October 29, 2004


He's in the shower now! He's been here 30 minutes and we can't talk fast enough. For some reason, we are trying to say everything right away. We've already raced through conversations about Parker and Stone, the presidential election, the median Iraqi age, our "new" stove (new since June), and how funny his hands look since they are about ten shades darker than his arms. And he's already had one beer...

Posted by Sarah at October 29, 2004 07:56 AM

Welcome home Russ. You guys both deserve this time together. Get some nookie in and then give me a call :-)

Posted by: Erin at October 29, 2004 08:04 AM

Welcome Home! I got goosebumps reading your post, I'm so so happy for the two of you. Enjoy your time together, unfortunately it will go all too quickly so make the most of it.

Posted by: Jamie at October 29, 2004 08:57 AM

Hey Russ!! My gift to you is not to call or IM your wife for at least a week. You guys have a great time and hopefully we'll see you next Friday.

Posted by: Oda Mae at October 29, 2004 12:55 PM

YAY! Why aren't you in the shower with him? Enjoy!

P.S. Take some vitamins (i.e., don't wear yourselves out. ;o)

Posted by: MargeinMI at October 29, 2004 01:41 PM


Posted by: Jim at October 29, 2004 04:37 PM

Welcome home, troop!

Posted by: Jason at October 29, 2004 06:08 PM

Welcome home to Russ!

I'm so happy for you two...I had to go hug Alex again, just remembering what it was like to see him for the first time. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Posted by: Carla at October 30, 2004 12:39 AM

I had to laugh when I read Oda Mae's comments. Ditto from your mother-in-law! I'm glad you're home safe and sound. I won't call either, but I might sneak an email in now and then! I'm so happy you're home and you two are together. Love you both.


Posted by: Nancy at October 30, 2004 02:02 AM


Enjoy your time together..

Now get off the computer :)

Posted by: Tink at October 30, 2004 02:29 AM

Welcome home safe and sound. Thank you for sharing Sarah with us for a little while. I hope she doesn't quit on us - but I definitely understand if she does. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING MY FAMILY and for helping our friends in Iraq. You are an American hero.

Posted by: Kathleen A at October 30, 2004 04:50 AM

Good for the both of you! Now go enjoy yourselves (I second that suggestion to get right in the shower), and if I see you online again before he goes I might have to grab a plane and come over to Germany specifically to kick you off the computer! :-)

Posted by: Dominic at October 30, 2004 11:10 AM

Happy Day! Cherish this time---and give your husband a crisp salute and a hearty "thank you" from his Air Force brother-in-arms!

Posted by: david at October 30, 2004 05:38 PM


You probably won't notice if I take the server down for a little while then. :)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 31, 2004 03:03 AM