Thursday, May 21, 2009

Welcome home, Kip!

My younger brother was serving his 2nd tour in Iraq and he came home this past weekend! We were all so excited that he made it home safely. Sunday morning, the kids and I loaded up and drove 6 hours to Killeen, Tx to be apart of the homecoming celebration. We had to leave Lance at home since he had to work the next morning. It was my first long journey with the kids by myself and they were fantastic! I don't know what I would have done without a dvd player! ;)

We met up with my mom, dad, my older brother and his wife and daughter. The troops rolled in on three buses, lined up in formation, and were dismissed. The energy at Copper field was simply undescribable. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. At times like these, it makes me so proud to be an American! Thank you, Kip, and all of the soldiers who risk their lives to fight for our freedom!
Getting ready to be dismissed

Landon was so excited and didn't want Kip to put him down.

Watching the buses pull up

Kennedy hanging out in her red, white, and blue!
I love this pic!!


Shelley (Cole) Parker said...

Oh, I love that last picture too! So sweet :) How are you?

The Tylers said...

Those pictures brought tears to my eyes. I know y'all are so happy to have him home! Have a wonderful weekend, Katie!!!