Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Clint comes home!!!

Ok so I am have been so on top of my blogging except for blogging Clint's homecoming! The pictures were on my camera instead of on my phone and I finally got them onto the blog so here we go!

Clint came home on January 31, 2013. That's the day after my birthday. What an awesome birthday present right?! Jake & I both took the day off and took it easy in the morning, and then got dressed and went over to Mom & Dad McClellan's house so that we can drive to the airport together. This is what we saw as we pulled up...

Love the yellow balloons & ribbon. It was mom's idea since that's what they do when soldiers come home from being overseas.
We walked in and I had a birthday card waiting for me!
Hug for my awesome mom in law. I lucked out - I have AMAZING in laws!
The carboard cut out of Clint standing guard over his red velvet cake that dad had made. We all got caught off guard at least once by a "Clint" in the house when he wasn't home yet haha
Close up of the signs
More ribbons & balloons
Leaving the house - next time we come back, Clint will be with us!!
We got to the airport in really good timing! We went to the terminal to see when the plane would land, and guess what? It was an hour delayed. AN HOUR! We were all freaking out haha. So we camped out in front of the bottom of the escalator's to wait.

Our view for over an hour
Anxiously waiting!
Got a "skinny" hot chocolate while we waited!
Jake got a coffee-free cold Starbucks drink - it's double chocolate chip without the chip {makes it so it isn't chunky}
Jake brought the Go Pro to record it and made this awesome handle ALL BY HIMSELF out of PVC pipe and black electrical tape. Saved probably $40 by making it himself! Good job babe!!
And then the time arrived - the plane showed it landed, so we lined up at the bottom of the escalator to greet him!!

Dustin, Mom, Dad, Macy, Jake & Grandma all waiting for Clint :)
Mom & Macy trying to be patient!
There were 4 other missionaries coming home on the same flight so we had quite a crowd at the bottom of the escalator!
Staring, staring, staring ... Waiting for 5 missionaries to appear
Everybody started screaming haha. It was like celebrities or something - I am sure people not from Utah looking at us were all REALLY confused haha.

First hug was for mom

They just clung to each other

Hug for Dad

We were all crying :)
Hug for Jake
And Dustin
And a handshake for Macy!

I kinda like that everything is blurry in the background but they aren't - totally unintentional. Cool shot though!
Then we gathered up our coats and stuff we had piled on the floor and headed to get his luggage. 2 suitcases, both with nothing in them haha. Dustin was lifting his with his pinky finger. We loaded everything into the cars and headed home!

We talked at the house for a few minutes, then all went to President Lew's house so they he could be released as a missionary. We talked with Sister Lew for a while - she is super into marathon's so it was fun talking to her about all her experiences! And then Clint came out {not Elder McClellan} and we went home!

We had Papa Murphy's pizza and red velvet cake that night - low key and just stayed at the house. One of Clint's companions came over later in the night and it was fun to get to talk to him. Jake & I actually met him a few months ago at the Apple Store in Orem. Small world right? It was an amazing day!

The next day was also pretty low key - went to look at new phones, went to Kneaders for lunch, and just got to hang out with Clint. It was an awesome long weekend {like I said, Jake and I took a few days off of work so that we could see him} and SO nice to have him home!!

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