Jordan and Evan Guthrie left in February to serve the nation.
And today, the brothers made it home just in time for Christmas.
Their mom says their family is finally complete.
"It is awesome. It is so much better than watching them leave, coming home, I can't even describe it," says Rose Guthrie.
Rose told CBSS 4 she couldn't contain herself she was so excited.
A feeling her son Jordan could relate to.
"You're supposed to stand at attention, not smile, not show any emotion, and it's kind of hard not to look around and see everyone smiling and not smile back," says Spc. Jordan Guthrie, National Guard.
Hundreds of Illinois families waited patiently for their loved one to return home from Kuwait.
"I can't wait to get my hands on those boys, I'd like to tackle them, but they'd be embarrassed," says Guthrie.
When the welcome home ceremony ended for the 444th Chemical Company, no one in the room could hold themselves back.
Wives and girlfriends reunited with their sweethearts.
"It's the best feeling ever," says Spc. Evan Guthrie.
Babies were back in their daddy's arms and soldiers back in their parent's warm embrace.
Evan Guthrie says it's a feeling you can't put a price tag on.
"There's just nothing you can buy that's better than this," says Evan Guthrie, National Guard.
The ultimate Christmas gift for the Guthrie family.
"I'll probably smile till my cheeks start hurting," says Jordan Guthrie.
The boys say it will be an adjustment getting back to life in at home, but one hundred percent worth it.
Evan Guthrie is looking forward to getting married in May.