Saturday, April 4, 2009

He's Home

You can bet that we were really excited to pick Elder Hansen up from the airport this past Friday. He served faithfully for two years in South Korea. He is our youngest brother and we love him and are so glad that he is home! Mom was probably the most excited and glad that he was coming home...We picked up these balloons at Granite Bakery when we were picking up all the goodies to have at that house when he got home. We painted, laid new carpet, cleaned and cleaned and cleaned to get ready for his arrival. This was our first glimpse of the cutest missionary ever! Mom and son ran into each other's arms...
Then dad greeted him...
And he was so glad that Grandpa and Grandma made it to welcome him home!
And the brothers have now all finished faithfully serving their missions! The last of the three - home at last.
Mom and Dad with Nick.
We really are so glad that he has returned and he is just the same as he has always been. He is funny, telling jokes and the boys have already been chasing each other through the house like he had never been gone. He is glad to have ice, peanut butter, cereal and ice cream. He is having a hard time sitting on the couches and sleeping in his bed.
Conference weekend is a good weekend for him to come home. He is surrounded by family and friends and will have a spiritual weekend. Also, he met a Korean couple in the airport and it was fun to watch him bow and hear a little Korean.
Welcome Home Nick - we sure are glad you have returned!

10 comments:

Angela said...

Oh, that's so exciting! I have to admit, it brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful thing to see - the happiness a family feels when they get to reunite. It makes me think of what it's going to be like after this life... when we get to reunite with our family and friends. Pure joy and happiness!!

The Garber Family said...

Looks a lot like Oliver! It's so fun to welcome missionaries home.

I'm excited to see pictures of how your house is coming along!

Michelle said...

Heidi,
Where do you live? We could make a batch of jam sometime if you want. Jam is super easy to can!

Jared and Reini said...

I can't believe he is home! How fun!

Melinda said...

Those are such sweet pictures!

becky and lance said...

omg, i am seriuosly bawling right now! cute post! it was good to see everyone on sunday - esp. nick, even though he asked me why my hair is green - and i look forward to this next sunday as well!

Deidre said...

So I teared up and got a warm fuzzy. Thanks for making me feel like I was there. Nick used to make me play Peter Pan with him and now he is an RM. I so appreciate this post!

*{anderson family of four}* said...

Welcome back! You must love having "your missionary" home! :)

Kristen said...

That's awesome - those are some great pictures!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the great memories! I would love copies of a few of them. There were no pictures with you Heidi... :-(