Monday, April 16, 2007

The Arrival Home

Donna has shared their arrival home and so, I thought I would do so too, since today is the anniversary of Mya's arrival in America.
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As most of you know, our trip to China was spotted with strange happenings. I can think of it as a kind of comedy of errors, now that it has been 2 yrs. Remember that Carrie didn't have a ticket for the flight from Beijing to Changsha?? Yes, I was nearly hysterical. Well, our arrival home was kind of along those lines. Our son, bless his heart, was staying at our house and watching the animals. He was our planned ride home. So, when we arrived in MSP, we looked for him to meet and greet us. You guessed it, he was not there. It was raining and we were exhausted. Keith called home and found out that Joe thought we were coming home on Sunday. OOPS! So we grabbed a cab and went to Joe's apartment where his girlfriend, Rachael, met us with our Explorer. When we put Mya in the carseat, she screamed bloody murder for about 5 miles and then fell asleep from exhaustion.

Oh well, that's the way life goes sometimes. Joe met his new sister on Sunday afternoon and no one is the worse for wear. Mya adores both Joe and Rachael and all is well.

8 viewers thoughts.:

GWEN OATSVALL said...

emily screamed for about 10 minutes in her carseat also ... hard to believe we are at the two year mark ... i am going to IE to see your blog also ... the background of the post is not showing up so i can't see the words until i get to IE ...

Carrie said...

Oh Yes, this was not a good time for us either Verna. Olivia urped up sour milk when we landed in Chicago. Andrew was detained for about 30min. so they could check his resident status AGAIN when we arrived in the states. We had a 2hr. greyhound bus ride back to Milw. to a car that wouldn't start and no one to call really. Fortunately, we had an angel help us and he get our car started that day so he was truly a blessing. We started off with a BANG!

Steffie B. said...

All I remember is the horrible jet lag! And the night I let Sophia cry it our for over two hours! YIKES!!!!! We did have a wonderful homecoming at the airport. All the older kids were there, my parents and about 4 other couples and their families. It felt so good to be "home"!

nikki said...

My sister and I were just reminiscing about our big homecoming.
It was one VERY happy day!
But, we had a very upset child in her carseat that day as well...oh well. We were HOME!

Emmie said...

What a cute picture and great memories! Thanks for sharing!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Isn't it fun to go down memory lane.... sweet memories, and it is good when you can look back and laugh.

Beckyb said...

You mean you got over the car seat problems soon?!?! We broke down and bought DVD players just for that very reason!!! AND I love big brothers and their little sisters - so sweet!!

Anonymous said...

i CANNOT believe how big she's gotten. i remember when you first came to church after you got back. wow that was 2 years ago already, don't blink! :-D
~katie