Wednesday, August 12, 2009


She arrived Tuesday night at 6:45!

There were a wide range of emotions! Here she looks happy and a little nervous!

Are these tears of joy or the realization that her crazy family was there?

On the floor laughing when she sees her brother's "outfit"

There were nieces and nephews to be held. Some she has never seen before!

Hugs all around - with a few more tears!

Here is the family at the airport. There are 3 missing but we'll all be together on Saturday!

The girls.

The hole in her shoes say it all!

Jeanette and Alex Burke started their mission together as MTC companions and end it together at the airport!

Well done, Jeanette! Welcome Home!


Camille said...

Que alegria al verla! Ella brilla, y es hermosisima. Estoy contenta que ya esta en casa. Nos hizo tanta falta. Pero, ahora tengo que practicar el idioma para conversar con ella. Bienvenida a casa, Jeanettie!

The Newest Mexicans said...

Ah, Jeanette seguro es una seƱora especial. ¡Ella puede patear, poder girar y poder patear... ella es CINCUENTA!

Hacele lo cree que soy Nicole

Kamee said...

Yeah for your family!!! What a reunion and darling pictures! One down one to go:).

Yvonne said...

SO EXCITING--Welcome home to your Jeanette. Great job.

Love the picture of the shoes--PERFECT.

gigi said...

I'm an emotional wreck these days :) I cried all the way thru these pictures. Blame it on the heat or the fact I've been sick, but I think it was the spirit.

I love the shoe so much. Both of my boys came home with shoes like that and we still have them. You are right, it says it all! I know you all cant wait until the missing link gets in Friday night. What a long flight he will have.

Many blessings and lots of love and family joy to all of you.

Kristina P. said...

How exciting!!

Tanielle said...

Welcome home!!! How wonderful to have her home, and what a beautiful daughter!!:-)

Valerie said...

Shoot, I can't speak Spanish! No matter...Welcome Home Jeanette!!!

Small House said...

Oh for pete sake....I should have never looked at this post while I was working!! TEARS...TEARS!!

So, so happy for you and your family. Your daughter is beautiful!! I bet you are so happy to have her home.

Rebecca said...

I feel a bit sappy because this post made me cry. How exciting for your family!

Ann Marie said...

When I used to work at the airport for 8 years.. It was the old school days that the whole family could come up to the gates.

Every day when missionaries came home I seriously got all choked up. It's quite an event to see exited people all waiting to greet there beloved missionary..

Your daughter is beautiful! Happy reunion days with the family!!

Allison Travis said...

YAY!!!! How exciting! I'm glad I had some kleenex close by. She looks GREAT! See you all on Sunday.

Sondra said...

I agree.... your daughter is just beautiful. What a wonderful daughter of God, out feeding His sheep.

I love all of the hugging family pictures. You have a wonderful family.

Heffalump said...

WooHoo! Congratulations!

Cherie said...

Connie that is so exciting. I got goose bumps and started tearing up just looking at the pictures. A missionary at the airport is so wonderful.
Your daughter is gorgeous too - what a beautiful smile.
Love that you got a picture of the hole in her shoe - Definately a job well done!! Returning with Honor!!

Kimmie said...

Your daughters smile is contagious!! How FUN for you to have her safely home! I bet it has been SO much fun for you and her "catching up".

I love the enthusiasm you have for your family and I LOVE reading your comments you give to others.

You add FUN to the blogging world!! Hope you have an enjoyable day!

Kazzy said...

Ok, I bawled as I was reading. She is gorgeous, inside and out!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I was getting teary-eyed looking at the photos.

Regarding your comment on my post--I loved Peace Like a River. I borrowed it from someone and need to get a copy for my shelves. Have you read his newer book?

Erin Ann said...

We're so excited to have Jeanette back home!!! You look gorgeous Jeanette and what a great work you did on your mission. We sure love you!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a wonderful homecoming :o)

Blessings & aloha!

also, thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments on my blog!

GT said...

I don't look at blogs often - just another thing to repent of - but I have enjoyed yours this morning. I am very excited to see Jeanette and Jordan on Sunday. You have a small picture of a 'week' in your garden that in my humble opinion is breathtaking!



GT said...

I meant to say 'weed' not 'week'. Same finger different hand.

Susan said...

Yeah Connie they are home! Eight more months for me! They look great. I cut out and send the missionaries coming and going to Ben, but I didn't see Bro. & Sis. Langston in the paper!