Thursday, June 4, 2009

3 + 1 = 4!

One of the most magical moments in my life was seeing my best friend walk of the plane. I've waited for this day for 6 months and it's here. It's no longer in 6 weeks or 6's right in front of me and I LOVE IT!!! 

As a side note, I also have to add (not that any of you probably need to know this) but he looks HOT! Maybe it's the 6 months without seeing him or the new improved bod - whatever it is it's definitely working! 

Here are a few pics documenting are amazing day!

Our sign was hung...

and our daddy's favorite brownies were made.

As we waited patiently...

anticipating daddy's return...

Poof! Our moment happened! He was here and he was ours to hold!

Our family is one and I'm thrilled to be walking alongside my best friend once again!

Welcome Home!


Jessica said...

So HAPPY for you!! I remember all the flutters you feel when their plane finally lands! You all looked so gorgeous to meet Jared. And on a side note, Michael and I were impressed with how buff he got over here too :)

Erin said...

Yayyyyyy! So happy for you! And you're looking hot yourself!

Megs said...

We are SO Excited for all of you:) The pictures are wonderful.... enjoy your first weekend together as a family:)
Welcome home Jared!!!
Ben, Megs, Luke and Drew

alison said...

Oh Sam! I had tears in my eyes watching his plane land. What amazing pictures of all of you. We are so happy that he is home safe and that all of you get to enjoy being a family again. I know that you will cherish this time together. It is something that a lot of us take for granted. We are so happy for all of you!

Lots of love,
Todd, Alison, Griffin & Bennnett

Beth said...

Awesome! So glad to finally see pics and here about the BIG reunion!! We could not be happier for y'all. And, I just have to say you look pretty hot yourself, way to go Sam!! :) I love the kiddos outfits, especially Landon's tie shirt, that is too cute! Nate was so glad he got to see Jared out there, I think that made his trip! :) Y'all enjoy your family time, you've earned it! Big hug from WA!! :) (and an extra amount of explanation points just for you!!!)

heather said...

Yay for you and your family! I am so happy for you! I even started crying when I saw the plain....gulp....I can't wait for my own homecoming! You looked fabulous and I want your dress! Congrats! What a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...


Absence does make the heart grow fonder.

I thank the Lord for keeping all of you safe and sound during this deployment.

Welcome home Son. THANK YOU! We all appreciate your sacrifice and service to our country. And Samantha, you have done a stupendous job holding the fort down , THANK YOU!

Love You all:)

Anonymous said...

So happy Jared is home!! Kids and Samantha look happy too...and I'm sure words can't describe the peace now everyone is under one roof again. Looking forward to seeing everyone over the Birthday Bash weekend!

Erin said...

You have just told an amazing story on your blog. YOu gave me goosebumps all over my body. WELCOME HOME JARED! What a great great day this had to be for you all. Wonderful picutres. Adorable family. I bet you are still smiling. Congrats Raftery Quad. You did it!

Ben said...


Welcome home, brother. Enjoy your family!


Donna said...

I have watch our president in the last few days overseas talking about the service our military has done-I feel proud that my son-in-law and my daughter give so much to their country. I wish my father knew you Jared- He also was a real hero-Welcome home

Elizabeth Conzo said...

What a beautiful homecoming! Sam -- you do such an amazing job of keeping all of us updated on your family!

So wonderful to see you all together again. Welcome home Jared!

Love and Prayers,

heather said...

I am so happy for all of you! Enjoy each other!! I miss you very much and would love to catch up soon!


Meaghan said...

The pictures are just beautiful! I'm so happy that you all are together again :) I can't wait to see you all in October!!

Love you,