Warning: this is a long post with lots of pictures
This morning we said goodbye to Leland who is leaving to go to Afganistan for the next year. They had a little ceremony with the families and the soliders, then we had about 1 1/2 hrs to spend with our solider before they had to board the plane to leave. We were at the Air National Guard base at the airport, we were all hanging out in an airplane hanger.
We are going to miss Leland while he is gone. We are all just hoping he will come home to us safe. I took a ton of pictures while we were waiting. Everyone was a good sport about me taking so many pictures, but this kind of thing doesn't happen everyday so it needs to be documented.
Daddy and his boys, love these boys even if they do drive me crazy sometimes!
Noah was beginning to throw a fit, he is such a strong willed child!
Ashton and Daddy. I loved the look on Ashton's face
Noah was one grouchy baby, he got to bed late last night and had to get up early this morning. This made for one grouchy baby today.
Leland saying his last goodbye's
The 144th unit waiting to get on to the plane.
Leland was the second person to head up onto the plane, he was ready to go.
Noah and Daddy watching Leland's plane leave