Saturday, February 14, 2009

Home again, home again ~ Jiggety Jig.

Well, Gianna and I returned from our little journey with wonderful memories and lots of good bonding time….but, boy – did we miss Daddy! (We’re pretty sure Daddy did a few little ‘happy dances’ around the quiet house….but I know he missed us too.)

First stop – New Roads to spend some time with the Johnson crew. Gianna had a ball – and was very entertained by Lilliana and Matthew (ages 8 and 7) and was a little too stimulated by the new environment to sleep well…so we scrapped the travel bed and she slept with me. She thought that was like being in Disneyland – unfortunately, that wasn’t quite my experience. We had a lovely time and are always met with such special hospitality at the Johnson’s.

Next day – back on the road for another 3½ hours to Jackson, MS to be with the Laurel (Moss) Jenkins, her husband, Phillips and their new baby, Isabel (now seven weeks old). Laurel has always been like a little sister to me, so it was almost like having a new niece to welcome. Isabel is so tiny and perfect. It’s always pure grace to have special time with a newborn ~ especially this one!

Gianna was so intrigued with the baby. Precious to watch. Next to Isabel, she looked like a giant on steroids. How amazing to think that our baby girl started out at 5 pounds!

We got to visit, play and even took a walk through a lovely outdoor shopping center for the baby girl’s first official “girls day out” shopping trip. What a fun memory to start their little friendship.

The ride back was a good six hours with a couple of quick bottle stops. Gianna was a champ….sleeping a bit and playing with her feet and discovering new sounds for the remainder of the trip. Not quite sure who had the happiest reunion when we returned home....Gianna, Daddy, Max or Mommy. So good to travel.....even better to come home!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maria!!! I am so happy to have found you in blogworld! Your baby girl is absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for you and your husband. Please stay in touch! Erin says hello and congrats!


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