It's been a long time since I've updated our blog and decided it was high time! Too many irons in the fire I guess.
But anyway, we had an awesome day going to the Norfolk Naval Base to welcome back the USS Leyte Gulf from deployment. We connected with Madison Cronin's parents - Patrick and Erica in the tent set up on the pier. It was fun talking story and getting to know them.
John Ortiz came to welcome her back too. Talk about one big happy family!
I love the festive nature of these home comings! It's like a great big huge party!
That's a thumbs up!
Madison with her mom and dad!
John O. and Madison with their "adopted" Virginia parents...
Madison brought back a beautiful doll from Norway for Yvonne's international doll collection.
And just for fun, this is what manning the rails on a ship coming back from deployment looks like with a kaleidoscopic filter added. Pretty cool huh?