Friday, March 5, 2010

My Daddys Home from Afghanistan!

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.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My big 18!

ok so today was pretty fun!
i had my 18th birthday party in style. princess style that is. my theme was disney princess :]

i dnont really have time tonight to lay out allt he details. so i'll just show them. everyone loves pictures anyway!

so yeah. it was pretty much amazing :]

Monday, March 1, 2010

big week!

happy march first, everyone!
what a beautiful day god blessed us with today.
today was one of those days that the few realistic love songs are made of. i love the simple things in life. like  after eating a nice, home cooked meal, a simple drive to Mcdonalds with your lover for an apple pie. mmmmmmm! and on the way, laughing and having a great time enjoying each others company. i have to say, being with someone who is your best friend is the only way to have a relationship. Seth is my best friend, and today, and its simple easy fun, was a fairytale. :]

the end of this week however is what im waiting for. my 18th birthday is on march 4th!
and, the very next day the end of a long long journey. my dad returns from his seven month tour of afghanistan. WOOT WOOT! needless to say, this week is gonna be very exciting. hopefully i'll have time to write more. but i think i'm gonna be a tad busy this week. soo now its bed time! i'll have pictures up of our family's happy reunion!