i'm finally home with my family after the semester ended and i finally got my hands on these pictures! back in january, my dad returned from his six month deployment with the air force (you can read a little more about how that affected our family HERE). i flew home to welcome him back with the rest of my family, and i'm glad i was there! we were so ready to have him home!

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^my cute cousins made this sign by tracing their hands

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^the airport is set up so that arriving passengers ride down an escalator towards baggage claim, but a walkway on the second floor blocks the top of it, so we were on the ground looking for him most of the time!

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^first sighting!

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^i'm a daddy's girl.

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^complete.

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^my dad and grandparents

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad
^who do i look like more?

pocket of blossoms: welcome home dad

when my dad came down the stairs, there was cheering and then a sudden reverence. it was amazing. such an unforgettable moment, i'm so proud of my dad!