Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy 2012, a New Year for New Beginnings!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year! The Crabbe Family very quietly flew home for the holidays! Justin just wanted to be home with his family and his dog Boomer. Justin also wanted to surprise his cousin Chris who has not seen him since before deployment.  He surprised Chris by walking into his office at work. Boy was that a surprise! Best Christmas EVER!

We hope we did not offend anyone by not telling anyone, we just wanted to spend some quality family time while Justin relaxed from all his therapy. We will plan a real homecoming when Justin is stronger and can handle it.

Being home was a true blessing for all of us, especially since Jenn will be staying home this time when we return to Maryland. We are sure going to miss her, but it is time for Jenn to focus on her life now! Once back in the swing of things in Maryland, I will take over the blog and bring you all the fun updates! I have big shoes to fill as Jenn does such a wonderful job! Sure am going to miss her and the good California weather!

We would like to Thank everyone who has donated to the Justin Crabbe Fund, vacation donation and for all the prayers, letters and support given to us. We are so appreciative to be able to be there every step of the way with Justin on his journey home. We firmly believe this has helped Justin in the healing process. So thank you , thank you, thank you.

Christmas Surprise

Justin surprising Chris at his work

Christmas day with the cousins: Kelli and Chris

Family Christmas on Dads side

Cody and Chris (cousins) with Justin

Swire Family and Justin

Linton Family and Justin

Keener Family

Watson Family 


  1. So happy for all of you! Glad you were able to go home for the holidays! Thanks for sharing and God Bless!!!!!

    The Hillmans

  2. Love all the pictures. Justin looks like he had a great time. Of course I cried over the cousin seeing him at the office picture. Wonderful looking family and Justin will not have a problem adjusting to home because it looks like he has an awesome family. God Bless you all and Safe travels back to Maryland. If you need my help anytime i can fly back up and help. :)

  3. How wonderful you went home for Christmas, don't blame you for keeping it quiet...I cried when I seen Chris hug Justin...still praying and love you all..Bob and Nancy in Fond du Lac