July 13, 2009

Dan's Home from Deployment!

So isn't that the oldest news in the world? Yes, that happened on July 2nd....eleven days ago! What a happy, happy day it was, and we continue to celebrate. Both kids trying to be still for a picture....


That's Dan's ship coming around the corner...


The kids had been standing on this table to try to see Daddy, so when he appeared right in front of them, they were scrambling off to get to him...




In this post of the day Dan left, you will see this Kansas Jayhawk hat. Dan told Timothy to take care of it for him, which is why he is wearing it the day Dan returned. "Dad, I took care of your hat"...



A little interesting deployment info. The Navy gives anyone on the ship the opportunity to order flowers to give to their loved one the day they return. They are purchased at our exchange here in San Diego and sent by tugboat over to the ship the morning of! Because of this fantastic tradition, I received these...



But what Dan added this time was Samantha's 1st rose of "Sixty-five" that we plan on giving her throughout her lifetime. Samantha didn't know what to do with it, and immediately handed it to me when Dan gave it to her...



Then we went on the ship to get Dan's stuff and wait for "liberty call", and the kids were just too happy for words. We have all kinds of problems getting nice pictures of Samantha, but this day we got these 2...




Welcome Home, honey!

8 comments:

Sheila said...

I was wondering when we would see this post. This made me cry. How exciting! BTW, your hair looks really cute! Welcome home, Dan!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Like Sheila I'm crying!! :) You do look great, Alicia. And I love the pic of Sam with Dan in the background (especially the HUGE smile he has on his face). :)

Christi said...

Great pictures and I am so happy that he is home safe and sound!

Kim said...

How special! Thanks for sharing the moment.

RunSickboyRun.com said...

Great pictures...so glad he's home!

Ronnie

Katelyn said...

He's home! Hooray!

Sharon said...

I'm rejoicing for your family -- that you're all back together & that God protected Dan (and you)!

Amber, That's Me! said...

I didn't know that about the flowers. I am going to head over to your husbands blog and check our more from him too.

Such a sweet story.