Sam's home! He flew in on January 30. For those of you that weren't aware, Sam was activated in July and spent a little over 6 months in Iraq quarding an air base.
The kids and I got to go to the airport to meet him. They let us through airport security all the way down to the terminal to wait for the plane to arrive. And they made sure we knew exactly which one the guys were on by giving it a huge firetruck escort. Kaitlyn was SOOOOO excited. Tyler did know what was going on, but Katy's enthusiasm was catching and both of them ended up jumping up and down at the window as the plane rolled in. The whole rest of the day Kaitlyn was Sam's little shadow - holding onto his hand or hugging him, wanting him to play with her...Even in the car on the ride home every few minutes we would hear from the back seat "Daddy, I love you!"
Thanks everyone for all your support while he was gone. We're very happy to have him home. And no, we don't expect him to have to go back anytime soon.