Saturday, April 24, 2010


It is with great pleasure that I write this blog. I have been waiting 6 months for this. On Wednesday, I anxiously drove to the airport and waited for my husband to return from his deployment to Afghanistan. I spent that day trying to keep busy so I wouldn't get nervous. I hung this awesome banner I had made and put up the flag.
I tried not to get to the airport too early because I knew I would probably be pacing back and forth.
Fortunately we had some friends and some of John's co-workers show up to welcome him and the others home.
He was one of the first people to get his bags and come out into the waiting area. I wasn't expecting to, but I started to cry the moment I hugged him for the first time. I think they were tears of joy AND relief! I don't know if I have ever hugged anyone tighter in my life!
I finally was able to let him go to greet his friends! It was such an amazing experience, I am so very thankful to have John home safe and sound.
Zeke was extremely happy to see John when he came home. He would not let him out of his sight!
Thanks to all of you for your love and support during this long deployment! We are so happy to finally be back together!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

This has been a long weekend! It was jam-packed full of things to do!
It started on Thursday with our church's production of "The Living Lords Supper". Basically it was about Jesus' last supper as well as the history behind Leonardo DaVinci's painting. Each of the disciples also had a monologue telling a little more about who they were and how they became a disciple. They did a fantastic job. I am a little partial however because I directed the entire production! It was my directorial debut! Ha ha! We all put in a lot of hard work and I think it was well worth it. Here is a picture a photographer friend took of the men in the same pose as the original painting. She edited it to look like a painting.
We had a few more weekend events going on to include FOUR church services Easter Sunday. Since I am on staff at the church I had to be there for most of them. Thankfully I wasn't required to attend the 6am service. I think my boss knew there was no way I could be out of bed and ready by then! I also sang at a few of the services. Here is a picture of me and the girls!
And one of my friend Jessica and me.
As you can see, I am keeping busy while John is away. The countdown has begun and I am very much looking forward to finally having him home in a few weeks! Hopefully the next blog you see from me will be filled with pictures of our reunion!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Mischa did!