Sunday, December 11, 2011

R & R - finally!!

Brendan got home for his 2 weeks R&R today! Holy #$&!, I can't believe we made it 301 days. Since we didn't really know when the flight was going to come in - it would depend on which connecting flight he'd be able to catch from Atlanta - we went to Nashville early in the day. I didn't want to be rushing to the airport since it's an hour and a half from our house. We went to the mall and then went to the airport at noon but he didn't make the connecting flight so we left and went to get something to eat and then came back about 2 hours later. We were able to get a pass to go through security and meet him right at the gate as he came off of the plane. It was fantastic - just what you'd imagine. So now we have 2 weeks together and then he has to go back but it won't be for long and then we get him back for good!!

I asked some random woman to take pictures of us - she was crying so they aren't super straight or in focus!!

The kids waiting for the plane!
Waiting for the plane to unload:Here come the soldiers:Daddy!! Aoife made it to him first:So thankful and happy!The middle of a pig pile and a similar picture to ones on this post - I promise we do more than watch TV. And yes, Brendan has lost a ton of weight!

6 comments:

Laurie said...

When we were little, I used to think grown-ups were weird for crying when they were happy. Now I totally get it. I hope you all have a wonderful and very, very well-deserved R&R!

Rains Family said...

LOVE THIS!!! Had me in happy tears! Everyone's faces are pure joy, especially Brendan's! Enjoy the next few weeks. It's the most wonderful time of the year! P.S. I noticed Brendan looked thin, but I know he's been saving up for your good cooking!

Sue said...

Home at long last! How absolutely wonderful....look at all those happy, happy faces. We're so happy for all of you. Enjoy your days together :-)

Tima said...

I'm also crying now. So glad you get some time with him.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

YAY!! Happy R&R!!! Hope you all have a fun 2 weeks!!

Sara said...

Happy tears for your family... And tears of gratitude. Thank you!