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Thursday, February 10, 2011

welcome home.

are you ready to see a bunch of pictures?
a bunch.
i mean, a bunch!

i probably could put just one or two and you'd get the jist but, i want to remember these forever!

ready?
let the picture show begin.

the story...
we were the first bus full of family members to arrive around 1215 to the hangar.
when we arrived the ETA had been changed to 1450. (2:50pm, for you civilians)
i was told 1400...no surprise that the time was changed.
hurry up and wait, as the army says.
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*us on the bus
*mckinley wasting time playing on the bleachers
*momma and kiddos
*it was getting to be mckinley's naptime
*jake was bored
*jett and mckinley decide now is as good as time as any for a piece of cake
*jake found a friend to play DS with

more waiting...this time on the flight line.
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welcome home 101st rakkasans.
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the end.


a huge, huge, HUGE thank you to jamie for coming with me and taking all of these fabulous pictures.
thank you, jamie.
without you these would not have been possible.
you rak!

8 comments:

Kris said...

Okay, I should have gotten the tissues before I started. These are great. I know I've told you a million times but, I am just so happy for you.

Michelle said...

Awesome! I got a little teary on that one! Every time I looked at a new picture my smile grew bigger and bigger! Thanks Jake for your service!!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

These made me cry!

Julie said...

How exciting! I love all those pictures :)

Debbie Eiss said...

Jake was a contact for anysoldier.com.It was a joy and priviledge to get to know him and his team.
Jake-thank you for your service
Family-thank you for your loving kindness as you stayed home and prayed and supported him. I can tell what a tough job it was.
Thank you for sharing these touching and loving moments. It was an honor to be there with you.
Your family just has so much love.
Welcome home Jake!

Amy said...

Ahhh, I'm all teared up now ♥♥♥ I'm so, so happy that you are all together again...finally!!!!

What a sacrifice you all have made...thank you doesn't seem like enough...

Jamie Harris said...

aww i love them even more now! it was my pleasure. you guys are so cute! muah

Erin @ BringingUpBurns said...

YAY!
the picture where just the two of you are in color totally gave me chills.
So happy for you, the kids, him.
XO Thanks for all you sacrifice!