Thursday, June 7, 2012

Welcome Home James Douglas

Last night, I felt like the kid in the Disney commercial when his parents tell him to go to sleep and he says in the cutest little kid voice ever “I’m too excited to sleep.”

On Monday we received news JD would be free on Thursday but we did not tell anyone (it was a difficult secret to keep) to ensure we did not put a jinx on his discharge date.

Spending our first glorious night cuddling with our boys. More details to come later in the weekend post but for tonight the pictures will tell the story. 

The Gawel Family of 4 (excuse the extremely tired mom)
Haircut to prep for JD's home coming


Cozy with the Pokey Little Puppy from Connor

Connor kept peaking in to say "Hi JD"

Within 5 minutes of being in the house Connor said "read books, JD sit"

"Hold it, please"
Night, Night James

Connor's 1st day home
JD's 1st day home


  1. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family of 4! Big day!!!

  2. Oh my word is this the best news ever?!!! Love you guys!

  3. CONGRATS!!! What a beautiful family of four. I am so excited for you all!! JD looks so big in the carseat! Enjoy your first weekend home!

  4. So excited for you guys! Enjoy every second with your boys!

  5. Nice ! Enjoyed the pix. Same carseat ? Same outfit on both boys? Love the shades on Connor!