's home and I hope you are able to enjoy every second!

Bonky's Mom said...

LOVE the pics! Makes me so happy for you guys! Soak up these days as I know you all will! And thank your hubby for his service to our country--we are SO grateful for him and his sacrifice!

MLivingston said...

Cried just a little looking at the pictures of your girls hugging on their daddy. Thanks to your husband for keeping us safe. And thank you for your sacrifice!

Enjoy your time!

HappyascanB said...

Pretty sure this is my first comment on your blog. . . but I can't read this post without saying...

AWESOME.

Thank you for your sacrificing your husband so he can fight for our country. Thank you.

Lindsay said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. Actually the waterworks started on the first photo with the look on your older daughter's face.

I hope you all have a wonderful 15 days together. Thank you so much for all that you do as a military wife and mother. I am so thankful to your husband for the sacrifice of leaving his beautiful family behind so he can fight for the safety and freedom of mine.

I'll be praying for you all.

momof2js said...

Those pictures left me in tears. As an Army brat (once one, always one) I remember those times when Dad would come home after being gone for months on end. As a small child, I had to warm up slowly. As an older one, I was just so happy he was home. Please know that I am so grateful to your husband as well as your entire family for your service to our country. I know well the sacrifices you all are making. God bless.

Pine Tree Home said...

So lovely. Enjoy every minute! Bless all of you.

Attempting Aloha said...

I'm also in tears here. Ugh!! My husband isn't deployable for another 2.5 years (during residency), but seeing pics like this just melt me. Thank you for the sacrifices your family has made and will make for our country.

Enjoy your time together. I'm trying hard to cherish ours, too. :)

Aloha,
charlie

Shoofly Mama said...

Paige, I finally had time to come look at the pictures. The tears are freely flowing.
So, what does he think of the "new" house?

Shawna Lee

emily said...

Your pictures are so sweet and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you to you, your husband, and your family for what you do. Enjoy your time together!

amy anderson said...

Tell that hero we appreciate him and his fellow soldiers so much. They are in so many prayers every second of every day!! I hope you guys have a wonderful 15 days and hoping he comes home soon permanently very soon! Thank you for sharing his homecoming!

alissa said...

Wow - I have tears in my eyes from looking @ your photos! Thank you for the sacrifice you & your family have made to keep our country safe!

Thanks for your comment about the tile on my fireplace - I did not do it myself. Just picked it out and had the builders do it! But, I do know that most people say that tiling isn't too hard. The tile I used is actually natural slate. You can find it on www.daltile.com. Hope that helps and good luck with your project. Enjoy having your husband home!
Alissa

Kimberly said...

awe!!!! these pictures made me all teary-eyed!!!!

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Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

I am boo-hooing too. I better not see anything on my reader from you for at least 15 days! Thank your husband for his incredible service and you for your incredible sacrifice for me and my family. Enjoy every single moment.

brenflag said...

Blessings to you and your beautiful family. I know your time together is flying by and what a special time this is for all of you. Many, many thanks to your husband and to you and the children for your sacrifices for our beloved country.

Daily Tales of Sugar and Spice said...

paige - these are so awesome! amazing.

Crafty Southern Mama said...

Oh, Paige...this post had me squalling my eyeballs out! I'm so glad you guys got a good visit in!