Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas In January

It's what happens when you wait for a soldier to come home.

It's a routine homecoming full of pomp and circumstance that so many families are familiar with, but no one gets used to.

We thank God for all the returning 1ST Cavalry Soldiers.  Especially Sgt John.

The next day,  we celebrated our Christmas.

There was a real tree, but it died so the kids improvised and made their own. They all got jammies, the girls got more Uggs.  There were acoustical guitars and iTouch from Santa.

Everyone was happy.  Some had new haircuts.

Couples reunited again.

But guess who always gets the best seat in the house.   Is anyone surprised?


Unknown said...

love how you captured these beautiful moments!
Merry Christmas!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

wonderful! how long is he home for? looks like a great christmas indeed.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy he is home again!!!!!
I love the Faux Christmas tree..those kids are the best.

ps. Cocoa and JJ both like the back of the couch...but Cocoa weighs 55lbs. :)

Connie said...

Ah...very sweet post, Grandma J. Looks like a wonderful reunion and Christmas celebration. Our little dog likes to be on the back of the couch too! :D

I Am Woody said...

Hooray for late Christmases!!

Linda said...

Christmas can be any time our kids come home!

Daryl said...

Oh so good to see him home .. and JJ looks so handsome ..

loxandlo said...

God Bless your family - safely together again.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

This post warms my heart.
Merry Christmas and Thank you Sgt John and your dear family.

Mental P Mama said...

God Bless the all!

Unknown said...

Tears totally pouring down my cheeks tonight. So thankful he is home. So very, very thankful!

Anonymous said...

My heart is so happy now for your family. I hope Sgt. John is home for a good long while.

Karen B.

Anonymous said...

Home Sweet Home!
Loooks like a grand reunion :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Welcome home, Sgt. John, and Merry Christmas. YOu have a beautiful family.

Does JJ have his Facebook page yet?

Deb said...

Now this is a very happy, good ending post!

And why is it the animals always get the best seat in the house?

big hair envy said...

Welcome home Sgt. John!!! Thanks to you and all of the other men and women who sacrifice every day for OUR freedom!

Is that a Blog Fest mug I see on the table?? :)

Jen said...

OH Merry Belated Christmas! Thank you Sgt John!

I sat next to another one our best on my flight home on Saturday. He was on his fifth day of travel from Iraq. He hadn't slept in days for the excitement of getting home. I walked with him to baggage claim and saw the family reunion--all I could do was cry.
God bless all these men and women!

Dawn said...

halleluia! so glad he is home (for good? or just for christmas?) i don't even have to imagine all the good memories and love... because eric made it home just in time for christmas one year!