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C is Back Home in Hawaii!!


Our year-long deployment is OVER! C's back from Iraq, safe and sound. The unit arrived home late last Saturday night, early Sunday morning. The ceremony began at 1:00am and it was nice... short and sweet. A good friend of mine came with the kids and I and took pictures for us... so I have several to share.

These are the banners I hung outside of our house here. I later found out that other people took pictures of them, too! LOL

Here's the dress I chose to wear for the ceremony. E took this of me before we left the house that night. It was really strange to be getting all dressed up and hair done and everything at 1am. LOL! But it was WORTH IT and I'm so glad I did... not very many other wives did.

I know this is dark... all of the shots of the unit in formation were too far away for the flash to work. But here's just one so you can get an idea, maybe, of what it was like. We were in a gymnasium, spread across two basketball courts.

The first big hug

E getting her first hug

And N getting his




Here you can sort of see the posters that we made

Today's Thursday and it's C's first day back to work. The unit will spend the next 5 days or so in-processing and "reintegrating". LOL

December 15th is a big batallion award ceremony and C will be given a Bronze Star!! He was the only non-officer soldier to receive one during the whole year. And the Lt. Col. said he "would be honored" if I would be up on the stage to pin it on C myself. So that will be an exciting day. I got a new dress for that occasion too. =o)


I mentioned it a long time ago in one of these blog posts, but don't forget that I changed my email address!! It is no longer bikergirl_brazen........... if you don't have the new one and want it... leave a comment here! =o)

Posted by Brazen 09:57 Archived in USA

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glad he is back for iraq. you and kids look fine.
How much longer before you come back to states?

by coulbojw

Hey Lisa. What is your new e-mail address?

by hoser23

Hey Lisa, send your new e-mail address to either my old musc account or the colorado one I'm pretty sure you have. Thanks.

by hoser23

I am glad your hubby is home safe and sound!!
Please email me your new addy.
You look great by the way!! I cannot wait to hear from you!!

by ShaeShae

Thanks guys! I'll email tomorrow morning.

Joe, "How much longer before you come back to states?"... didn't you know that Hawaii is now a state in the Union??? LOL!!! =o) We'll be here two more years, minimum. It depends on C's future deployment schedule.

by Brazen

Hi Lisa,
You look great!!! What's your secret? I'm glad Chris is back home safe and sound. Please send me your new e-mail address. I hope to keep in touch more.

by mcabeemc

Wow! Beautifull dress. You look hot! Glad the whole family is together, esp. for Christmas.
Send me your e-mail please. Now I know why I got no response from the earthquake e-mails I sent.

by shanana

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