Thursday, March 15, 2012

Andy's leave

Well, our time with Andy has come to an end. We so enjoyed having him around for these few weeks. He's on his way back to Kentucky now, where he will be based at Fort Campbell.
It's nice that he will be close enough to make the occasional trip home. It takes about 9 hours.
I thought I would share a few pictures of our time with him.


This is a typical Andy picture. He is always goofing off and teasing us. You see the expression on his face due to the fact that I am taking his picture...





When Andy is home, we have a lot of family gatherings. This is from a party celebrating my Dad's 81st birthday.



I have to throw in this cute picture of Alaina!




Bob's sisters were over to visit Andy, but had to have their picture taken with Alaina. This is his sister Diane.




And Alaina spent a lot of time here. She and Andy had a good time getting to know each other and I'm thinking that Andy will miss her most of all!

24 comments:

Maple Lane said...

So thankful you had this time with Andy. Thanks for sharing the photos. Alaina is such a pretty/happy baby. I bet Andy will miss her a lot.

Have a good day tomorrow.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Mari Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share tonight. Look at that handsome guy. Love his smile sweet friend.

Look at the beautiful family, and that little Alaina, well she is pretty darn cute as well. Love that fancy head band.

Thanks for sharing dear one. I so enjoyed myself this evening. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Nancy said...

I'm so glad you had this time with Andy, it looks like he and Alaina became fast buddies. So cute!!!

ancient one said...

Love these pictures of these happy times. No one can be serious when Alaina is around. She is the happiest baby around! Love her! Tell Andy we thank him for his service.

LuAnn said...

Glad you had some great quality time with Andy and family. And Alaina looks like she has quite the personality too. Very cute Mari !!!!

chezzy louise said...

Haha, I love how there's more pictures of Alaina than Andy, even when Andy LOVES his picture being taken. It's nice that he won't be so far away from now on, a much easier goodbye than last time. But we will still miss him.

Simone said...

Awwww, saying goodbye is hard but at least Andy isn't as far away.

Does Alaina have any grouchy moments? She looks like she is always happy!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwww, another 'melt my heart' post Mari. She is just so sweet and adorable. Love the striped outfit of hers when she's on Andy's lap.

Raise Them Up said...

Some great pictures! I'm so glad Andy will be close enough to visit. One of these times when you come through my state, we'll have to connect. :)

I was thinking about you last night when I saw coverage of the Michigan tornado. I hope you stayed safe!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jenni said...

So glad you had a wonderful visit with your son, and Alaina couldn't be cuter - or sweeter! ;)

Pat said...

Thank you Andy for your service to our country, you are much appreciated.
Thank Mari and Bob for raising a family that serves as an example of goodness and love.
I need to snuggle Alaina.

Sharon said...

I am glad that you had fun family time with Andy home.
Alaina is sure growing and such a cutie!!
Thanks for sharing your family time with us.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Betty WSch. said...

I´m so glad you got this time together. Andy and Alaina look adorable together!

LL Cool Joe said...

What a great set of photos! I'm glad you all had such a wonderful time. 9 hours away still sounds a long way to me!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Sorry your time has to end so soon but it is so nice knowing that he is only 9 hours away instead of half way around the world!

Musicaljean said...

Thank you, Lord, for family love and for memories to keep us going between times. And for better ways of staying in touch than we used to have.

Does Andy know how long he will remain in the army? Thyda re-enlisted for another four years in the Navy. Ray finished his four years and is going to school, but I think he's joining the National Guard now. Jenn has been in the army as long as I've known her. I think she was in Afghanistan several times as a medic. Now she has a federal tech position at the base and plans to make it her career.

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Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Mari -
Fun pictures!

glad you got to enjoy his visit.

ღ soraya ღ said...

nice post thanks for sharing

Christina said...

Awesome seeing Andy home. Dominic comes in next week sometime. Glad to hear you had a great time with him and I enjoyed your pics.

Mary said...

Mari, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with Andy. Say hello to him for me the next time you're talking to him.

Blessings,
Mary

Laura said...

Very cute pics. She does love her Uncle Andy!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Well, you know how I feel about my uncles so I can only guess that Alaina and Andy will be close throughout their lives. What a great influence Andy will be on her. He is an American hero and she can look up to him as such! I know Aaron and Laura will teach her early what that means.

Kim said...

From the last photo, you can tell Alaina definitely takes after your family! She and her Uncle Andy favor one another quite a bit :)