Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Uncle B comes home!

Cory's brother, Brendon came home from his mission this week! He served in the Tempe Arizona mission, which is the modern day version of where his Dad served his mission about 30 years ago (and also overlaps with the very same place my Dad family is from, and where we spent our vacation last year. So crazy to think we were right there close to where he was!). Anyway, his two years were up, and he came home.

And, although this post really is about how happy we are that Uncle Brendon is back, it would seem that a lot of the pictures are of Amelia...I promise it's really about Brendon...really. She's just the only one that can't run away from the camera yet.

After Brendon got released we came home for Christmas dinner (his requested homecoming meal, ham, potatoes, squash casserole, the whole deal).  The we hooked his camera up to the TV and he showed us videos and pictures from his mission.

 Brendon gave his homecoming talk this Sunday, so family drove in from Jacksonville to hear it. You could tell from his talk how much he loved his mission and the people there.  After lunch we met up to eat lunch and to pass Amelia around for kisses and loves.

We're so happy to have Brendon back for the summer. He'll go back down to Gainesville for school in August, so his vacation will be short lived, but I know he's ready to get back to work.

I remember when Brendon left, and I couldn't even comprehend how different life would be when he came home. I knew Cory would be done with school (that seemed totally impossible at the time...) and we would maybe even be lucky enough to have a little baby, but it all just seemed so distant. The future is now, people! 


Tanya said...

I'm loving Amelia in yellow! So cute. And that lip thing she does is funny. She looks like Cory there!

The Hargretts said...

So exciting that Amelia met her uncle! Those pictures of her are darling. She's getting cuter and cuter by each post =)

freya said...

yaaay! i love he requested christmas dinner! so smart! and amelia's so cute i'm glad she can't wiggle her way out of a picture yet!

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Wow! How exciting! And to have sweet little Amelia there to greet him too, I'm sure it was awesome! :) She's to-die-for cute!