The day after we got back from our trip, my nephew Jonathan returned from his LDS mission to Bahia Blanca, Argentina. What's funny is that he actually left Argentina the same time we left Baltimore, but it took him an extra day to get here! His plane landed half an hour early, and we just barely made it on time!
Luke made his own sign; Peter recycled one from Christopher's homecoming.
There he is! I love our small airport, where we can peek through the fence to see him exit the plane.
I told them to hug him closer to the window for better picture lighting, but they didn't listen!
What a moment!
Another brother for Kate to meet! She was born 1 month after he left.
Everyone grew "this much" in two years.
Isn't he handsome? He has a fun accent, too. Missions are awesome!
Their whole family, minus Christopher at school.
Love this picture of all of us!
Jonathan had a list of things he wanted to do when he got home, such as sailing. He fixed up this little sailboat before his mission and only got to take it out once or twice before he left. It's super fun!
We joined them at the lake with our kayaks. It was a lovely day.
We were finally able to take our double kayak out for the first time. We got it for Christmas.
There really wasn't much of a beach there, but Chloe still had fun playing in the mud.
I went sailing for the first time with Jonathan, but we don't have any pictures of that. It was fun, but the wind had kind of died down; it took awhile to back. Here are Kristen, Nathan, Eric and Kate.
First family picture with everyone! I have a terrible habit of cutting off people's feet. I'm so focused on everyone looking at me and smiling that I don't notice the feet until later. Oops! Oh well, they all look fabulous. What a great family!