This weekend we got to celebrate something truly amazing! A Welcome Home party for one of our friends. After eight long months he is home safe and sound. I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for he and his wife, especially with having a new baby. So to think about how many many men and women are making that same sacrifice for our freedom is very humbling. It takes a special kind of person that is for certain.
Because this was such a special occasion EVERYONE got together. This is the first group of people we started hanging out with when we moved here two years ago. Unfortunately some people have had to move away and as with most groups it usually isn't everyone all at once. It was so great to see everyone together at the same time. Especially with all of the kids. Kind of made me feel old because a lot of our conversations were about how much and how quickly all the kids are growing! This is a picture of many of the kids in the pool with the dads (the dads/men did a great job on pool duty)!
The Marine and his son. Too cute right?
I even got to hold the newest addition while his mommy was cleaning. Pure torture I tell you. Actually I'll go ahead and put this offer out there.... if any mom's need someone to come hold/play with their baby while they clean, shop, etc. Please feel free to give me a call. :) I'll even suffer through a feeding or diaper or two.... especially if it is near nap time and I can get a moment or two like this.