I started this alphabet book 2 years ago and just needed more photos to finish it--Friday (July 1) at the Army Post where I work, there was a big Welcome Home for some troops that have been in Afghanistan for a year--and I had the day off so I could attend. It's such a thrill to see these family reunions.

The was the most difficult photo series I took at the event. I was behind this service member as she made her way across the auditorium toward her family. Her mother met her half way and put the baby in her arms. Then her husband started walking to meet her. He hugged and kissed her and then she reached to touch her other daughter's face--gently, not wanting to overwhelm her.

(Note: This was a public ceremony with news cameras and the whole works, so I decided it's ok to post these--I gave several people my phone number so I could send them photos.)

All DD Supplies

Anna Aspnes
Artist Edge Overlays No. 01 12 X 12
FotoBlendz Layered Template Album No. 03 Part 2
Work Hard, Play Hard Sports kit

Katie Pertiet
Mail Room No. 01 Paper Pack