Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Goodbye Guatemala For Now

We are heading to the airport in about an hour. We are hoping and praying the flights into Orlando keep running and don't get cancelled because of Ernesto. Just a tropical storm, but still could be windy by tonight. We hope we aren't stranded in Atlanta.

Sorry, no pics today, but the camera attachment is already packed away.

Gabriella already has manners and knows how to share and gave me her cold. Mommy is feeling HORRIBLE - coughing, aching and generally like poop. I want to crawl in bed and stay there all day. It's going to be a long, miserable day, especially if we don't get home tonight.

There are 4 of us FTC families on the flight to Atlanta today, so at least we'll have some company.

Soon we will touch foot on American soil and Gabriella will be a US citizen!!! But, she will always have her Guatemalan heritage. Someday, we will come back to show her where she was born and raised for the beginning of her life.


Lisa said...

Alleen, I'm sorry you are feeling ill. Drink lots of orange juice and Airborne (bought at any drugstore) is awesome. I'm praying you will be home in your bed tonight!
Sending lots of love from Texas!

Anonymous said...


I called the airline to see if they would do something special for Gabby on her way "home". However.... They did say that you could ask the flight attendent. W/ four families flying I'm sure your babies will be recognized, and I'm hopeful that Gabby will get her "wings" :-)

Auntie Sares

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I was afraid you'd get sick too. At least she's a good sleeper and you can get some rest tonight! Be safe!


The McKenzie Crew said...

Yaaaahoooo!! Glad you guys are coming home! That is so great! John-Bryan has been home 1 month today! He will be 10 months old on the 31st - I can hardy believe it!
I have been missing your blog - but - woooh - that JB can crawl like greased lightening and he keeps me busy! I celebrate your homecoming with you! Looking forward to pics of her in the good ole USA:)


Staci said...

Hope you all have a safe trip back. Looks like the storm turned out to be nothing at all so you should be ok.

I also hope you start feeling better soon! Is Gabriella feeling better at this point?

MAMB said...

Hope you make it home tonight and feel better. Flying when sick is no fun. So happy to know you are headed home though! (And how cool that you got to hook up with Seegal while you were there?!?)

MMrussianadoption said...

Have a safe flight home. It is so exciting that Gabby will finally be home!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better Alleen. Welcome to motherhood :)

Take care,