Japan Here We Come!

Japan Here We Come!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Daddy's Home!!!

After 6 1/2 months Tom came home yesterday. It was Amazing, Wonderful, Exciting, and exhilirating all in one (yeah, maybe that's a little over the top, but I don't know how else to explain how great it is to have him home again.) I feel "whole" again.

I love this picture because it truly shows the support and love we got from friends the whole time he was gone. Mattie and a Rachel (a nieghbor).

Waiting Wife

Hazel enjoyin the free cookies from Operation Uplift

The plane coming in.
Tom walking up. At the point the kids just started running towards him yelling "Daddy, Daddy!"

First Hug

First Kiss.

Tom had a rose for me, Emma, Mattie and Hazel, and candy for Sam. Everyone had tears in their eyes, even the kids.

Hazel not sure if this is her dad who she saw on Skype all the time. Now all she does is walk around saying "Daddy, Daddy." He has to hold and comfort her as well.

Family Picture

Emma and Dad.

Going home!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween and Pumpkin Carving

Carving the Pumpkins

They all loved the guts.

Part of the photo shoot afterwards.

This one said "expert" on the printout. And Yes, I'd have to say now "I am an expert" at doing crazy things.

Emma's own design.

Before trick or treating downtown

We also did a progressive dinner trick-or-treating party with the neighbors. It was so much fun. It was one big party after another. There were 12 adults and 16 kids, the final conclusion was we just went from house to house trashing it. Way Fun!
Our house was at the end and the kids and I put on a haunted house. Complete with a heart, intestines, and eyeballs, a witches cauldron with a smokey brew, and a full size dummy in a flight suit. With a strobe light and scary music, it turned out to be a great hit.