Sunday, June 17, 2012


One Year ago TODAY I wrote THIS POST Welcoming my Soldier home from his 2nd deployment to Iraq. I can't believe its been a year already boy does time fly. Some times it seems like its been longer than a year that he has been back and then other times it seems as if he just got home a few weeks ago. Either way I'm so blessed beyond belief that he is home and that we survived another long deployment coming out strong than when he left. I'm thankful that we get to spend today together, not just because he has the day OFF (Hallelujah) but to celebrate such a accomplishment. Deployments are NEVER easy and I don't wish it upon anyone, but they are what you make of them. 
Having My Love home with me safe in my arms is the best feeling in the world. At that very moment everyone & everything in the world disappered and I was in heaven. 
So much has change / happened in the last year,
*we toured the island doing everything possible we could before leaving
*went to our first Army Ball together
*said our see you laters to our first home, friends & our life we made in Hawaii
*went home to TX to visit my family & friends
*we PCSed to a new duty station in the South 
*celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary 
* I started a new job which I wasn't crazy about at the time & now I love it
*the hubbs went to & graduated Drill SGT school
*I was reunited with a few Hawaii friends more than once since being back on the mainland
*we've settled into our new home & are slowly growing to enjoy the area around us
*we've started our first full cycle on the trail & so far its going good. (6 weeks till graduation)
I know there are tons of other little things that have happen over the last year but these are just a few bigger things that stick out in my head right now. Beside a few field exersices & far to many CQ shifts pulled I have to say this is the first year since we have been married that he hasn't been away for school or trainings for a long period of time, which is really nice. 
I can't wait to see what this next year hold, I know new and exciting things are ahead of us and I'm glad we get to experience and enjoy life together. I wouldn't want to have it any other way. 

This is us today :) One Year later!!! 


Gina said...

Isn't it amazing how much can happen in a year? Congratulations to you both! :) Homecomings are pretty much the best thing EVER!

ROXY said...

My husband was a gimlet! :) He also deployed the same time as your hubby but came home I believe it was June 3 of last year.

Anonymous said...

We love both of you so very much! How the year has flown by. I am so thankful that we are close enough to still visit sometimes. We had a blast catching up today! ~Brooks Ohana

Janna Bogert said...

Aww this gives me goosebumps!! I can't wait for that <3

Marine Wife, Mommy & Life said...

:) so nice to have them home for any amount of time!!! New follower from hope you'll come by! :)

Mrs. Robinson said...

Aww - this is sweet. I'm glad y'all are so happy and TOGETHER this year! =))

E said...

That hangar looks familiar! I can't wait to be in your shoes, in that hangar! And hopefully Ivan say a few of those milestones, too. Like Army Ball, touring the island, and saying goodbye to our first home together, here.
So did this year go faster than when your husband was deployed, or vis versa?