29 June, 2011

{Not} Home Alone

Today I come with homecoming photos!!!! I seriously can't believe it's been a whole week!! I also can't believe I haven't blogged for a whole week either! It's weird, but good weird. I have someone else to talk to so I guess I don't feel like I need to blog to get everything out. I hope that made sense. =P

Homecoming was a very awesome experience. I was so unbelievably anxious/nervous/excited that day. I could barely sit still! The time for the ceremony got pushed back, which was a little unfortunate considering I had already given myself things to do to keep busy before the ceremony. So basically, I finished my list of chores and wandered around the house finding things to do afterward. If someone else had been here, I bet it would have been comical. Finally I was able to get ready and head to the ceremony an hour early. I wanted to get a good seat...even though it really didn't matter in the end.

Jennifer {my photographer for the afternoon} got there before me and kept me company while I very impatiently waited for the ceremony to start. We chatted and took a couple of pictures to pass the time:

With the Blue Star Card poster.

The sign I made. =)

Right at 5:15, the doors opened and all the guys walked in!!! Everyone was screaming and clapping. And of course, I sat on the wrong side. =P I was on the left side and he was on the right side. Lucky for me I can recognize my husband's head! Haha!! They did the Star Spangled Banner, the Army song, prayed somewhere in there...and I was fully expecting a speech from someone... But, all of a sudden, he yelled: DISMISSED!!!!! People started running and all I could think was "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I have to get to him!!!" I intended on ditching my sign and running to him, but....I kind of forgot. Let me tell you, it was pretty awkward running through 200ish people wish a sign. =P Eventually I found him...and it didn't really matter...

Best. Moment. Ever.

All of a sudden all the fear, the worry, the anxiety from the past year melted away and I realized that he's home. Safe. 

I call this "Sigh of Relief." And it's my favorite. =)

I lei'd him. Hehe. ;-)

Happiness.

This is one of my favorites.

Love.

I think it goes without saying that I'm enjoying finally having my husband home. Even with all of the, um, reintegration adjustments. =) 

I promise I'll be back with more updates soon!!

27 comments:

Courtney said...

Hi Sarah! I've been a long time reader of your blog, but this is my first comment. :)
I just wanted to say how happy I am for you that your husband is home safe. I loved your "sigh of relief" photo, and especially your homecoming outfit. I wish you and your husband the best!

Skinnie Piggie said...

I love these photos... you guys look amazing together! =)

Melissa said...

GREAT photos!! Thanks for sharing! And YAY!!!!! :)

Courtney said...

Homecoming pictures make me so happy! I'm so glad you've finally made it to this point. I wish you and your husband all the best as you adjust to life together again.
Oh, and cute dress! :)

Kaylee said...

Love love love!!!!

Jessica said...

I love the photos and it is the best feeling in the world! We were the exact same way. I was on one side and M was on the other side. Eventually, we found each other (well, he knew i was running because I screeched his name!). I am so, so happy for you!!

Brittnie said...

My heart is leaping with joy. I love homecomings! When my husband came home i just stood there staring as he walked down the plane my friends had to push me so i would go to him. I was just shocked. So glad he's home safe!

ACUs and ABCs said...

Welcome home to your hubby! You made it!!!

SLM said...

LOVE the pics!! Made me tear up a little bit thinking about our reunion in a year!!

Laura said...

Homecoming pictures always melt my heart. There's simply no other feeling in the world that compares to that first hug and sigh of relief. Congratulations on making it through the deployment!!

Amanda said...

So Happy for you & all your friends that your soldiers made it home! Loved all the pictures- they made me tear up as I started my journey this week. Enjoy having your Best Friend around!!

Katie said...

YAYYYYYY!!!! So glad he's home with you again!! :) Love that "sigh of relief" pic too-- it's perfect.

Lauren Lashlee said...

Oh this made me tear up!! So sweet. Love all of the pictures! These will be treasured I'm sure.

Allie said...

I love homecoming photos, they are just awesome. Yours came out so great, the sigh of relief is definitely a keeper. I hope you two enjoy your time together!

Carolyn said...

Pictures like these always bring tears to my eyes. SOooooo glad he's home with you! And great pictures--i love all of them!
Happy Wednesday!

JG said...

I'm smiling and tearing up all over again! I'm so happy for you, hon! :)

Jenn said...

awesome pictures. I seriously had tears reading this post :) I love your dress too :)

Mrs. G said...

I'm so excited for you! Those pictures are amazing. Glad your husband is home safe. Enjoy :)

Radiant Readhead said...

I am sooooo happy for you!!! these pics are amazing! I totally wish i had thought of having someone there to take pics when Foster got home:-)

JessRaquel said...

Loving this! The pics are so great, you guys look so happy to see each other!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The photos look great! Glad he's back home!

chambanachik said...

Love it! Congrats!!

Jessica said...

LOVE all your pics! those are great!

Welcome home to your hubby!

Silke C said...

Loving the pictures and soo happy for you that you are together and whole again!!
Enjoy your time together and have a wonderful time !!!

Dana @ WhatWereWeThinking? said...

Congratulations!!! Homecomings are so great! I loved what you were wearing, too! So cute!

Allison said...

SO excited for you, I know this comment is late... You look so happy and the pictures are AMAZING! :D

Consider The Lilies said...

oh goodness! i have seriously been behind on my bloggy reading and i had no idea he was back! ahhh! i'm literally crying right now from reading this post, i'm so happy for you and those pictures are just amazing.

i was reading your more recent posts also about reintegration and i didn't think i'd be nervous for it but i totally am!

i just had to let you know how happy i am for you and how much this post made me cry! haha i'm such a sensitive girl these days!