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Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's time to go again


It's time to send Andy off again. We've had such a great time having him around for these few weeks. One thing about this army life is that you learn to really enjoy the time you have together! We had Laura and Aaron over tonight for supper and some time together. They don't appreciate my taking pictures but I wanted a shot of them all together as it won't happen again for a while. It's going to be a very short night - we will be leaving the house at 3:15 to get to the airport!



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32 comments:

Aspiemom said...

It's hard to believe it's time for him to leave already. It seems like you were just counting down the days until he was home.

Have a good (long) trip, Andy!

{hugs} Mari!

Musicaljean said...

I can't believe it's been a few weeks already! Is he going back to Norfolk?

Pat said...

Awww, didn't he just get home?
I love the picture, they all look great, and I don't blame you for getting to sit still for one more picture!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I don't remember you saying where he would be going...back to Korea, or stateside? Glad he had a few weeks at home and that they cooperated so you could take a group picture.

justabeachkat said...

Gosh Mari, the time really did fly by, didn't it?! Where is he headed now?

Hugs!

Kat

(on another subject...do you have a good corn casserole recipe? If so, can you e-mail it to me please?)

Brenda said...

This has to be hard for you, be blessed.
Thank you Andy for serving our country.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Dearest Mari,

I can only imagine how hard it is to send your baby off. But I also know how much pride you have in doing it. For I too, as an AMerican have that pride in your son, for chosing the most noble job choice, to serve his country. I stand and applaud and send sweet Mari lots of hugs, accompanied by prayers. I thank your son for his service.

Hugs, my friend.
Leigh

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh I never even got to say HI! Bother!!!! Andy have a great flight and see you on your blog!

Perri said...

Praying for a safe flight home for him.

It sure went fast for you guys.

Cheri said...

I woke up around 2:30 and couldn't sleep- I was thinking of you!!
We will miss him for sure- hopefully he is still able to be home for Christmas!
Hope you're getting some good sleep now!

Brooke said...

prayers for you guys right now...

Lois Lane II said...

Has it been a few weeks? It seems much shorter, and I know it's been even shorter for you guys. =( Praying for you as you send Andy off again.

septembermom said...

The time went by so quickly. I'm glad that Andy had so much fun while he was home. I send my prayers for Andy and your family. Nice photo:)

Lorie said...

What nice picture of all of them! I have said many of those good-byes and they are NEVER easy. Will be thinking of you today.

Cindy said...

glad you had the time to spend with Andy! And I cna imagine it must be better to see him off to CO!

Terri said...

Nice picture but Andy has somewhat of a smirk - how typical!

Sandra said...

Wow time flew, it feels like just yesterday I was seeing the pics of you guys picking him up at the airport.

Hoping the time until you see him again goes by really fast.

Melinda said...

It must be tough having a loved one in the military. Please extend my family's appreciation to Andy for all the he does to protect our freedoms!

Nancy said...

That time just flew by, glad I got to see him a couple of times too... I'll be looking forward to reading his blog again.. You must just be bursting with pride. What a neat kid he is...

The Curnews (Demara) said...

I understand you taking a picture of them all while they're together! Especially, when they are older and go their separate ways. I'm glad you got the picture taken!

I forgot tonight to snap a photo of Grampa Donatelli's 80th Birthday Dinner Celebration...grrr...

Bonnie said...

Wow ... that was a quick visit ! I'm glad you guys had such a good time and are so intentional about enjoying every minute !!

linda said...

He's going again, he just got home!

These next few days will be hard for you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!

Rebekah said...

Andy leaving, I know is hard- I hope you are doing better today

Lara Gisela said...

The time went quickly. I know it's hard so I'm praying for you all.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Mari!

Andy has come and gone :(, time goes by so quickly these days, perhaps it's just that I am getting older :). Your children are precious, I know you cherish every memory and one day they will be so happy you took so many pictures!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Kathi :)

~Ginger said...

That photo becomes priceless even if our kids don't quite get the value of it.

You are in my prayers as is Andy.

jenniferw said...

Godspeed and God bless to dear Andy!

I'm Sadie said...

I am so sorry he has to leave again. Times are so hard. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Great shot!

Deb said...

(((((((HUGS))))))TO you Mari.
Gods Blessings on you Andy.

Mary said...

Mari,

I'm so glad you had this time with Andy. It went quickly though and I'm sure it went more quickly for all of you. I can't imagine it's time for him to leave already.

Great photo and I'm glad they cooperated.

Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Huuuuuuuuug. Thinking of you this week, Mari! I loved this photo and the baby pics of your kids, too.

The Stylish House said...

Mari,
I was visiting Leigh of Bloggeritaville, and read about your son. My thought and prayers are with you, and your family. I was living on the Persian Gulf on 9/11 and sincerely appreciate your son's sacrifice to protect our country. Wishing you all my best and a Happy Easter....~Cathy~