Thursday, May 19, 2011

Look who's home!



Andy is home from Afghanistan for 2 weeks leave!
He's had quite a trip to make it back. He left his base on Sunday for another location in Afghanistan, then went to Kuwait, and on to Germany by Wednesday. He flew overnight to Atlanta and finally made it home on Thursday night.
He was ready for a shower and a bed, although the bed had to wait a bit!

We're looking forward to some good time together. We'll be celebrating his birthday on Saturday and plan to spend next weekend with Laura and Aaron next weekend.
I'm going to be taking a bit of a blogging break during this time. I may show up occasionally, if not I'll be back in a few weeks.

50 comments:

Karen said...

Enjoy your time with Andy! I'm sure you will treasure every moment. Many thanks to him for serving our country!

Sweet Tea said...

Please tell him I said "Thank you" for his service. So thankful for our precious service men and women.
BTW, he's a very handsome young man!

Nancy said...

So Happy he made it. Take the time to have fun while hes here.

Erika Jean said...

Yey! Enjoy your time with your soldier and please tell him THANK YOU for his service from all of us here in bloggy land!

Kat aka Beachkat said...

I'm so excited for you Mari! Enjoy your time with Andy. He looks wonderful.

Hugs,
Kat

~Tricia said...

Love seeing soldiers home on R&R!

Mary R. said...

Yes, as the mom and aunt of servicemen, please thank him for his service!

Karin said...

Rejoicing with you! Have a joyful and special time!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad he is home Mari. I cried. Thankful! Hope your visit is a blessing. Thank you Andy for your service to our country.

Christina said...

WooHoo I am so happy for you. It must be awesome to hold your son and know that he is safe on American soil. He is a good looking guy. Thank you Andy for your service.

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad that he's home safefor the visit. enjoy your time together.

Brenda said...

Have so much fun! Glad he made it home safely.
My cousin's husband stationed there at Ft. Carson is leaving out Saturday for Afghanistan for a year. 5th tour, 1st to there.

Kalli said...

I bet you guys are SO excited to have him home! enjoy your time!

Donna B said...

Yippeeeeee!! God Bless you all...have a GREAT time together...Please give him a big hug from me!!

AirmanMom said...

God is good!!!
~AM

Musicaljean said...

Awesome!!!!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

WOOOOHOOOOO for a returning (if only briefly) great American hero! I can only imagine how proud you are of your soldier Andy. How WONDERFUL that he has a two-week leave and you get a chance to pamper him! I look forward to your tales and pictures of the precious time spent with your boy.

Sharon said...

I sure understand you taking a break and I don't blame you. Have a great time with the family.
Tell your son I truly admire those who are serving our country.
Prayers to him and all of the troops.
Happy birthday to a very handsome young man.
Hugs

Shelly said...

have a wonderful time while Andy is home for a bit. I know you will treasure every moment!

Brooke said...

enjoy! {{{hugs}}}

RR Mama said...

Enjoy your time!! Tell him Thank you for his service! Thank you and your husband for being such wonderful parents! Hope your time is absolutely wonderful!!!

Betty said...

Soooo happy for you!! Enjoy your time together and cherish every moment!

Jenni said...

Mari, have a wonderful time with your son and your family!!

Cherdecor said...

IS THIS SATURDAY ANDY'S BIRTHDAY?
If it is he will never forget that the world was to have ended that day! If the Lord does come that day, we will party in heaven with him. =)I bet you are sooooo happy!

Pat said...

I'd take some blogging time off too! Enjoy your time with your handsome son, and tell him "thank YOu" for his service to our country!

Aspiemom said...

How exciting! I'd take time off, too. It takes so long to get home, it's a wonder he doesn't have to turn around and leave right away! lol

Kim said...

Oh, I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!! It's wonderful he could get leave and come home...and just in time for his birthday. Woot!
Enjoy all the celebrating and time together :)

☆☆Mumsy said...

Have fun with your family, and spend time with Andy. Welcome home and thank you for keeping us safe here!

Kayren said...

That was a surprise when I saw it! Enjoy! I know you will.

EG Wow said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with Andy!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, so very wonderful. I bet you're so thrilled Mari!! And, I hope he had a great birthday.

Sorry, I'm so late getting around...I know you visited with me on my Watery Wednesday post too...much appreciated.

Hope your week has treated you well!!!

My Sunday Post...'ribbit'!!

Debbie said...

Oh, Mari. I am so happy for your family!
Enjoy!

Crown of Beauty said...

Andy looks great. He sure must be glad to be home. I am sure you will be enjoying your time together as a family.

Thank God for keeping him safe.

Love
Lidj

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, Andy, and thank you for your unselfish service. May God bless and protect you and make you a blessing to many, many people.

Many blessings to YOU, Mari. May every day bring you new reasons to smile and thank God.

Julieann said...

Enjoy your family time:) Happy Birthday to your baby:)

Come back soon, I'll miss you!!

Julieann

Tricia said...

Hallelujah!!! =)

We most definitely understand the blogging break & GOD BLESS HIM!!! Give him great big hugs for doing what he does for all of us & his country!!! =) =) =)

Sandra said...

Sorry I'm so late, I did see it on Facebook :) I hope you're enjoying every single second with him and give him a big hug from us :)

Raise Them Up said...

I hope your time with Andy has been wonderful! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your visit. :)

Perri said...

I'm sure you're taking lots of pictures of the neat stuff you're doing with Andy while he's home. Enjoy the visit!

Mary said...

Mari,

So glad that Andy is home on leave and that you will be spending lots of time with family. Enjoy!!!

Blessings,
Mary

Nancy said...

I know you are loving having this time with your son.....such precious time.....I know you will take in every minute and store them away in your heart to ponder later........

Please tell him how much we appreciate his willingness to protect us.....

Jenny the Pirate said...

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours, Mari! And thank you Andy, for the courage and sacrifice of your honorable service to our country.

Susan said...

Oh! Enjoy this blessed time with your son, Andy. They are precious. Thanks for your sweet comment on my precious Suzette. Also, that you for praying with us, and for her during these past 7 1/2 months she and we were aware of those prayers and they helped sustain us.

maturing said...

That's such great news, I was thinking of you Mari and also of your son in the forces - hope that you are having valuable and wonderful family time together - with lots of fun and laughter too!
Karen in NZ

Connie Barris said...

My nephew is in Afganstain too... I so appreciate their service...

and thank you for the condolences..

Blessings,
Connie

*Honest Abe said...

Well isn't this a wonderful surprise.

I wore that 101st Airborne Patch myself before I went overseas during the Korean War. I had it until I got to Japan and then took it off as I was transferred to the 1st Cavalry Division.

Your son would get a kick out of that.

The Stylish House said...

Mari,
I'm so happy to see this wonderful news. Enjoy your time together and give Andy an extra hug from this grateful American.
Cathy

Linnea said...

How nice to have him back safe and sound!

Susie Q said...

What a blessing to have him home for this time. YOu enjoy every second sweet Mari...and please tell him we all thank him for all he does for US!
God bless him and all of you.
Love,
Sue

Betsy said...

I didn't know you had a military son! How wonderful. Give my thanks to him for his service. :)