Monday, December 17, 2012

The REAL Homecoming!


Happy Blogiversary to me, Happy Blogiversay to me,
Happy Blogiversary to meeeeeee and cheers to many more!

I am happy to say congrats to....




Thank you all for entering our lovely little giveaway, but Kelsey takes the cake this time!
I'm just happy that you have all stuck around this long ;)

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But I know what you are all really here for...

The Homecoming Recap!

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This process obviously started way before the day of the Homecoming. We had to try to plan around a date that constantly changed, I had to coordinate with work, and the most important part? Stocking the fridge, pantry, and bar!

I also made this cake. Isn't it cute?
In case you are wondering, Pistachio pudding is awesome when added to cake mix and frosting. This is now a hubby approved dessert option.

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The morning of the ceremony, I was a complete basket case. I probably seemed calm on the outside, but just knowing that Will was in this country was amazing. When I got the text that he was in the Springs? I could barely contain myself! Needless to say, I was at the Special Event Center TWO hours early. I was determined to have a good seat.

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While we sat there on pins and needles, the soldiers loaded up on the buses and were escorted from the airport. Will said that it felt really good to have the Motorcycle Cops stop all traffic through town. What would have normally been a thirty minute ride was cut down to fifteen, and every minute counts when reuniting soldiers with their families. Thankfully, a short ceremony later... and I was in his arms!

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We are back to facing the world as a team, and have only grown stronger during this deployment. Just when I thought that I couldn't love him anymore or that our relationship couldn't get any better, it did. This song sums it up pretty well...


I would like to thank my "sister" Amanda for capturing these moments, BuildASign.com for offering FREE Homecoming banners for deployed soldiers, and all of you for the support and love you have shown us! I don't think that any of you will understand how every little bit of encouragement and love affected us. I can honestly say that blogging and YOU guys got me through this deployment. Thank you just doesn't cover it, although I wish it did.




50 comments:

Sweet Tea In Sicily said...

Congrats! Your pictures are gorgeous. So happy for you!!

And happy "blogiversary" :)

xo,
Ash

Nikki said...

I am so so happy for you! The pictures are precious! Love them!

Rachel said...

Awww! Beautiful pictures--and I love that Brad Paisley song too!

Sam said...

So happy for you, Janna!

Candace said...

Oh my goodness these make me so happy. How beautiful are you?

Pamela said...

Aww the pictures make me all teary eyed :) SO stinkin happy for you two!! Happy Blogiversary! :)

P!nky said...

Awwww I love all of your pictures!

SO GLAD HE'S BACK BACK BACK!!!

xoxo

Alana Christine said...

Aww I love these pictures! So glad you captured them! Should I email the winner?

Randi said...

So excited for this moment in 263 days!!! Thank you for your sweet comments...

Helene said...

omg I am tearing up Janna!!!! This is so sweet. y'all are such a beautiful couple.

Kelly said...

Happy blogiversary!! SO happy for you that Will is home, just in time for Christmas :)

-kelly
sweettea-lemonade.blogspot.com

J and A said...

These photos are incredible!! Gave me chills and made me tear up! His smile is incredible!! Makes me so happy you two are reunited! :)

All At Once said...

Of course I'm crying as I do with all pictures of reunions!!! So happy for you two that you are together again. Love you

Michael Z said...

And I got teary eyed...thanks ;)

These are great pictures. I'm so happy for you. I can't imagine the emotions running through both of you.

Emily H. said...

The pictures are great. Can't imagine how y'all are feeling now. So happy to hear he is home with you, and thankful for his service to our country and your commitment to him.

Elle Sees said...

So sweet!! So glad he's home.

Cece said...

I love it that you got pics of your reunion. That is so special. So glad you are back together for the holidays!

Kathryn B said...

Awww so sweet!!! Glad he is home safe and sound with you and you are a team of two again!!!!
I hope reintegration is going good for you guys!!!!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Awwwwwww love the pics. So freaking adorable. Your cake is amazing. The army guy on top is classic. So happy he's home!

Kristine Foley said...

AH! Those pictures! Beautiful and oh so happy for you both! Nothing but the best is what ya'll deserve. Thank you for your sacrifice, can't say it enough!
XOXOXO

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness, this is precious! And maybe it's just me, but that first shot of the two of you... it looks like there is so much emotion on his face. Like joy and relief and thankfulness... maybe I'm just putting my own emotional response on his face, but that's what it looks like. Either way, I am SO happy he is home, friend! :)

smk053078 said...

Praise God!!!! I am so thankful he is home safe and sound. This pictures brought tears to my eyes!!!! Please tell him thank you for serving our country and for being a true hero!!! Beyond excited for you both!!! Love it up!!!! And Happy Blog Birthday!!! Mine is on Thursday!! xoxo

Kenzie Smith said...

I adore your homecoming pictures! You two are so cute together :D

Kelly Ann said...

Happy Blogversary and congrats, great photos!


xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Jen said...

Beautiful pictures! Isn't it the best feeling in the world?! :)

Sami said...

So happy for you Janna! I've got to show this post to my Mom, it will make her smile :)

Dee Servance said...

Welcome home Will!!! Congrats on having your arms full Mrs!

scrapperjen said...

Happy blogiversary! I had tears in my eyes looking at these pictures. Thank you for sharing these special moments with us.
Welcome home Will and THANK YOU for your service!
Janna - THANK YOU for your service too!
Hugs!

Shelli Poole said...

Oh honey, you have this girl crying over here! This story and pictures are simply amazing! Happy Homecoming for sure!! xo!

Pamela said...

sooo happy for you! you and your hubby are just too perfect for words! thank you to your husband for protecting our country! :)

ifs ands Butts said...

Tears in my eyes - such a happy moment. Thanks to your hubs for serving and glad you have him back for the holidays!

Jess Casey said...

This made me cry :) I remember how happy I was when mine came home. Build a Sign made my banners as well, Then by brad paisley is our wedding song and my hubs LOVES rum chada lol!!! Enjoy girl :)

Katy said...

These pictures brought tears to my eyes! So happy you have your family home for the holidays!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Your pictures truly do say a thousand words!!! So happy for you both!!!

Megan said...

These pictures are SO precious!!! You are just glowing!! SO glad y'all are together again!!

Marci said...

Pregnant women should NOT read this!! I was almost in tears! I am so happy for the both of you to be reunited again! :) Thank you for sharing!

Amber said...

So So happy for you! These pictures are just beautiful!

Audrie Is... said...

Omgosh this is wonderful!! The pictures almost made me cry! And ps-you are gorgeous!!

new follower!!

Audrieis.blogspot.com

My-cliffnotes said...

Woohoo so glad he's home

jessica phillips said...

Congrats Janna! I am so happy for you and him! :)

Jessica from Ft. Lauderdale

Kirsty Arnold said...

Naww this made me teary because one of my good friends is over in Afghanistan atm and I know how much his gf is missing him! xxx

Brooke said...

Super sweet! You can defiantly feel the love with those pictures! So special of your sister to snap the pics, memories for years to come! Love it!

=) Brooke

Nicole said...

I wondered who did the photos for you. They did a wonderful job and did I know you had a giveaway for your blogiversary? who knows!

Melinda said...

awww so sweet- you guys are so adorable!!

http://mylifebeingrenewed.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Gah this makes me so happy inside! Cutest pictures ever, I can't even imagine the excitement :)

Kim said...

Yay! So happy for you! Love the pictures!

Courtney B said...

Oooooh melt my heart!! These pictures give me CHILLS! Ah! I'm just so happy for you guys!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Ah these pictures make me cry. SO happy for you!

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

The pictures alone make me tear up; I can only imagine the kids of emotions you have going on!! I'm so glad your hubby is home safely in your arms. Merry Christmas and hopefully the parents meeting is not a repeat Meet the Fockers. :)

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

Yay!!! For the hubby being back!!! :-)

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