Okay, of course the most exciting thing to share is that the folks are here! Woo hoo! They arrived Saturday morning and came out of the airport smiling even though they didn’t have any of their bags with them. They had to take four flights to get here and they were late arriving on one so the connection was too close in LA. No worries though because everything came through on the next flight in from Miami and the few hours in between was enough time for us to get all of our errands done and to have some lunch.
As promised their luggage was full of goodies for us! My sewing machine is now here and traveled well. I’m so excited about that. We have a car seat and a bunch of other basics. Between what they brought and what I was able to have brought in for us last week we now have diapers for about 4 months! That’ll be a big money saver.
My Granny sent two baby blankets that she just “whipped up” as she said. My Gran is a quilter and years ago started making quilts for all the grandkids to get when we got married or turned 30, whichever came first. Then she moved on to her kids, and then great grandkids. Because we live in the tropics a heavy quilt didn’t make sense so we got two lighter flannel blankies.
We spent most of the weekend just chilling out. Mom and Dad were exhausted from the trip and Chris and I were exhausted from three weeks of busyness. It was so nice to be able to do that. That’s one of the things I was looking forward to about having them here – just being able to relax. It’s much different with family than it is with other visitors – I don’t feel like we have to always be “on” or entertaining them. Yesterday Barb stopped by for a visit, then Mike and Marion, then Val so my parents got to meet some of the people they’ve been hearing about for the last two years.
Mom has a hard time sitting still sometimes but Chris and I are cool with that because the dishes have been washed after every meal, the house is getting swept and she felt bad for my plants so she watered them this morning. I think we’re going to have to retrain ourselves after this week because we’ll be slackers!
Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us and our health over the last few days. We weren’t sure if Chris would be able to make the trip in on Saturday but we both managed to get a decent nights sleep and he hasn’t had a fever since Friday so we’re happy. He’s still a bit tired and is having problems sleeping, but he’s on the mend.