Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Long Lost Levi...

Yesterday we went to Phoenix. Zach took off work early and we hit the road so we could get to the airport by 5:20. Around 5 Macy text me and told me Levi's flight had been delayed. I was wondering if it was because this flew into town... Air Force One is huge, we drove up the back of the airport so we stopped and Zach stood on top of the Tahoe and got some pictures, it was pretty cool. Well Levi finally got there at around 7. I was pretty excited, he is such a fun guy, I was getting pretty tired of waiting. He flew in with 2 other missionaries, their families were there too, so it was a big Mormon Missionary Party at terminal 3!!!
(Sorry the pictures are blurry, I am really blind and my new contacts don't help any!!)
This is Levi and his Elder buddies walking in. Of course they waited until the very last to come out!!! Gosh hadn't we waited long enough!!;)

I'm sure Levi was pretty excited for this to be the first thing he saw when he walked in! Sean Holladay-L, Marcus-E, Daniel Allen-V, and Mitch Blair-I. Mitch told us he would keep us updated with how long it takes to get the permanent marker off of his stomach!! (I bet nobody did that for these guys when they all came home from their missions!!)

Brigette had been so excited to go to the airport and see Uncle Levi. She even colored him a valentine, and carried it around for 3 days. Well the picture says it all, she freaked. Earlier she kept trying to give Uncle Marcus the valentine. I think she was pretty confused.. Those three boys look an awful lot alike. Plus she was very tired and cranky. Then cried when we left the airport asking me where Uncle Levi and Nana and Pops went!!!

Tera was more loving to Levi. She even stayed awake to meet him!! And she didn't cry or throw-up on him!!! Doesn't he look so sweet holding her!!!

Mitzi got the first hug!! I could tell she was pretty excited to finally see him after 2 years and 2 days!!!! I just about cried right here seeing her little boy giving her hugs!!!

The 3 brothers. Of course they can't take a serious picture!! And they wasted no time at all picking on Levi!! If your wondering Levi is eating Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, he asked Jackie for that and a couple other things...

This is him digging in, holding Tera in one arm and breaking out the doughnuts with the other hand. I'm glad he enjoyed, I hope he eats all of them himself!! Maybe Jackie can bring some for me this weekend!!!

These are the three missionaries. Elder Curleyhair, Elder ???, and Elder Butler. I guess Levi actually was a companion to one of these guys in the MTC, pretty cool.

And finally, this is a picture of Levi a couple months before he left, he is holding Brigette!! Well just wanted to say we love you Levi, and we are so dang proud of you!!! Come visit us and play with your favorite nieces!!!


Joeflake girls said...

looks like you guys had fun! oh so last night when you were texting me my phone went bonkers and shut off. now it won't turn on! sigh. but anywho, just a brief explaination about what happened to me last night. hopefully i can get a new phone!

Traci and Marcus said...

Marcus is so happy he's home and bummed he didn't get to see him for long. Good thing he reports sunday so he can see him some more. It was fun to see you guys and Tera is so big! That picture of Marcus and Zach picking on Levi cracks me up.

Jessica said...

Thats so sweet! I would've never thought Brigette to be shy/afraid of anyone...except Beau when he is teasing her!