Archive for March, 2011

WOW!! What an honor to be able to photograph the Likes Family. Jen is fellow photographer that I met online through Clickinmoms. We share the same passion for photography and for family. After a few meet-ups we have become fast friends and our kids even like hanging out together…BONUS! She has a daughter, Molly who is a year older than Emma, then there is Gracie and Hunter who are a year older and a year younger than Lauren…plus the little tag-a-long Juju who is three! So last year when she asked me to photograph the reunion when her husband Travis would return from deployment, I said…SURE!! But hey, that was a long time ago and I didn’t know if it would really happen or not! Well, it did happen…TODAY. Last year her husband Travis, who is a shooter was deployed. In fact, he has been deployed 299 days since January 2010 and just today returned from a 199 day deployment. Can you imagine? I am sure some of you can. However, I cannot..I cannot imagine being from my husband for that long, I can not imagine taking care of my kids by myself for that long and I cannot imagine holding it all together for that long…but Jen did! She took care of the girls, she taxied them to their varies activities and loved on them while they were sick, she did all the mommy duties and the daddy duties..like maintaining the house…all this while still finding time to practice her craft of photography. To me that is AMAZING!!! Simply AMAZING! I am also so amazed and grateful for all that the soldiers do for our country…all the sacrifices they give to make this country a better place. So I THANK YOU, LCDR Travis Likes, for all that you have done for the past 299 days and hope you are enjoying your homecoming with your family. You were truly missed by that group of five ladies!!

So for all of you..here is the reunion of the Likes family today when Travis sailed in and stepped off the USS Abraham Lincoln after 199 days of being apart from his family!

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Just arriving and heading down to the pier…..

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The crew up on the ship waiting to be released….

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Waiting…waiting…waiting…

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Molly looking beautiful…

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Juju looking at all the sailors….probably wondering what is going on!

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Travis is the one standing to the right of the person waving!

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Juju finally spotting her daddy…such JOY!

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Everyone waving to daddy and waiting for him to be released. The waiting is so hard…it took a few hours.

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They are sounding the horns for the sailors to start coming off…

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The dads who have never seen their babies get to get off first…

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Hunter…

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Travis is headed down…

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Finally he has arrived…

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Daddy handing all the girls a rose…

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Daddy posing with “Flat Daddy”…

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Gracie was definitely the most emotional…

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Hunter..not so much…the first thing she said was ” GOOD, you are home, now you can make me a sandwich! ” LOL!!!

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Heading back to the car…

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But definitely time to stop for more hugs and kisses..Juju is finally warming up!

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Back to Home Sweet Home!

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OH MY WORD!!! I have been slacking on my business blog! It is definitely not due to lack of photos. I have so many fun photos to share…it is due to time! I think we all need more time in the day. Where does the time go? I swear, I wake up, get as many things crossed off my list as possible, but before I know it, it is 3:30 and time to go pick up my kiddos! 😉 So today, today I said…I am going to update this blog!! So here I am! You can also check out my family blog if you would like to see out vacation pictures from Hawaii. We had a great time in Maui a few weeks ago. www.thewackywilkinsons.blogspot.com


Now on to this little guy! I have know little Cash since he was born. I even watched him for his first year of life. His mom and I went to college together and were sorority sisters, so we have know each other for years. How lucky am I to spend so much time with this little guy! He is a total ham and he knows it!!!


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