Home at Last

My husband and I are currently spending some time up in North Georgia for a few days, and while I tried to stay off line as long as I could, I couldn’t resist getting back on Blogger to share some photos with you.

These were taken around 3:30 am on Saturday morning when he arrived from our second deployment (our first as a married couple).

Photos taken by my very good friend, photographer, and fellow Air Force wife, Brooke Ashley.

I was exhausted, jet-lagged, and hadn’t slept in about 24 hours, so it took awhile for the excitement to build. But as soon as their flight touched down, those anxious, eager, and anticipated butterflies started doing jumping-jacks inside my tummy.

We waited for what seemed like hours for him to step off the plane. I wouldn’t say he was the last one off, but he was gosh durn near close to the very end. As soon as they stepped foot on the ground they had to shake hands with all the “higher ups.” It was cute watching my Airman try to skip the formalities and just run over to me, and when he was finally “free,” the feeling was priceless!

Have I mentioned he’s a foot and an inch taller than me? 

But my husband is all about equality, so he made me a half-foot taller than him   😉

Really? I’m not looking at the camera? Have I mentioned I was sleep deprived? 

Thank you so much, Brooke! I don’t know if you have any more photos to share, but I’m so grateful and blessed to have you in my life. You helped build my excitement during the very wee hours of the morning—despite the crappy week I had—and you helped me have a fun time waiting for them to land…who knew that getting lost on base could be so much fun?


  1. just found your blog, love it, my hubby is in afgh at the moment, miss him terribly, wish they had something like this oplove site in Australia, it is an awesome idea to capture such an amazing moment.

  2. Awesome photos!

    Welcome back to your husband! Enjoy having him home!!

    They make me wish I'd gotten things coordinated to have someone at the airport when I picked P up in April.

  3. You are so very welcome my dear :o) And yes there are more pictures to come, I just made sure to get a few up for you! Enjoy your time away!!

    PS if anyone else is intrestred in pictures like this (even if you aren't in the Warner Robins area) please check out http://www.oplove.org to find a photog in your area!!

  4. Ah, the full-on-hug-with-legs — love it! I am have definitely done that during homecoming! 😀

    You look beautiful for having been awake for 24 hours! I would've had big dark circles or something.

    So glad your friend was able to take pics for you. They are priceless. 🙂

  5. just found your blog through Brooke Ashley and I feel like we're kindred spirits! my husband just got stationed at Robins (I assumed you're here, too?), I'm a blogger and I'm doing a 101 in 1001 challenge as well. we should be friends! hope you're enjoying your sweet time with hubby home!

  6. I loved ALL your pictures!!!!!! They really all do look the same don't they! I couldn't find my hubs….what every lover fears:( But when I did….it was pure magic!

  7. These pictures are so beautiful! I love the one where you're not looking at the camera and his arms are around you…your smile says it all!

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