Friday, August 24, 2007

They're home!

Last night Shawn and I made our way to the airport to welcome Tracey, Mike, OJ, Papaya and the newest member of the family, Ran, home. Catherine showed up a few minutes later. We met up with Tracey's sister Shari and her husband Wayne and Mike's sister and her mom. We all chatted, anxiously staring down the arrivals board to see if they'd landed yet. We all got very excited when we saw their plane landed.

We then waited anxiously by the door to see if we could catch a glimpse of them. They finally made their way through and we got to meet Ran! She was very serious at first but then she saw the balloon that Catherine brought and that smile came out. The best part is when the giggles started. She is a beautiful, sweet little girl. I was able to talk to Papaya for a minute and she sure seems very excited about being a big sister, she already shared her balloon with her. We were able to chat with Mike and Tracey for about 10 minutes or so until we reluctantly let them go to their hotel so they could rest.

Afterwards, as Catherine, Shawn and I were walking back to the parking lot we were thinking that the airport authority should give us a discount for parking because we will be making more airport runs in the future!

Ran and Tracey

The family minus one (OJ wasn't feeling to well)

That smile and laugh that can make your heart melt!

Welcome home everyone! We were so happy to be a part of your homecoming.

(I had to steal some pictures from Catherine as our didn't turn out as well)


Mark & Michelle said...

I am glad to see that they made it home safe and sound.

Should we start a petition about the parking?? LOL!

redmaryjanes said...

You are so amazing to go to the airport and greet them. They look so perfect together.
You are a good friend!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful little girl. Glad that they're all back home safe and sound.

I'll sign the parking petition.


Doris & Dan said...

There is nothing quite as nice as beign witness to a special homecoming like that.

Def. IA need free parking.

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

It was such a fun evening and it was good to spend time with you.

See you in a couple!

kerri said...

Oh what a handsome boy, he has a beautiful smile.
So nice of you to be the welcoming committee, coming off the flight and seeing familiar faces is the greatest feeling!!

A Special Family said...

She is adorable!