Saturday, August 8, 2009

July 2009!

July has been the best month of the whole entire summer!
Why you ask?
Because my brother Brenen came home from his mission!

July 24th was the day! He has been on his mission in Paraguay for 2 years and now he is home! That day was one of the longest of my life- it's like waiting for Christmas, but even more exciting! He was supposed to get in at 6:30 Friday night but one of his flights was delayed and he didn't end up getting into Boise until 9:30 that night! Talk about anxious!

Here we are at the airport, so excited for our brother to come home! we are excited, even if it doesn't exactly look like that!

My parents were so excited! They were the most excited, but they were trying to play it cool!
Here he is! Elder Olsen, home at last! We couldn't believe that it was him! After two years, we thought he looked like a completely different person- he talked funny, and looked different, but in actuality, i think we were just in shock, because within 24 hours he looked and talked normal and completely like himself! He was just as much in shock as we were, all he could say was "oh my goodness!" i can't imagine what it would be like coming home after serving a mission for 2 years of your life!
The Olsen family is back together! I love this picture of all of the boys! I love my boys! We were so excited to have our whole family back together for the first time in over 2 years! What an exciting day- it really was better than Christmas! I was so happy, i just smiled all day!

What a sight! A whole slue of pre and post missionaries! and a great bunch of men! I am so proud of all of these great men in my life!

We picked up his luggage- (only 2 suitcases for two years, i don't know how that's possible)- and then got in the car and went home! that was it, that was all it took! He's home now and i'm so glad to have him home! i love my brother!


Megan said...

I'm so happy and excited for you! That's got to be great!!! I hope you're having a blast!

The Tibbitts said...

Oh, I am so jealous!!! My brother doesn't get back for 5 more months! I am so happy for you and your family. That has to be part of what heaven will be like--everyone that you love together forever. Thanks for the post and bytheway, I can't believe you tagged me!

Betsy said...

Hooray for cute pictures! I think I will hire you for writing on any signs that I may ever need in the future. . . darling. I'm sure Brenen was so impressed. I love that *just* your immediate family was there to see him off the plane. What a super great day. We love your family (and you!)!

Becca and Kent said...

Hooray!! It looks like such a surreal and exciting moment-I can't wait until my family gets there, even though it's still two years away.

BreighAn said...

I'm so glad you posted! Several times, even! Go you! I'm so glad to see the pictures! One of these days I will re-enter the blogging world! Then, my dear cousin, I will answer your "tag" call. I hope I get to see you again soon! Love you!

Becca and Kent said...

July was three months ago. This is your conscience speaking. And your motivation speaking. You need to do another post. Say it with me. "I need to do another post. I need to do another post. I need to do another post."
Love ya!