today has been quite an entertaining day. our family woke up this lovely friday morning at about 6:30 (which is sleeping in for me...) to go to the very busy atlanta airport to pick up my dad from his 7 month tour to afghanistan. his flight was due to come in at about 10:45 in the morning, and we were doing well on time to drive the two hours to get there on time. at about 9:30 one of our family friends text messages us and asks what flight number and airline dads on, we told him and he replied fairly quickly that the flight that my dad was on was going to be early! we were about 45 mins away and he was gonna be walking up the escalator in about 30 mins to no family, and an old "USO" lady that was gonna tell him where to go. needless to say, we didn't really enjoy that scenario in our minds so we picked up the pace a bit...
about 29 mins later we skipped up the airport stairs and waited patiently with our cameras while our hero came, (slowly), into view. a few people from dads work met us there and we all greeted him with the welcome he deserved, a kiss from mamma, some big hugs from the kiddos (me, brandon, and ashley), and some very entusiastic handshakes from his office friends. and i managed, through some joyful tears,( and the hustle and bustle of Alanta..) to get the pics of our happy renunion! enjoy.
Welcome Home Daddy!
Waiting in the car for us to get there.
"the focused walk" going into the airport.
Mamma was so excited! :]
Me and brandon (he's a goober..)
me and ashley, waiting for dad to come into view.
He's here! moms crying... :]
shaking hands. so glad he's back!
our hero. :]
More hand shaking. :] were so proud of him!
well, our long long seven months are over waiting for him to get back. now dads gotta meet Seth. (my boyfriend of... you guessed it, seven months :] )
this will be very interesting.
more posts later.