Wednesday, April 27, 2011

welcome home sweet Lover-o-mine.

sorry for the riDONKulous spacing.

stupid blogger.


do i even know how to do this thing they call blogging anymore?

forgive me for being lame with this post.
i need to practice for a bit

before i get back to super blogger level again.

wait, was i ever that to begin with?
prolly not.

and riddle me this, batman.

how the junk did i get over 800 followers

after i quit blogging?

y'all are making it hard to just walk away.


not much has happened here in the last 2 months.


that's a lie.

a LOT has happened.

my Lover came home.

and i'm almost 100% positive you've seen all the videos

and news clips.

but just in case you haven't

(and because i like to show off how awesome my family is)

go HERE to see us on abc.

(ps. no, he's not going back to afghanipoo

and yes, they misspelled just about everything in the article.)

oh and what's that?!

you also saw us on nbc, cbs and fox?

oh yea

*dusting shoulders*

we're kinda famous like that.


(so what if i'm a frickin news whore. hush it.)

everyone is getting used to

having daddy home.

some of us are having a harder time than others.

izey may or may not tell Lover to shutup on a daily basis.

i take that back.

an hourly basis.

thank you jake for teaching him that word.

this is probably the ONLY hug

Lover was willingly given from isaak since he's been home.

which makes it one of my favorite pictures.

only time will tell

if izey will ever forgive Lover

for leaving him.

just kidding.

he'll get over it.

until then, Lover will endure the wrath of penny.

my sister made us a beautimous slideshow

of all 3 homecomings.

(mine, babies and the kids at school)

it's so precious.

and you will cry.

and if you don't,

you're heartless and you should stop following me.

not really.

but kinda.

watch it HERE.

thank you sweet friends
for giving me my much needed break.
be patient with me
as i break back into this blogging world.
i need to find my rhythm again.

and there's one more thing i have to say...

my life?
it's perfect :)

just sayin.


shanna said...

Ahh, all is right with the world again :) Thanks for coming back...I've missed stalking you here too...facebook is just not enough :)


Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the blog land! and a Huge Welcome home to your hubby!! I am so happy for you that you have your family all together.

Bonnie said...

Welcome back, ho. I mean hussy. I'm glad you are back. You are a born blogger, not like some of these posers that just imitate real bloggers and think they're all famous because they pimped blogger for followers. I'm sorry, what was I saying I got lost in my soap box.
Missed you.

Anonymous said...

Oh man so I commented before I watched your slide show and the video of the news article....thanks for the loads of tears I now have. ;)

TheHouseWifeRookie said...

YAY! I'm sooo glad everything is well! Oh how I've missed you!

Amber Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, I just bawled my eyes out watching those!!!!

Charity said...

I am so happy you are back!!! I was worried you might not be coming back!!! I am so happy the Captain is home. I did already see all the vids, but I am a sucker for tears so I watched again!! Love the group shot. Priceless that gorgeous family of yours!!!

Kris said...

I cried - I'm happy your husband made it home safe and the fam is back together! I hope you enjoyed your break! OK I know you enjoyed the break!

Justine said...

This is the sweetest thing EVER!!!

Julia Ladewski said...

i bawled like a little baby watching that video... and you are beautiful!!

Amanda said...

i didn't cry. surprised? you shouldn't be. no, i didn't cry. i bawled. the sweetest part for me? aside from the relief and happiness you must've felt to have your lover home? the emotion the kids wore on their faces. amazing.

thank you to your man for helping protect our families as well as his own. and, thank you to you for being an awesome wife, hussy, and mama and supporting his efforts.

xo. happy all is right in your world.

andi said...

I'm so happy Austin got back safe and sound. Thanks so much for your entire family's sacrifice for us!


So I was totally thinking about you today! Miah's part of the slideshow was my fave and the tears flowed!

Unknown said...

You're back! And fabulous as ever doll :) I just love the photos you guys are just perfection.

Unknown said...

Okay so I just watched the slideshow again and I am bawling my eyes out. Such sweet moments captured forever!

Unknown said...

Yup I was crying =)

WELCOME HOME!!! So happy for all of you!!

The pictures are beautiful!!!!

Shay said...

-sigh- i'm going to be honest, i can't bring myself to read the article or watch the slideshow because i've had 2 small.. ok large glasses of wine and i'd be blubbering like a flippin idiot.

is it weird to say i've been thinking about you? i mean, not in a creepy stalker way or anything lol. but really, you've been on my heart and my mind heavily and i'm so glad to see this post from you. i was startin to worry about your husband. i thought i was gonna have to go over to the afgansipoo and rescue him for you so you could come back to blogland!

i'm so happy to see your family back together! welcome home hot husband of the hot mama! =)

Unknown said...

That was seriously the best thing I've seen in a long time! Welcome back!

Unknown said...

Wow! That was awesome! I made it till Miah's little teary face and then I couldn't stop bawling. So glad you're all back together!

Samantha {Moody Mama} said...

Yes the slide show had me all had tears rolling! So happy he is home and you guys are doing well!!!

Please thank your hubbs for protecting all of us!!!

And just btw you are so strong!

I look forward to hearing (well reading) the stories of you guys all together :D

Unknown said...

So incredibly happy for you and your family. You guys are so beautiful. Love reading about you guys and the way God moves through your unit like a FORCE! It's encouraging and much needed in this world today!

amylouwhosews said...

loves to you guys! I've watched these over so many times, it just makes my heart happy! I lose it watching homecoming videos of complete strangers! It's way more awesome-er when it's a good friend! xo

Cynthia said...

So happy your lover is back home with you! Totally cried during that slideshow.
My fiance just retired from the military after 21 years and I was trying to find the right words to make a post. That slideshow really helped me find some words I was looking for. That raw emotion you can see.

Glad you are back :)

Joanna said...

I thought pffft I won't cry - I don't even know these people in real life! Then I saw Miah crying and I was done! Bawling like a baby.

Best family reunion EVAH!!

Monica said...

1. Welcome back!
2. Don't put things up that make me cry, my mascara runs and it's not pretty.
We missed you!

Unknown said...

holy smokes I am bawling. that second link about killed me...but in a good way of course.


you guys are perfect.

Melissa said...

Welcome home to your lover!
And let me just say that I was crying during the news piece that you posted and then even more in the slideshow...So glad you have those to cherish! Such a beautiful family!
And welcome back to the bloggy world :) We have missed you!

megan said...

That last picture is total complete precious-ness!!! Sooooo happy for you and your family :)
Oh and your bloggy break gave me time to creep allllll the way back to the beginning of your posts! sooooo thanks! haha.......Welcome back!!! :)

Staci said...

she back in the house woot woot (with my hands lifting up and down) 800 followers...suckerssss. I remember when you were begging pl to follow you to hit 100. Guess you just have to be a slacker ;). I loved all the pics and videos..didn't make me cry im lying im bawled. You're lovely, don't stop!

Jillian said...

You're right. I cried.

So glad he's home!

DeBran said...

So happy for you and your family! Take your time getting back into it, I'll wait. ;)

C said...

Congratulations on having the family reunited! And WELCOME BACK!

Amanda C. said...

Wooo! So happy for you!!! :)
And yes, I cried. :)

Amanda said...

loved seeing it all. I am not on FB so I haven't seen it. Amy's slide show rocks! and I am so happy for you!

I like it, I love it! said...

Totally cried. So happy for you and your family!
p.s. glad you're back too :)

LisaDay said...

Oh my gosh. I cried. What a beautiful slideshow. Thank you so much for sharing. I am so pleased your husband is home and not going back.


Jen B! said...

I LOVE crying happy tears! What an amazing post...

Take all the time you need, you deserve it!

Samantha said...

What a beautiful slideshow! I am a big ol mess of tears right now. So glad your family is whole again!

emily anderson said...

the pictures of miah seeing lover again get me every time.
what a presh little man.

Betsy said...

I'm glad you (and Lover) are back... but darn you for making me cry! Even though you told me I would!

Perfectly Jenn said...

Ok so I'm a mess after watching the slideshow! i'm so happy for you and your whole beautiful family that you are all together again.
you are blessed Jess!

kim west said...

i might have cried...good to know i'm not heartless and have to unsubscribe to your blog!

Magen said...

Your family is truly inspiring! God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Your baaack! I checked here often knowing you were taking your time and space. Now I will go watch the videos because we don't get yours here in Canada. Peace.

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Kaylin said...

pretty sure i was bawling my eyes out. i'm so happy for you!

♥ Dani said...

I am SO EXCITED that you're back and SO EXCITED for your update. The news video and slideshow made me cry!!! So happy your family is reunited again... God Bless! <3

Ashley said...

well, I'm not a crier, but, I cried on that second video. My dad was a Marine and it reminded me of so many of his home comings when I was a kid. Shortly after his retirement he died a few years ago and I miss him so much!

so glad to see your husband is home and thank you so much for the sacrifice you and your sweet family have been through for our country!

The Robinson's said...

Welcome Home Captain Lowe!! And thank you for serving our country.

Those two clips were real tear jerkers. Good thing no make up is on yet. Miah has such a soft heart. Precious. I loved all of their reactions including yours. I don't know how you do it.

Go have some fun Lowe Family!!

~Mrs. R.~

Jessica said...

Welcome home!!!! Wow, what an amazing surprise :) Oh I can't wait for my husband to come home for R&R!!!! I hope you all have an amazing couple of weeks!!!

Allie said...

Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am totally tearing here at work from watching that awesome slideshow display of love! <3

Rachel said...

Welcome home. Thank you for your service and sacrafice.

Unknown said...

oh the tears! love this post. glad he back safely.

Ashley said...

That was so beautiful! I am also so very happy to see you back because I have been missing your blog posts terribly!

Haute Deb Designs said...

Glad to have you back!! Now I can get my laugh on again ;)

Morgan Hagey said...

YAY! Seriously, I started bawling when Jeremiah saw his daddy. BAWLING! So so sweet!

A Beautiful Life said...

welcome black hussy, i would've expected nothing less from you than being a media whore. well done chap, well done! but truly so glad eggroll is back and i love that it was all documented and preserved in various memory forms to look back on forever.
Belle has been that way to Teddy lately, she's fine around him, but she will NOT say she loves him, she always shakes her head No, perhaps she's pissed he keeps leaving us..hahahaa! glad you're back together as a family!!

Rachel @ Little Kitchen, Big Bites said...

so so so happy for you! that slideshow is just precious...congraulations on having your family back together!

Sarah said...

How could I not cry watching that slideshow? That was so sweet! Glad you're all back together again!

Mompetition said...

You're right...bawled like baby. Jerk.

The Nugen's said...

Wow! 60 comments! I guess everyone missed you (me included). I'm so happy your family is complete again! Love the videos and slideshow. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rachelle said...

Thank.the.Lord! I've been waiting NOT SO patiently for you to come back! ;)

And I didn't tear up, I did the straight up ugly cry. So happy for ya'll.


Jess said...

Ah, finally!!! I have been checking your blog everyday for weeks on end! I'm sooooo happy Austin is finally home safely. What a sweet reunion for all of you. (And btw, you look as gorgeous as ever!!)

I am jealous that I don't have a sister like yours, let alone a sister at all. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the video of all your reunions! And yes, I did cry :)

Ah, I just can't tell you how happy I am for all of you! Welcome home, Austin!!!

jackie said...

i've been waiting for this! i am so happy for you and your beautiful family. thank god he's back. thanks god all is right with the world again. you're a blessed woman.

Mishali said...

So excited for you and your sweet family! What an amazing video of the family's reactions to seeing dad again!! just thinking about it causes the tears to start flowing again.. hope you are enjoying one another and that you are never that far apart for so long again! Thank you for your service!

Brandi said...

*patting self on back* ... yeah I'm pretty much friends with a famous person. :D

wichiepoo said...

I have been waiting for this post FOREVER and now, well, bawling my eyes out, but still can't stop watching the videos!!!!!!

I am soooooo happy for you guys!!!

Celia said...

I totally bawled. At both clips. For people I didn't know. Husband called me a weirdo, but whatever.

So glad you and your sweet Lover are back together! And welcome back to the blogging world - it's missed you!


Reina said...

Just bawled my eyes out!! AMAZING!! I am so glad he is home safe and sound and so very glad your back to blog world!! THank you so much to your lover and you for letting him serve our country!! I am so proud to be an AMERICAN!! :)

Lindsay said...

um... i read this a million years ago but blogger was being dumb and wouldn't let me comment. i'm taking your dirty 69 comments and making it an even 70. um.. yeah. i like this post. i smiled through the whole thing. where do you think you'll go for the next three years? i'd love to be close to you. k.. just figure it out. we need to know by october.. k thanks. ;)

Alison said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy your hubby is home - how great to have your family back together. I missed all the stories on the news (we're lame and got rid of any and all regularly scheduled programming....) - glad to read your blog before you were famous on TV. :) enjoy your time together and thank you to all of you!

Nicole @ Two and Two is 4 said...

I just came across your blog through One Crazy Chick. I watched that video of your husband coming home and the slideshow your sister made. I cried watching both of them!!! I'm glad your husband is back!! I thank him for serving our country!!!