Monday, May 31, 2010

An Early Party

Merrilee got to travel to Arkansas in mid-May so she could attend her cousin Madison's high school graduation.

Mommy and daddy traveled with her, though daddy had to come back early for work. Merrilee and mommy stayed an extra week.

Everybody had a great time. A special thank you to Uncle Jim and Aunt Judy for hosting the traveling Millers.

And a special thank you to Uncle Bart and Aunt Andrea for opening their home and hosting an early birthday party for Merrilee. She really enjoyed being with her aunts, uncles and cousins. Here are some scenes from the party...

Merrilee wishes she could visit her Arkansas family more often. As they say, a good time was had by all.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother And Child Reunion

After touching down at BWI Airport, and then a quick shower, it was off to the Goddard School to re-unite Merrilee with her mommy. She was quite sure what to make of it all...

The folks at the Goddard School did something very nice for mommy. They put together a scrapbook of all the things Merrilee had done at school while mommy was in Iraq. It was a very nice, and very sweet, gift for mommy.

Mommy's Return

Several dozen folks from Operation Welcome Home were on hand Thursday afternoon at Baltimore-Washington International Airport to welcome home the troops from overseas.

One of them was Merrilee's mommy, Lt. Col. Beth Miller, back home after six months in Iraq.

Welcome home mommy!