Sunday, September 12, 2010

Welcome home, Lt. Miller!

I feel like we're on the home stretch! Kent leaves again in a couple weeks- but this time it's only to Dayton (2.5 hrs away) so hopefully we won't go an entire month without seeing him!  He took his last written boards and got his scores back (way to go, myzh!) and has almost his entire application turned in.  He'll interview down in Dayton and then we wait until December to find out where we'll be going for the next chapter of our lives.  I love the excitement and change- but I get all nervous and sick to my stomach thinking about leaving Toledo. I love this place. I love the people. I love everything about it (minus the humidity).

Last night we went to the airport to welcome home Kent!  It was so great to finally see him!  He ended up having a friend on the flight coming home from his navy duty so I ended up waiting with his wife at the airport!  There was also a family waiting for their son who had been gone to Afghanistan for NINE months.  Our one month was nothing!

The rugrats LOVED waiting for Kent.  Zeb was so excited about holding the sign. When Kent went to hug him he wouldn't put it down.
Both rugrats had the biggest smiles on their faces as soon as they saw him.  The whole airport thing made his departure and arrival FAR more dramatic than your average 'going away for a medical rotation'!  The uniform didn't help much, either :)

I do really love his Blues, though.


Today has been the NICEST Sunday!  The best part about it all was Kent getting up at 5:45 with Ike while I slept until 8!  I missed Kent tremendously (his hugs, holding his hand, talking to him, him tickling my back every night, etc, etc) and I am so happy to have him back.

12 comments:

Steve and Hailey said...

Hooray for you all back together again! I'm so happy for you! Great pictures! Being apart is so hard for a myriad of reasons...mostly I miss talking to Steve, but I do miss the help as well.

Shelly and Ken said...

So glad you are back together. Being apart is never fun. Hope you have a blissful 2 weeks before he has to take off again.

Jason & Shannon said...

That's so cute! I love the picture with Zeb holding the sign and Ike holding his hands together. ADORABLE! I also love the picture with all of you together.

boysmum2 said...

Glad he is back, alhtough sadly 2 weeks will go by fast. Dayton is nice, well at least what I remember of the airport from years ago, knowing my luck they have probably rebuilt it since then!

Cynthia said...

Yay!! So glad your hubby is finally home for a little bit and that he won't be that far away on his next rotation.

taylor and laney said...

I can hear Kent saying "Heeeey!" in that third picture. -Taylor

dockters said...

Zeb leaning on Kent's suitcase in that top picture is adorable!! I'm so happy you're all back together! There is nothing better than that!

Laney said...

was it raining that day or does zeb always wear those boots?

Annie O said...

Same question as Laney--what's the story behind Zeb's boots?

Remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder and more appreciative!

Missy D said...

Welcome back Kent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE you guys!!!!!!

Kent and Leisy said...

he wears the boots whenever there's rain (or puddles).

brittani c. said...

what a great homecoming!! Dayton should be a cinch, right? :)