Tuesday, May 5, 2009


That is a sigh of relief and complete and utter happiness. Johnny arrived home after traveling for 61 hours on Saturday afternoon. I was a total wreck, cleaning everything in sight and so anxious I couldn't stand still to save my life! My parents were there, Johnny's parents were there and his sister, brother-in-law and our two little nieces (one of which Johnny had never met!).

I have to admit I was a little nervous for our reunion and how it would be between us after being apart for six months, but now that he's home I have no clue what in the world I was worried about. It is literally like he never left! We are having a blast together and there was no adjustment period needed. It has truly reassured me that when he goes back to Iraq in two weeks that we will be fine and I know we'll be able to make it through the next 6 months.

Enjoy the several hundred pictures I've posted. My friend Chelsea is an amazing photographer and graciously agreed to come to the airport to take pictures for me. I am so thankful she was there and able to capture our sweet reunion on film :) THANKS CHELSEA!!

(Don't forget you can click on the picture to enlarge it.)

PS - As I'm sitting upstairs in the office writing this post and I can hear Johnny downstairs watching TV and laughing, and man oh man, how it makes my heart smile. I love having him home again. Life is exactly how it should be again.

I couldn't stand still! Looking for him amidst all the people!

There he is!!

Johnny and Elena...she warmed right up to him again!

Johnny and our sweet new little niece, Samantha Pepper


emily said...

yea! we wondered at BSF how things were going - I've checked your blog daily hoping for an update (but not expecting one since I knew you would want to spend as much time with Johnny as possible). so glad it's going well. ENJOY your time together.

Sarah B. said...

So excited for you both...I have never met you guys but your words and pictures made me tear up. Enjoy your time with each other!

Alex K said...

I am offically crying at work! I am so happy for the two of you. You guys are so sweet together. Keep lovin' every minute together!

Grandma and Papa said...

Hey Johnny and amanda
enjoying your blog

The Bailey Clan said...

It brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you! Have a blast, cherish every moment!