The Best Two Years

Today my nephew Chad had his homecoming. He just got back from serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served his mission in the Pocatello Idaho Mission, that is the same mission my sister lives in even though for the most part of the two years he was gone he lived about 2 1/2 to 3 hours away from her. So she had plenty of chances to see him.

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But now he is home.

So today we went to hear him speak at Church. Just listening to him speak you could tell how much he has grown since he has been gone.

Two years doesn't sound very long until you put it in perspective. Today was the first time he has met Ham and unfortunately Ham wasn't to excited to meet him!


The other kidlets were more excited. He and Big J and been writing e-mails back and forth for the last few months so he was very excited to see his cousin.

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This is me, Chad and my brother.


I know that that his Mom and Dad are happy to have him home again, but I know someone else that is glad to have him home.

His little brother McKay.


It was tough to get a picture of them standing together without them teasing each other.


They are a lot like a couple of other brothers I know.


These were taken of my brothers last year.

Welcome Home Chad.


  1. I was so hoping you would have a post about his homecoming!!
    I loved the picks of Morris & Ro...
    to darn funny.
    Give Ham a little time he will warm up to him.
    and HOLY COW look how big your boys are getting!
    I love you

  2. I'm so happy for your brother, SIL, and McKay to have their Chad back home. How exciting!

  3. The boys were standing on the brick hearth. No, they are not taller than Chad:)

  4. That is so awesome! Congratulations to Chad for all he has done for the past two years! And congratulations to all of you who have supported him! Looks like fun times. I'm excited to have that happen in our family. So great!! :o)

  5. Two years sounds like forever when I think of my boys leaving!! It's one of those you want them to, but you don't want them to, kind of things. Love the pics.

  6. J- looks like he is about 14! I think it is because of his hair.
    Man I miss you guys!

  7. That's so fantastic! Congrats to the whole family on an Honorable return!

  8. Bet he's glad to be home & out of the snow.. Aren't brothers so fun. That's how I am with my brothers and my nephews...

  9. AWesome! Congrats to your whole family. I love the pictures!