Sunday, April 8, 2012

Surprise!

We had such a great surprise this weekend!
Thursday night, Heather got a text message from Andy saying "I'll be there around 2am".
What? He hadn't mentioned coming home. After a few more texts, we found out he had Friday off, so had decided to come home for Easter weekend. No complaints from us!

Since coming back from Afghanistan, Andy got a new dress uniform. The army is changing from the old green uniform, to navy blue. He took it along to wear to church on Sunday, so of course I took the opportunity to take some pictures.



Here's the new look. You may wonder about the pants tucked in. That's something that shows he is a member of the 101st aviation. They wear jump boots and tuck their pants.




Here's a close up of the jacket. Looking good!

It was nice to have him around for the weekend. We ate our dinner early, as he had to be back at Fort Campbell by 10 pm and he had a 9 hour drive to get there.
He made his parents happy this weekend!

25 comments:

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Mari,
What a wonderful blessing and a handsome young man! I am so glad for you and your family.

You undoubtedly had a Happy Easter!
Blessings to you - Marsha

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Mari,
What a wonderful blessing and a handsome young man! I am so glad for you and your family.

You undoubtedly had a Happy Easter!
Blessings to you - Marsha

Musicaljean said...

How WONDERFUL, Mari!! Oh, it just makes my heart swell with pride and puts tears in my eyes to see a young person in uniform.

Betsy said...

I can't think of a better surprise than that! And he looks so handsome in his new blue!

Terra said...

Handsome man and handsome uniform. Your heart must have been singing to see him unexpectedly. I thank him for his service, protecting us!

Mari G said...

I'm glad you clarified the tucked pants. ;O) Gotta love a man in uniform!

Brenda said...

Smart looking young man!

Brenda said...

Oh, and I know I've asked this before, but again, tell him thank you from us.

Maple Lane said...

Very handsome young man and what a blessing to spend Easter with him.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, Mari, you know how I feel about military personnel. So, tell Andy that this was a Special Easter Treat for me too.

sara said...

what a wonderful surprise!!! He looks so handsome in that uniform!!!

Brooke said...

looks like you had a wonderful Easter :)

Sadie said...

What an Easter blessing! That was so sweet of him to come home. :)

Angie said...

That is a nice surprise. He looks vey sharp! Hope he made it back safely and glad you had the time with him for Easter!

Cheri said...

That was a great surprise. It still makes me chuckle when I think of me looking around the corner into your living room twice to make sure I was seeing what I thought I just saw!!

Susan said...

How wonderful!!! I love surprises. My son and grandson surprised me yesterday by showing up at our church. Made this mamma's heart extra happy on what was already a wonderful day as we celebrated Resurrection Sunday.

Jill @ Sneaky Momma said...

What an sweet surprise! So glad that you were able to spend some unexpected time with your son. Love the new blue uniform! :)
Thank you so much for voting for my blog, Mari! I REALLY appreciate it!!!!!!

Pat said...

How handsome! I'm so proud of our military!
What a great Easter surprise for you, did you cry? I probably would have!
I'm so glad he's close enough to make the trip, it was a long drive, but when your young, it doesn't feel quite a bad!

Gloria said...

Nice! he look handsome and fantastic!! Blessings tou you Mari!

Kim said...

How wonderful! We could do with more surprises like that, couldn't we? :)

Very snazzy outfit! Not sure why, but it reminds me of something a Scottish soldier would wear. Maybe it's the hat combined with the tucked in pants? I don't know, but that was my first thought :)

Melissa said...

What an awesome surprise! :)

Beth said...

How wonderful Mari! He is so handsome.
I'm glad you had this incredible surprise.:>)

Karen said...

There's nothing like a man in a uniform (swoon). He's very handsome. My brother was in the 101st years ago.

So happy for you that you had this nice surprise!

Life with Kaishon said...

He is very handsome!

Jenny the Pirate said...

May God bless and protect this great American. He's so handsome and dashing. What a thrill it must have been to have him with you!