So it was time to say goodbye to our daddy. Although he hasnt even been home from Iraq for a year yet. time has gone by so quickly. He has had ALOT of training to do at Camp Pendleton, CA. Bridgeport, CA and at Mojave Viper..... along with all the other classes and courses along the way. It seems he's only really been home for about 5 months total.
The Original ADVON (advance party) deployment they were supposed to leave on Friday night. Just hours before having to say goodbye the time was changed til Saturday night. The girls were excited to have him home 1 more night and so was I. But it just prolonged the inevitable of GOODBYE!
Saturday was mostly spend getting ready to get ready to leave. He has lots to do at work and wasnt home much. But we enjoyed the time we did have together. For the first time in many deployments we were able to send him off as a family.
Daddy and all his girls. He sure does LOVE them!
and I sure Love him too. I am proud of my MARINE!
Yes that is a machine gun around his shoulder.
Matthew getting the low down on the Latest news....
we had some time to play and laugh with our daddy before he had to leave. Delaney was growling and laughing with her daddy.
I LOVE the smile.... it is VERY Rare that he "Lets" me take pictures of him. He was a great sport and let me take more than a few.
then the sun went down and it was time to say goodbye for good
Haylee really didnt want to say goodbye. She couldnt hold back the emotion. So sweet to see the last few minutes of hugs and kisses. By the time Matthew gets back Delaney will almost be 2. There are MANY things he will miss while he is gone..... Sydney turning 10. Haylee turning 12. Easter, School getting out. Haylee graduating to Middle school, summertime, and many other adventures in life. But like always we will make memories and save them to share with him when he gets HOME.
We will miss our daddy/ Husband. But we are so proud of him and thankful for him and ALL those that serve our country to protect the freedoms we have here. Semper Fidelis! We love you!