Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Year of Love (cont'd)

It's hard to believe, but it was already a year ago yesterday... we were finally done with China and heading for home! We were ending our trip but starting the greatest journey of our lives! We were exhausted! But after over 26 hours on planes, one year ago yesterday, we arrived home as a family. Our precious daughter became an official U.S. Citizen when we landed in Newark, NJ. She was such a trooper on all those flights! By the time we finally got home, us grownups were ready to kiss the ground! But our little munchkin was just as happy as could be!

Here's how it all played out... we left Hong Kong & headed for Newark... the flight was long, and hard, especially for me because I was sick. Tommy was absolutely awesome with the baby. He had to walk her up and down the aisles of the plane, and even brought her into the little airplane bathroom to change her! This from someone who wasn't sure how he was going to handle being a dad!!! It was amazing!

So we land in Newark, only to find out that our connectingn flight has been cancelled for bad weather... the weird thing was, the bad weather had ended hours before! but they were just so far behind, they couldn't get it straight. the long story short was that instead of flying from Newark to Atlanta to Ft Myers, the only flight we could get out of Newark went to Atlanta and then Sarasota! We had to call our friends that were picking us up and ask if they could either drive 2 hours to Sarasota or pick us up the next day and we'd have to stay over in either Newark or Atlanta...

Thank goodness, they opted to pick us up in Sarasota!!! We were NOT looking forward to spending another night away from home... Well, by the time we finally got to the airport, it was way past midnight! Then our real surprise... my parents had actually made the trip with Margie & Charlie up to Sarasota! It was a terrific homecoming! We unloaded all our stuff & introduced Rachel to her new room AND her new best friend, Penny!!
It was without a doubt, a day (& NIGHT) we will NEVER forget!!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

OMG, I love these photos of Rachel and your parents! Cutest baby girl and such happy grandparents!! Incredible experience - all of it. They have all grown SO much in just one year! Our flights home were SOooo rough. We can laugh about all that now but, wow, it's really good no one saw us when we first walked off that last plane. We had such a big mess to clean up (poor passengers and flight attendants on that flight!!)!!

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