Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Well, I just returned home from my second trip to the airport. My husband was heading off to London for a few days so being the loving wife, I decided to drive him to the airport (20 minutes) so I could bring home his Merrells (lots of snow here and yes, what was I thinking). Earlier to day, I went with two girl friends, my daughters, and a set of twin girls (my friends daughters, age 4) to meet our friends new daughters they had just adopted from Guatemala. Their intention was to adopt a daughter, but when they found out their little girl had an older sister, two little girls were heading to America. I loved seen Mr. W's face as he held is new daughters...nothing is better in the world than those first moments of holding your new child. There were about 20 people at the airport greeting the girls with balloons, stuffed animals, signs in Spanish, etc. It was pretty exciting. Our neighborhood is organizing two showers, a month's worth of dinners, etc., etc. They also have two other children from Guatemala plus a large group of friends with children from the same country. What a beautiful thing!

I learned that google has a great calender which allowed us to sign-into an account and self schedule our dinner for our friends. You can see which days are still available. We have new breakfast at our school where families bring in breakfast on Friday mornings and children read the newspaper while having breakfast. I guess this class used the same google calendar to for parent sign-up. I wonder if you can program automatic reminder emails?

Anyway, what a wonderful day.


G77 said...

You must be a wonderful spouse who would take your husband to the airport. Do you pick him up also?

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

If he is lucky and brings me a nice gift from London!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

This may sound stupid, but what are Merrels?

I was at the airport once when some adoptive parents were meeting their adopted child for the first time. (It wasn't an international adoption or anything - it was an american newborn)....anyway, I stood there by the adoptive parents and watched as someone came out of the jetbridge carrying a little tiny baby in an infant carseat and heard all the gasps and shouts and saw the tears, and it was one of the most special things I've ever witnessed. Gives me goosebumps just thinking recalling the whole memory.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Hi, Merrells are winter shoe/boots that come in a variety of colors. These are the shoes that our kids wear to school. They are like a duck boot only more flexible and more fitted. We learned about them while skiing--great after ski shoe. LL Bean has some too (probably with a different name).