the story behind this photo is so amazing it is hard for me to put into words.
first, introductions: the guy in the camo is greg, an amazing marine just back from serving in afghanistan for seven months. the pretty girl on the left is my friend louisa, amazing mom and personal hero of mine. and the precious baby girl greg is holding is caroline, their baby girl, that in THIS photo he is meeting for THE FIRST TIME.
see, greg and louisa are this amazing couple, who have gone through so much in the past seven months, all while greg was serving our country in afghanistan and louisa was oh, you know, giving birth to caroline, taking care of the quite the dog, working on her MBA and being all around incredible. for perspective, here are all the holidays they get to celebrate now that greg is home safe and sound:
(how cute is this cake louisa made?! i'm a big fan of cakes like this!)
and here are the welcome home signs from caroline and rocky (the dog):
and, here, is their first family photo!!!!
(how cute is that red white and blue dress of caroline's?! greg and louisa, you look great too :)
i could write for hours about all the emotions these photos bring for me as a military wife, but really i just want to say: welcome home greg! and happy, happy days ahead gehring family! we're so grateful for all you've done for our country.