Welcome Back Uncle Brian!!
Jason's brother returned last week from a 12-month long deployment with his National Guard unit to Kosovo. The year went fast in some regards, slow in others. Our kids missed him terribly, and time seemed to drag each time they asked me how much longer til Uncle Brian comes home. We tried to send him packages and pictures the kids made and goodies periodically to help the kids during the wait, and for fun for Brian too. But alot happened while he was away. 3 kids grew a ton, and we added a member to our family!!
Needless to say, we were all thrilled to see him Friday night and we spent lots of time with him for the next few days and then had a welcome home cookout for him Sunday. The kids went fishing with him Saturday, something they've been talking about with him on email for months! During our time with him, it kept being revisited, "do you know how long it's been since..." (fill in the blank) ...Since he ate cheddar brats, since he had cheesecake, since he went to a movie, or fishing, since he bought worms, etc. You get the idea. We were all completing this phrase for him after a couple of days! anyways, we are so thankful for Uncle Brian's safe return and appreciate his willing heart to serve.