It Don’t GTMO Better Than This

Last week, Beth announced that this week’s You Capture challenge would be Family.

I was excited about family because my sweet boys and I just so happen to be visiting my sweet hubby who is deployed on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We had an awesome visit and captured some great FAMILY shots.

This first picture was captured immediately after the boys saw daddy for the first time when we got off of the plane. It had been 107 days since they last said good bye to him.

Their smiles are priceless. (It just dawned on me that I may have also used this one for last week’s SWEET you capture. Oh well!)

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This next one was taken near McDaddy’s work tent. I obviously did not take the picture since I am in it, but it is such a great family shot, I had to include it.

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This one was taken in McDaddy’s truck. We were actually in the truck, on the ferry being taken to the other side of the island so that we could leave to come home. I love these fellers.

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I included this next one just because it is a cute representation of my little family.  This was captured at the bowling alley and I thought it would be perfect for “family” week.

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This last one makes my heart skip a beat. (A big thanks to my sweet Stevie for taking this picture!)

Our trip was originally scheduled for the first week in May, however, that trip ended in disaster. This picture was taken on our last day with McDaddy, just hours before we left on May 23, 2009. That day just so happened to be our 11th anniversary and just before I cried all of my make-up off. I am so very thankful that of all the gals in the whole, wide world, McDaddy picked me. He is an awesome family man and I am proud to be his wife.

Head on over to Beth’s place at I Should Be Folding Laundry to see more family pictures!

Comments

  1. says

    You can’t tell how much McDaddy is loved in these pictures…nope, not at all. Glad you finally got there and from the looks of the pictures, had a great time.

  2. says

    oh… those are so beautiful – the pictures and of course the story behind it. It was wonderful that you all got to spend some time together 🙂

  3. says

    What a beautiful family reunion that must have been. Wow.

    Great photos and you certainly have the whole package: a handsome husband, beautiful boys and a family that is so obviously wrapped up in love for one another. It truly shines through in your pictures.

  4. Jean says

    And I’m proud to be his mom. 🙂 And your mom-in-law; and their grandma.

    What a unique TITLE! How on earth did you think that up?! 🙂

    Thanks again, Julie, Stevie & Alex, for picking me up at the airport today. I appreciate you! So glad you are all home safely. Still praying for all of you. 🙂

  5. says

    I am new to the photo challenge and so was looking in the archives. Found your entry and was so touched by the sweet family. Treasure those boys! They grow up toooooooo fast! Mine are 17, 16 and 12 now. I can’t believe how the time has flown. The picture in the car with dad reminded me of one we posed just like that when my sons were little.

    I am so sorry your family has to be separated at this time. Thank you for your sacrifice, your husbands sacrifice, and your children’s sacrifice for our country.

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