Monday, April 07, 2008

He's HOME!

I know you are all waiting to see if Chad arrived home safely, so I knew I had to check in. Our boy is finally home. He was suppose to get in Friday night around midnight. Just as we were about to head to the airport he called and said he was still in North Carolina and they couldn't take off because of a huge thunder storm. He text us a few hours later and said they were taking off soon. See you in 4-5 hours. So we set our alarm for 4:00 and tried to get a little sleep. I woke up at 4:36...oh crap! What happened to the alarm? It was set for p.m. not a.m. uggg!!! Hurry quick...everybody get up! Head to town...we are late! So sad! We missed the whole thing! He was on the ground for 15 minutes without us being there to see him. I did not get the first hug. Mark ran...I cannot run. Little stinker. :o) I do have way more pictures to share, but we've been none stop busy. I don't have the time or energy to share everything tonight. We are all sleep deprived. I will tomorrow. Just know that we couldn't be any happier to have Chad home. We all missed him so much. Life is good!

37 comments:

Kelly said...

How sad that your alarm was set wrong. But at least you got there! So happy that you have Chad home safe and sound!!

zoesmum said...

That is awesome news, you must be so proud of your brave boy. All the best to the whole family.

Vida said...

YAY He made it safely! I'm glad that you were able to get there on time and of course hug him! I hope you are all well and enjoying your time with the family. Don't blog while he's home, it's your time! We'll all understand!

Hugs and hoorays,
Vida & family

P.S. Chad, thank you for keeping the U.S. safe and giving up so much to help others! We are proud of you! All our best the Prices!

Brooke said...

(hug) So glad he's home safe and sound. It doesn't matter you missed the party...the biggest thing is he's HOME ! Enjoy your time with him while he's back !

Melissa said...

I HAVE bee waiting for this post! Yay!

Briana said...

WOOHOO!!! Glad he's home safely! Welcome home Chad!

Pam said...

YAY!!! Welcome home Chad!

I'm sorry you missed his arrival and the first hug! Stinker Mark! ;)

Marilyn said...

Hooray-he's home! I have been watching the news to see when our boys were coming home-so glad he's here even though you were a bit late....

Kelly said...

I'm so happy he made it home safely!

Chris said...

I'm sure you are beside yourself having him home! Enjoy your time together!

God bless the USA!
Chris
A Navy Wife!

Andi said...

Woo-hoo!!! Prayers are answered...life is good!!! Welcome home Chad and thank you for your service to our country.

Love and Hugs, Andi

CHAD & ELISE TYSICK said...

Im so happy for you guys! Finally hes home at last!!

Denise Bryant said...

I have been waiting for this post! Yeah...welcome home Chad! Thanks for your service and God Bless the USA. Can't wait to see more pics.

Nonie Mae.... said...

What great news! Welcome home Chad! Thank you for serving our country...

Desi said...

I am so happy for you. I can't imagine how wonderful it must be to have him home and know that he is safe. Have a great time together as a family.

bs honey said...

Oh, happy, happy family. I'm smiling, too.
WELCOME HOME, CHAD, AND THANK YOU.

Kim said...

Welcome home, Chad.

Kimberly said...

So glad he is home safe! Enjoy your time together! :)

Kassie said...

Jolene, I'm so happy for you! I am sorry you missed his homecoming, though. Those are so amazing. I remember when my BIL came home in 04. I'm so happy he returned home safely!

Jacquie said...

WOOT! So happy to hear Chad is back home safe and sounds. Enjoy catching up with him.

The Whitsitt Family said...

How wonderful he's back home safe. My husband is training for his third tour in Iraq so I know how you feel. There is nothing better than knowing your loved one is back where you know he is safe. Enjoy every minute you have with him!!!

shekinahhvac said...

WooHoo! So glad you get time with him. Enjoy him.
Blessings
Tiara

Chickenbells said...

Life IS good! You got that right! I am so relieved he's home and safe...you all look so happy together...I can't wait to hear what you've been up to!

Stacy said...

I'm so glad to hear that he made it home safely. Welcome Home!

Valerie said...

SO glad you got to put your arms around your boy and hug like there's no tomorrow! i hereby excuse you from blogging for the rest of the week so you can just drink it all in!!

My Charmed Life said...

YAY!!! So happy your baby is home with you. I've never commented on your blog but I've truly enjoyed reading it and I think you are such a talented and amazing woman!!! Enjoy having Chad home!!!

velvet brick said...

YES!!!!!!!!!! He looks fantastic! Gosh, Jolene...I remember when he had to leave. Look girl...you all made it through this safe and sound! Life IS good!!!
Enjoy your family! : )
VB

Patti said...

I am just so glad and thankful he made it home safe and sound!

Jane said...

WOO HOO! I am so darn happy for you and your family. What a wonderful reunion you must be having. I am so glad that he is home safe and sound. He looks so good too!!

Enjoy that boy!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Yeah!! So wonderful to have him home, I'm sure!! Enjoy your time with him. You can blog later.

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Susie Q said...

No blogging?? Hmpf. And what is your excuse? Just because your son s home from war?? *big silly grin*

WOOHOO!!!! Chad is HOME!!!! Now go give him a huge hug from me and baby him and love on him and just enjoy having all your family around you as it should be.

We will be here when you can get back to us.

I am SO happy for you sweetie.

Love to you all.
Sue

amydc said...

Jolene- It makes me cry as I think of you & Mark seeing him. The mental pic of Mark running to him is wonderful. What a reunion.

wendster said...

Excellent news! Welcome home Chad! (Home for a visit or home home?)
Also, is it too late to do one of the cards about us? I was reading all the way to the bottom of the page but didn't find the instructions. Maybe they are farther back?
And how cute was you camp display with the pine tree and the stuffed bear and the stars!?!??! You are amazing.
Love the bathroom too. Love the outhouse!
OK. Enjoy that boy of yours, as if I have to tell you that!
Love!
Wendy

Leah said...

So glad he's home safe!

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog for the first time. Looked interesting so read on. Saw the picture of your son who just came home. I am an Army wife. Just wanted to say congrats on his safe return. God Bless.