the homecoming video

AHHH I have so many feels posting this video. It takes me back to a little under one month ago, when we flew to the east coast to welcome the Pilot home. That week was filled with equal excitement and disbelief that after 7 long months, he’d be holding us in his arms again.

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We had a lot of fun putting this one together and, of course, we had to use a song from our beloved Coco. It still makes me cry every time I watch that movie with the kiddos because it’s our family on the screen. (If you’ve ever been at nana’s house while she piles more tamales onto your plate after you say, “No, thank you” you know what I mean.)

So happy and thankful our favorite guy is home safely. If you’re going through a deployment, I’m sending you so much love and prayers for a safe return, and an incredible reunion.

Special thanks to Lindsay Colson for taking beautiful photos, and to Damian Gray from Film Story for taking such fantastic video with my iPhone. Thank you for being there with our fam and helping us capture such a memorable day.

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33 Comments

  1. Brittany Dixon on February 21, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Aww this is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. I’m so glad he’s back home with y’all! <3

  2. Jessica W on February 21, 2019 at 7:40 am

    What a beautiful way to capture such a special moment! And that song was so perfect! Thanks for sharing this with all of us 🙂

  3. Theresa on February 21, 2019 at 7:43 am

    In your words…there go the dinosaur tears! Love this.

  4. Lorna on February 21, 2019 at 8:16 am

    This is beautiful.

  5. Jessica on February 21, 2019 at 8:39 am

    So so beautiful! Thanks for making me cry into my morning coffee ❤️❤️

  6. Jessie R on February 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

    <3 Beautiful. So glad your family is all together again. Thank you Pilot and your family for your service.

  7. Erin on February 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Wow, my allergies are really acting up as I watch this! 🙂 What a beautiful video that your family will always treasure, and I’m so glad the pilot made it home safely!

  8. Nicole Kump on February 21, 2019 at 9:04 am

    What a sweet video, Gina! It’s a special memory the girls will have forever. Glad you shared it with us too! <3

  9. Josie on February 21, 2019 at 9:15 am

    So many feels! So glad your family is back together again! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on February 21, 2019 at 9:50 am

    AWW so sweet and special that you have this memory forever.

  11. Joanna on February 21, 2019 at 10:29 am

    OH MY HEART!!! So happy for yall that you are home and together again!

  12. Becky on February 21, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I’m not crying, you’re crying <3

  13. Jocelyn in the STL on February 21, 2019 at 10:44 am

    All.the.tears. So glad you have him back!

  14. Katy on February 21, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Please thank your husband for his service to our country and thank you to you and the girls for supporting him in that❤

    Beautiful video. A treasure for sure.

  15. Leigh on February 21, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    crying happy tears for you guys!!!!!!!

  16. Diana on February 21, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Girl, you owe me a face of makeup 🙂

    That song makes me cry every single darn time we watch Coco! So happy that you’re family is back in hug-distance!

  17. Lindsay E. on February 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful, Gina! So glad he’s home safely. Thank you again to Tom, and your family, for your service! xo

  18. Laura on February 21, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    That was so sweet to watch!! So glad you could capture all of that! This is my first deployment with a baby, so now I really can’t wait for my pilot to get home!

  19. Shannon on February 21, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    How sweet! Thank you for sharing such a special moment with all of us….definitely a tearjerker! Many thanks to the Pilot for his service. ❤️

  20. Mary on February 21, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing! All the feels!!

  21. Danielle on February 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I’m not crying, you’re crying! Sooo beautiful!

  22. Katherine on February 21, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    All the tears! So happy for you!!

  23. Jenn on February 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    What a sweet video to cherish always. Brought even me to tears! So happy for your family that you’re all back together again! You are so strong!!

  24. Lauren on February 21, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Just cried all the tears over this!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. Tiffany on February 21, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    oh. my. gosh. ❤️

  26. Brandy H. on February 22, 2019 at 9:15 am

    What a beautiful video! I cried like a stinking baby! PERFECT song choice!!!
    So happy you are all back together!

  27. marci on February 22, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Just dying at this video… I’ve been a reader for a long time (since before P + Liv) .. and still remember the last video you posted when it was just the two of you. This one took on a whole new meaning with the girls involved.

    Thank you to your whole family for your sacrifice!!

  28. adrianna on February 22, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    i needed that cry (of happy tears!) tonight!! so happy for you guys 🙂 lots of hugs and love to the family.

  29. Erika S. on February 23, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Such a sweet video…so happy your family is reunited!! I totally had tears as I was watching!

  30. Micki on February 23, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Just watched for a second time and I still cried!
    So happy your family is together again. ❤️

  31. Amanda on February 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    <3 to your family and also for sharing it with all of us. I'm glad I watched this at home and not at work!

  32. Tracy on February 25, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    So beautiful & sweet! Thanks for sharing that special moment with us!

  33. Amanda on March 2, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Okay, I’m in tears. What a sweet video. Thanks for sharing.

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