We left the house at 10:15 pm Thanksgiving night, and almost exactly an hour later, we were sitting in a hangar on Fort Campbell Army Airfield, waiting for an airplane to land.
We waited and waited, ever so patiently.
After an hour and a half of waiting, the Army band started playing Christmas songs.
And then we went outside and waited some more, watching for the plane and counting down the minutes until it was supposed to land.
We went back inside and waited some more while the returning soldiers got into formation and marched into the hangar.
Finally, we got to see what we had come for...
And after waiting for another hour or so in a different hangar...
we finally got to take him home with us...at 4:00 in the morning!
(photo credits: Jaela and Macey)