Earlier this year D and I got the opportunity to go home for a few very special moments in my family’s lives. Come, step inside my home life for a little bit. My sister-in-love was coming home from Afghanistan and we got to welcome her home at the gate! Not just in the airport, but we got to go up to her gate and welcome her the moment she stepped off the plane! It was so special and of course emotional! My grandma who does not like flying was even able to be there and greet her!
My sweet sister in love’s parents were not able to be there to welcome her home, but she was able to get to talk to them (all the way in California) as if they were there!We also got to witness my brother’s commissioning and college graduation! He is such a hardworking, diligent man, and an inspiration to know! Congratulations Caleb! I love you!A little bit of home life.
I have the cutest Dad! If you ever see a picture of me where I am making a silly face, this is where I got it :).
The Alaska Pipeline. We got to visit this in the mid of winter a few years ago, this time in the mid of spring.
One thing that Fairbanks is known for is the ice sculpture festival, every year artists from around the world come to compete in the worlds largest ice art competitions. The result is amazingly detailed sculptures made completely from ice! In downtown Fairbanks there is a museum dedicated to just this! You can walk into a freezer and see some of the sculptures, and even pose with a couple.
While at home, we also got to take part in honoring the soldiers that are stationed there. It was awesome and emotional, the support that came out to stand on the sides of the road to cheer for and thank the soldiers that fight for our freedom.
This young lady was standing there by herself, quietly with a sad look, her eyes had tears and occasionally she would reach up and put her hand on her heart. As I watched her, my heart ached, I knew the look, I have had the look. She was missing someone.