Sunday, September 21, 2008

He's Home

Friday was the big day - Paul arrived home after serving 2 years as a missionary: 18 months in Serbia and 6 months in New Zealand.
We all woke up early and tied 200 yellow balloons down the street leading to Mum and Dad's house, put up a huge Welcome Home sign, got dressed and headed out to the airport - only to find on arrival that his plane had been delayed 1 hour.
When it finally did arrive we all cheered and got lots of strange looks from people around us wondering what the heck was going on.
We had brunch together and then got ready for his Welcome Home party which was at our house. Lots of people came over to welcome him home and then we stayed up talking til 2am.
The Singstar Party has been had (I remain triumphant as the top scorer for 'The Reason' haha), an episode of Sponge Bob has been watched, mission stories have been shared and too much food has been eaten....its great to have Paul home.

Elle & Ryan happy to be with Uncle Paul again

Welcome Home sign on Foster Road


Marilyn said...

What an awesome family you have, Lian! Thank you so much for sharing. Only five more days for me and Tish to fly to Slovenia to pick up Elder Zimmerman.

Crystal said...

yep and you also have the highest score without having the microphone ha hah ah ah ah ah ah a

Jessica said...

OH man! That looks so incredible to be all together again. I just told Wade that Paul looks like a returned missionary...all grown up. Its awesome you have had such a good time.