Our flights were just fine. Everything was on time - even a little early. And thank goodness for medicating before flights, too, as there were no panic attacks. Just some amusement for the people in the Miami Airport when I passed out on the floor waiting on our flight to Detroit.
We had quite the welcoming crew. Sheila, Chris and my favorite little man, Landon, were there with my parents. We walked out of baggage claim to have Landon running right at me. It was the perfect homecoming.
From there, we stopped to get some lunch. We had great customer service and great food. Again, a great homecoming. The waitress felt my deprivation of Dt. Coke and brought me an entire pitcher to enjoy. What a lady.
No, I didn't drink the entire thing. But it was delicious.
And then we got to see our Emmy dog! She made a beeline for us when Matt's parents brought her over. And she snuggled right between us that first night we were home. She's doing pretty well. Her leg has gotten bigger, but she's still fairly active and has her appetite - all good signs.
We've been lucky enough to get a lake cottage to stay in while we're home. It's a cozy, sweet home that is just perfect for us three while we're here.
So we've spent this last week doing a lot of shopping, enjoying family, and relaxing. And then more shopping and preparing for Dominica. I think I've been to Target at least three times already. And each time has been wonderful.
We plan to have a barrel packing party this weekend. You all are welcome to join. It's sure to be a good time.
Our barrels will be stocked full of kitchen supplies, rain gear, mosquito spray, snap-tight tupperware and more. And toiletries to last us near 16 months. We found some good things like quick-dry towels, collapsible kitchen supplies, mildew resistant shower liner, etc. One thing Freeport has taught us, is what can be valuable when living on an island.
So the next week or so is filled with last minute shopping, packing and finishing up all of the required information for our visas.
I feel like we're on a wild goose chase. I just keep repeating, it will get done, it will get done.
Thanks for all of the prayers and support for our trip home. We are very thankful to be here during the holiday season to spend the most wonderful time of the year with all of our loved ones.