Saturday, November 26, 2011

Homecoming Pictures

I figured I would post a few pictures from the Homecoming yesterday. It was such a great day and the days leading up to it seemed to drag by. Here are some of my favorite pictures:

Me and Mary Catherine going to get our husbands!

Here it comes!!!!

We literally hung on to each other the whole time lol (oh and if you are wondering MC is a Chaplains wife and the sign she is holding says "Come and Get Me Chaplain!" haha)

Yay first man off!! This happens to be Kyle's battalion commander, LTC Bailey

Formation in the hangar.

Finally back where he belongs!


Enma and Fishy were so excited to see their daddy last night after I picked him up at work. Emma has not left his side and I am sure she won't for a while. We have been having a very lazy weekend so far consisting of catching up on our favorite shows. We had our Thanksgiving together today since he missed  it. It is amazing to have him home!! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Friday, November 25, 2011


For the last few weeks I have been keeping a very big secret! Today I am able to finally reveal it. My husband is HOME!!! He returned today from Iraq and I am so excited. He is at work right now turning in items and I can't wait to enjoy time together. I have missed him so much!! I will leave you with this picture:


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

This weekend is very special! Two very important birthdays happened. On Friday our beautiful niece, Kylie, turned 5! I can't believe she is growing up so fast. I want her to stay little forever. I was able to watch her open her gifts at her party over Skype and it was amazing. She has such a sweet heart and with every gift she opened she yelled "This is exactly what I wanted!!!" she sure knows how to make people feel good! We love you sweet pea!!! 

Today is my sister, Lisa's, 30th birthday! She is in Arizona with her husband enjoying the Drag Boat Races. I am so lucky to have an amazing sister who is also my best friend. I love you and am thankful for you!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Picture Perfect

Right after Kyle deployed I was in Vegas with my family. I was helping them get a care package together for him and my niece said she wanted to put something special in the box for him. She has a HUGE love for Littlest Pet Shops. She picked 3 of her favorite ones and put them in the box with a special note for her Uncle Kyle. Over the last few months he has kept them on his desk and knew he wanted to do something special for her in return. This picture will show you what he did:

He made sure to show her that they were having an adventure with him in Iraq. He took several other pictures for her but this one is my favorite. She was so excited and it made me smile.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Today is the day that we honor all the amazing men and women of our armed forces for the job that they do and have done. I am so grateful to them for the dedication and sacrifices they show for this wonderful nation!!!

Here are current and past members of the military in my family and here they are:

My Dad: Joe


My brother, Mike and sister-in-law Rachel:


My amazing husband: Captain Kyle Smith


I am so lucky to have amazing family members who have served and continue to serve. I love all of you very much!!

Today was 2BCT's Veteran's Day Family Fun Run. It was an amazing event for our brigade and we had an awesome turn out. Here is a picture of me and a few other Black Falcon Ladies:

Shelley, Karrie, Mary Catherine, Melanie, Me and Michelle

God Bless our military and the USA!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keeping Busy

For the last few weeks I have been staying consistently busy. I am so thankful that during this deployment I have been able to travel a lot to see my family, get really involved with the FRG, and spend good quality time with friends. Now that we know Kyle is coming home early I am in full countdown mode. 

On Sunday, our Battalion packed up over 400 welcome home bags for our soldiers. It made it so real that yes they are coming home!! It was great seeing everyone and celebrating what we know is happening. The kids were having a blast making signs and getting to be creative.  

With tomorrow being Veterans Day, our brigade is doing a 5k walk/run tomorrow morning to honor all the Veterans of 2BCT. It should be a great turn out and I am excited to be a part of it since we only have 7 months left with the brigade before we head off the Arizona.

I hope everyone is having a great week!!!!