S: Gibbs Family Deployment Journal
BC: Made with love just for you Daddy We will never be able to express how truly proud of you we are. You are and always will be our hero. Operation Enduring Freedom July 23, 2010 - February 10, 2011
FC: Gibbs Family Deployment Journal
1: This book is dedicated to our our Daddy
2: Dear Papa. A lot has changed about me sense you left I've grown so big and I'm 6 1/2 now! Have you grown? When you see me you will say "come here you've grown to be so big!"and I will say "Papa your really here!" and I will squeeze you like death! I'm almost through 1st grade and I'm doing really good. I lost a tooth and I have four wiggly teeth! It snowed 3 times sense you were gone I play outside a lot. I love you and I've missed you so so much! Love, Mackenzie | The DRAMATIC One | To the moon and back...
4: Dear Daddy, When you left I decided to be the man of the house and "help" mama out a bit. You wouldn't believe the things I have had to fix and help her with over the last seven months I sure am glad you are home so I can take a break! I don't know if you've noticed already but I have a voice and I know how to use it some times you big people don't always know what I am saying but its ok I'll keep screaming until you figure it out. I have almost all of my teeth mama says you are lucky you missed that but I didn't think it went so bad!? I started using the big boy potty and sleeping in my big boy bed! Some of the things I have learned are: naps are for babies, screw drivers are for light sockets, everything tastes better off the floor, mud is awesome, poop makes the best paint, yogurt gives your hair a great shine, rain is the best thing ever, baths are for the birds, EVERYTHING is better when you do it yourself, baby sisters make great ponies but the older ones are bossy and my personal favorite the word NO!! I love you daddy! Love, Owen | The MESS MAKER: If he's not sleeping he's up to something! | These eyes get me out of a lot! | YOGURT MONSTER! | SLY
5: Me the day you left | I'm Potty awesome!! | ALWAYS picking up after mom! | Don't worry it will flush... | SILLY | Little Picasso | MISCHIVIOUS | BUSY
6: Always helping | Doctors in! | SMILE!! | Kisses from brother | COOKIE MONSTER!! | FLUFF MONSTER!! | Only water in the yard... | CENSORED | Playing in the rain is too much fun! | Sisters shoes were DIRTY!!
7: FLUFF MONSTER!! | Food tastes better when you eat it on your head | Let me in!! | Accessorise | I love to color | An unexplainable bond | Face painting anyone?... | Mom why are you yelling?.. | Diggin....
8: Dear Daddy, It has been a long time sense I last saw your face but that face I will never forget! I have changed a lot in the past seven months I a big girl now daddy! Just after you left I found these really cool things stuck to me mama calls them hands and feet but I call them great! I had to go to this big place called the hospital that was NO fun I never want to go back there. I started rolling over in Sept. and blowing bubbles! December was a busy month for me I started crawling..I had to find some way to keep up with brother and sister! I also started eating foods, I ate the whole jar the first time! Mama says I must get that from you. Brother was a big helper and shared some of his food with me and let me tell you it was GOOD! I don't really like my food anymore cause your is way better! I am officially on the move and cant wait to see you again daddy I have missed you while you were away! Love, Rylee | The PORKY PRINCESS | MEMORIES
10: SUMMER ADVENTURES
12: Happy Birthday Daddy! Sorry you are having to spend yet another birthday alone. I love you and miss you everyday but especially on days like today. Next year we are going to be together on this day and I cant wait! You are my everything and I hope that you are able to enjoy today as much as possible and know that I am thinig or you an missing you. I loe you daddy. Muah Always one more....
13: TRICK OR TREAT | The Vampire, | the Lion, | & the Lady Bug
16: So doing fall photos without you was interesting to say the least. Trying to get all kids dressed and out of the house without stains spills are breakdowns was a task all in its own but then to get all three in one picture looking at me and smiling just didn't happen! I hope you enjoy the shots we were able to get. Looking forward to next year when you can be in them too!
20: Sometimes, when only one person is missing, and the whole world seems desolated | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
21: XO | 2010
22: December 27,2010
23: Trim the Tree | Let's trim the Christmas tree! Make some paper chains, cut a row of paper dolls and get some candy canes. String some snowy popcorn. paint some pine cones bright and don't forget a golden star to glow with Christmas light. It's Christmas time around the world, you'll hear the Yule bells ring. It's time for giving, time for love, it's time for hearts to sing
24: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
26: I made a house of gingerbread, It was so sugary sweet, It took me all day long to make, | Wednesday I ate the windows, Thursday I ate the floor, Friday I ate all four walls,
27: But it lasted just a week, Monday I ate the ceiling, Tuesday I ate the door , | Saturday I ate the lawn, Sunday I licked up all the crumbs, My gingerbread house is gone!