10.07.2012

Everyone Needs One Good Surprise In Their Life ...

... and today was the day for my kids.

It's been twenty weeks since Matt left for his training in Indianapolis and then his tour in Afghanistan.  Twenty relatively easy (but busy) weeks.

Based on our last unaccompanied tour, we decided again to have Matt settle in and stay at post as long as possible before his first R&R.  This way when he'd return back to Afghanistan he wouldn't have more than 8 - 10 weeks away from us in between his second and third R&R or his final move home.

While the girls knew that Matt was due sometime in the near future for his R&R home, we never told them exactly when he was coming. 

So imagine their utter and complete surprise at seeing Matt sitting at the breakfast bar this morning when they woke up ... which of course, I captured on video.  Simply.  Priceless.



video


Quality family time going on in our house for the next few weeks.  Don't mind us if there's a bit of radio silence.  We've been looking forward to this visit for a long time!



16 comments:

Delhibound said...

Heartwarming and awesome!

Christy said...

Oh my god that made me bawl! So excited for you guys to have him home for a while! xoxo

Jen said...

Hope you have a fabulous few weeks!

Sara said...

tears over here. What a wonderful surprise.

Betsy said...

Brought tears to my eyes! Enjoy your time together!!

Heather Dray said...

So happy for all of you! Enjoy and relax and just be a family.

Views from a yoga mat. said...

Can't wipe the smile off my face!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

SO Sweet!!!

Enjoy your time!

Pam

Anna See said...

Yay! So wonderful! Enjoy your time together. xoxo

Issas Crazy World said...

I'm so happy for you all. That video was priceless. Enjoy your next few weeks together!

Kat said...

Awww. Nothing like a happy homecoming. Puts a lump in my throat. So sweet. :)

Robin said...

Awesome!!! What a fantastic surprise!

Nomads By Nature said...

So heartwarming!! Enjoy!!

Mom24 said...

Enjoy! Made me cry. :)

Natasha said...

So sweet! Enjoy your time together.

Elaine said...

Awwwwwwww! Have a wonderful time!

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