Friday, November 28, 2014

Our Soldier Returns..............

We knew of Jonathan's plans to fly home on the 17th for about a month, but he really wanted to keep it a secret from all three boys - David, Isaac, and Joshua.  The two youngest were easy, but David was tough.  Fortunately we pulled it off when Joe drug him out of bed at about 11;00 pm.

The little boys were sound asleep and staggered out into the living room to see what the "surprise" was in the box in the middle of the floor. Notice how both boys are scratching their necks - they both do this when they are unsure of what's going on!

It was so great to have Jonathan at home!  He had been up for about 36 hours and 
was really exhausted!

Jonathan brought gifts for everyone, including a full Polish army uniform that fit 
David perfectly!  Here is Isaac trying on the hat.

Jonathan gave me a lovely mug from Germany and some very delicious Polish 
chocolates - don't we look chipper for 12:30 am??

We had a wonderful breakfast the next morning after everyone was a bit more rested!

Jonathan's friend, Tyler, joined us and he and Jonathan had a relaxing day playing with Isaac and Joshua.  Both boys have recently learned how to play checkers and have become VERY competitive!

Then it was picture time!

Both the United States flag AND the Army flag were raised that morning!
Welcome home, Jonathan!


  1. Oh how great! Enjoy having your son home. He looks great.

  2. Wow! So happy for you all! Glad you all got to visit.
    Ashley D.