Thursday, July 21, 2005

Vacation Post!!

OK, let's see if we can finally get this started...
Recap of our trip to the East Coast....
After a long day of class on Saturday, June 25th, Brandon rushed home to help put the finishing touches on packing. The three of us flew out of Seattle about 10:30pm. Abigael did fabulous on the plane. We were a little worried at first because while we were waiting to take off she started yelling and kicking the seat in front of her. By some miracle, she fell asleep shortly after takeoff (I say miracle, because for Abigael, there is no such thing as "sleeping like a baby.)
We arrived in North Carolina on Sunday morning to the welcoming hugs of Christie's mom and dad. The plan was to spend the next few days relaxing, visiting and letting Grandma and Grandpa get used to taking care of Abigael. (see pic - hanging out with Great Grandma) I think we succeeded with that. Sunday was a day of rest for everyone after the long flight. Monday, our good friend Wes (along with his fiancé), came down from Boone to visit for a few hours. It was so great to see him! Wes, we miss you!!! We've know him almost as long as we've been married, so it was fun to catch up on how far we all have come in life. Also Monday, Abigael and Christie spent some time in the "pool" that Grandma and Grandpa had set up. It took her a little while to get used to, but by the end of the week we had to literally drag her back in the house. The pool was definitely a hit though, especially on those 95 degree days!
Tuesday was more of the same. That evening my parents hosted a get-together in our honor, inviting the extended family over for pizza and a chance to visit with Brandon, Abigael, and I. I grew up around this huge family, but I almost forgot how loud and boisterous they can be. It was a lot of fun. And then there was the great surprise we got that day. Brandon's folks called us up and said they were currently driving from Washington, D.C. down to South Carolina, would it work out if they tried to stop by? Of course! They were able to stay for a few hours and see Abigael. Speaking of Brandon's parents...we're so excited that his Mom is coming to visit us in a couple of weeks. She and Abigael will get a chance to get to know each other a little better and spend some quality time together.

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