Thursday, July 17, 2008

Welcome Home Elder Levi Gardner

Jaxon and Levi meet for the first time!!!!!!

Well, a lot has happened since Levi left on his mission! Jake and I were getting married when he left, we both had different jobs than we do now (which I can happily say that I LOVE my job) and we had a baby-and that's just me and Jake! I've only been to two homecomings at the airport for missionaries, and that was for Anena, Jake's sister, and nowLevi, Jake's brother! It was sooo cool to be there! The last to arrive off the plane were three missionaries, who all walked in together! Every one was cheering and of course there were tears and hugs-I wasn't sure if I could hug Levi or not, so I shook his hand, but I got a hug too!

It was soooo exciting and suspensful waiting for his flight to arrive! His flight was to be in at 2:30pm, and finally at 4:30 pm his plane was here! Everyone was anxious to see Levi! Maybe it was a trick the missionaries planned together to come in last off the plane, knowing thier families were anxiously waiting! I saw Levi hugging Grandpa Staheli, and I couldn't help but get a little emotional, because it was such a heart-felt hug, like grandpa was so pleased and happy to have Elder Gardner home!

After the airport, Jake's family came to our house and when we were eating watermelon, Levi was telling us about how a lady in Brazil made a dessert with the white part of the watermelon, and put sugar on it-sounded delicious to me!

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