Thursday, January 26, 2017

Deployment Homecoming Is The Best

It goes without saying, Deployment Homecoming is the best for sooo many reasons. #1 You are done with deployment status which despite your seasoned experience will always suck! #2 You get to see your military person again after way too long! #3 The excitement is off the hook at the actual homecoming. #4 You get to go back to doing all the things you couldn't do without your SO there. Whatever those things are for you ;)

So, we were all super stoked last week when we got to see our Marine after half a year apart. Yes, I'm so proud of us for making it through this deployment but nothing replaces having him home.

Like deployment homecomings sometimes go, the guys got delayed a couple of times before we finally got them back. It's a hard thing to tell your kids that their dad isn't actually coming home tomorrow like everyone had planned. However, military kids are champs and they are super flexible with stuff. So that is pretty cool and gracious of them :)

When you have a camera happy parent, then you would think you would raise children who know how to take nice pictures. Not my bunch. They love to mess up all my great shots. But then those candid moments kind of end up being great shots. 

As the mom, you would think you could get a good picture with your husband who just returned from deployment. Unfortunately, when you have so much catching up to do with your dad there is no time to break for 3 seconds and step to the side. Thanks child!

Despite all the hassle over having the perfect homecoming picture, our Marine is home. 
The most important thing!
Now we can hit the resume button on life as we know it.


  1. I am so so happy that he is home! I love the photos!

  2. Happy homecoming! I will never forget those feelings that surround homecoming, even if I am not married to my Marine anymore!

  3. SO THRILLED for you that he's home! Now life can go back to normal, right?? :)
    And carrying those bags home from the ceremony..all that heavy military gear..that's always a necessary part of the experience. Enjoy your time together!

  4. Saw a picture on Instagram but so happy to see the full post now. Welcome home!