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Pre-Deployment Party for Aaron

Well, last week my brother Aaron came home for his last leave before deployment to Iraq. So, his wife Suzy had a huge party for him at a park near their house and they had a great turnout ~ about 100 people! Most all of Suzy’s family came up from Georgia (she is one of 8 children in her family), as well as some out of town family on our side, including Grandma Nita, the star of the last post. 🙂 It was really great to see everyone, including a lot of friends that we don’t get to see very often.
I took a ton of pics, but here is just a sampling of the guest of honor, mainly. I also didnt get around to taking many pics until after we got back to their house. First, here is Aaron and his family.

Aaron and Suzy.

Aaron and Friz.

Aaron gave Suzy this Kimber for a combined Mother’s Day/ birthday gift to keep her company while he is gone. This model is called “Desert Warrior”. (oops, I forgot to flip this pic before uploading it…)

My kiddos in camo. We weren’t the only ones with this idea at the party. 🙂

It was a fun day, if for a not-so-fun occasion. Aaron gave a little speech before we ate and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.

May God watch over and protect him while he is away, keep his family safe while he is gone, and bring him home safely!