Thursday, June 25, 2009

Safely Home

Our flight home went really well. Our first leg to Germany was on a new plane, barely full. We had the nice surprise of getting to say one last goodbye to one of our leaving teachers, who was on our flight. The flight to America was, well, long. 9 hours and 45 minutes. But my kids continually amaze me. They have it all down pat...the tray pull down when the cart is coming, the headphones and how to get music on (and which music they should NOT listen to!), and how to order any decaffeinated drink they want! Big Ben did not sleep as much as I anticipated, but he did great and made lots of friends all around us. Our flight out of Atlanta was delayed due to a storm. But about an hour after we anticipated being 'home', we were truly there....what I have waited for since his birth on September 26. Meeting the grandparents. We are eagerly waiting for his next grandparent meeting this weekend.

Here's a happy grandma with a severely jet-lagged baby.

And a happy grandaddy wearing his "Grandpa to the 11th power" t-shirt. Big Ben had one little casualty on the flight. Perma-Baby got a bit too excited and accidentally poked him in the eye, as you can see below.

And a happy Uncle, who is, I am sure, happy to have another boy around for his own boys.

Only in Nashville would there be rocking chairs in the airport! We're a long way from home! (Well, that other home, I mean.)

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Jeff and Kibbie said...

Hello, and nice to meet you! I just realized a few days ago that you commented on a post from my blog about 3 weeks ago ... sorry for the delay in responding. I didn't know if there was a way to email you, so I figured I'd just comment on one of your posts!

Welcome back to the states :-) LOL, no, you don't really know me. I found your blog from Kelly's Korner and have loved reading about your beautiful family and your life in Turkey. Yes, you can link to my blog if you would like - do you mind that I have the link to yours on mine?

Very neat that your little guy has a September birthday day! We can't wait for our Jonathan's arrival in September :-)

God bless you and yours,

SevenSwansaswimming said...

Glad you had a safe trip! Have fun with all those fishstick cousins!

Melanie Keffer said...

What a wonderful post Sara! Well worth reading. I think you make everyone that reads your blog feel like part of the family.

This blog thing might not be so bad, after all, huh? :)


P. S. Kathleen leaves tomorrow at 12:10 for France!! Poor Dave can't go to the airport with her. He has trouble not crying.

Your mom and dad watch their babies come home and we are watching our first one leave.

From your kids' point of view, this is the some of the best times of their lives. I believe it will be Kathleen's too!

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