Friday, June 18, 2010

There Heeeeerrrrreeeee! (say it like the poltergeist movie)

Well….there was much anticipation…I could hardly stand it.  I took the day off and we drove the 150 miles to Las Vegas to pick up “the girls”.  It is actually only an hour and a half drive if you don’t hit the Las Vegas traffic.

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We arrived early enough for me to sit and people watch for about 30 minutes… there are some interesting people at the Las Vegas airport.

 

 

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  I forgot to charge my camera battery and I wanted to save my shots for “the girls”

 

 

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In between each flight landing the escalators are empty.  Then a flight lands and all of a sudden they are full of people…as Natalie texted me that the “EAGLE HAD LANDED” I got a huge lump in my throat as I stood at the bottom of the escalator.  You see, even though I talk to my daughter almost every day…I haven’t see her or “the girls” in a year since their last visit.  I was really excited this time…

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Then they came…down a different escalator of course!  and they started running towards me…I didn’t know which one to hug first….”OH MY GOSH” “the girls” are so big!

 

the girls 006 My “Madi girl” is all grown up…..in ONE year!  she is in high school now so she is wearing a little eye makeup of course and she has braces now…and her hair is growing out again!  She cut it 2 years ago real short after having waist long hair her whole life…it was a teenager thing to do ya know!

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My six year old “Brookie Cookie” is still the clone of her mother and will always be!  Such a cutie pie!  AHHH where does the time go?  She calls me “Mema”.  Madi calls me “Grammy” or “Grams” for short.  It is just these 2 that have a special name for me.

 

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My “Madi girl” has grown, in height.  She is almost as tall as me.  She has legs that don’t stop!  Legs to be envious of….not like me…LOL  it kills me to think of her getting this mature…she is my first grandchild.

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and where is a picture of my sweet daughter???well here is the back of her as I try and keep up with them as we leave the luggage pick-up.

I cried when we met, I couldn’t stop hugging her.  I mean…..I just couldn’t!  She means the world to me.  She is so smart and pretty and such a good daughter.

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LOL I guess I just was not fast enough with the camera to get her front..anyway she has always hated her picture taken…not like the girls in that way at all…

 

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see  how she turns her face away from the camera….

Well we stopped at “Joe’s Crab Shack” to get some lunch before heading to St. George.  It is a stop we do each time they come to visit.   Funny thing is…we are at a Crab Shack in the middle of the desert!  LOL we laugh about that because the East Cost Crab is much better than desert crab lol!

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Papa (Huhoney) was a sport and put the bib on. So far this is the last photo I have taken.  I know I know, what have I been doing since?  Well unfortunately…working.  Yes, going to work.  For now anyway.  Taking 3 weeks off just isn’t an option for me at this time.  But I will be taking some time off soon.  I imagine this weekend “the girls” and I will be busy doing what girls do.  I just need a day to lay out at my pool and catch up with girl talk.

I love my girls. 

Huhoney is doing alright.  He has a procedure scheduled for July 6th to get the  hole in his heart fixed.  There will be a lot going on that week.  Forgive me if I only drop in occasionally.  I think of my village friends often and I feel so blessed to have your prayers continually in our behalf.

I know everything will go well with the procedure.  The clot remains.  There is risk in everything but we are putting our faith in the doctors and trusting they know what is the best thing to do.

For now……my brain is in vacation mode.  Even though I am at work. LOL

Hugs and smiles across the miles……

36 comments:

Pat said...

Oh, this is just over-flowing with all kind of preciousness..I just love it!
Enjoy those beautiful girls of yours, time will fly too quickly I'm sure.
I'll be praying for your hubbys health, and turn it over to the Great Physician who cares for His children.
I will expect lots of pictures, and I know you won't let me down!
Hugs!

Judy Nebeker said...

Linda,
Oh my goodness, you and Maddi look so much alike in that cute close-up picture. I love the picture of Bob in the bib as well. How fun to have your girls with you for 3 whole weeks. I hope you have a wonderful weekend laying around the pool catching up on the girl talk. You're a blessed Mama, and Grandma! Love you my friend!

Wanda said...

Nothing better than visits from beautiful grandchildren and a daughter, you haven't seen in a year!

Gee...I've following you for a year Linda. I remember their last visit and the buying of special M&M's.

Wishing your husband all the best.
Enjoy yourselves!
♥...Wanda

Barb said...

I, too, remember the last year's visit - hope this year is as much fun! Huhoney looks great there with his bib and his "crab"! Make sure he gets out and walks a bit when you go for a longer drive - good to get his circulation going. I imagine they have him on blood thinner. I'm thinking of you both. What pretty granddaughters!

Diana said...

I know that seeing your "Girls" will be great medicine for you and you husband Linda. I so felt what you were feeling as you described the anticipation of their arrival. I only get to see Ginny once a year, twice if we are really lucky!
It is a wonderful feeling and then so empty again when they leave! Enjoy your time together, don't worry about us! I will be thinking of you and praying for Huhoney!
Love Di ♥

Teacher's Pet said...

Do you know how happy I am that you are happy with your girls!!
Happy ...Happy...Happy!!....what a wonderful blog. I love the LA airport, and your photos brought back many many fond memories.
Enjoy every snuggly, huggy, kissy moment....No...they NEVER get too big to hug and kiss, do they.
Much love to you, Lindalu!
Jackie

Donna said...

Oh My Goodness - I bet your house is going to be a hub of activity in the coming days!! I know you guys will have lots of fun.

Your girls are beautiful!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, I'm sooooo thrilled for you!!! It sounds like your relationship with your daughter is much like my relationship was with my mom...truly a blessing!!!! And your granddaughters are absolutely beautiful!!! Enjoy!! I know you will...and your husband, of course, will be in my prayers!!! Love you much, dearest Linda!!! And don't worry about visiting...We ALL totally understand!!! Love you, Janine XOXO

Eileen said...

'So happy for you, Linda! Enjoy your beautiful family! And thanks for sharing your time with them, I'm looking forward to more pictures and hearing all about it!
(I remember last year's visit too, and both girls have matured!)

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love to you,
Eileen

Mandy said...

Auntie Lulu, so glad things are going good. Are you guys coming up to visit anytime soon? I would love to see the you all it has been way to long. Love you all. Have fun!!!

joolzmac said...

What sweet girls you have! Enjoy their visit - how long are they staying? Glad things are going well for hubby.

Cheers - Joolz

Lisa said...

Family is what it's all about! Your "girls" are gorgeous, Linda! And glad to hear huhubby is doing OK -- and working toward a solution. Praying for him right this minute.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts...I know you are busy...I just wanted to send you my love anyway, Janine XO

BECKY said...

YAY for vacation mode!! As it should be! All I can say is enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! And know that Huhoney and you are in my prayers, sweet Linda. May you feel His peace and His presence as the day gets closer.
Big hugs,
Becky

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hope you are having a fabulous time! Love, J. XO

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just thinking of you, and wanted you to know~Janine XO

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丞虹 said...

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Megan said...

Aw, sounds like it's going to be a fantastic visit. And Huhoney's in my thoughts.

Jientje said...

Your girls look fabulous! I'm so glad you get to spend some time with them. You Americans live so far apart from your families sometimes, hard to imagine for a European. I'm glad your husband is doing fine and I'm sure the doctors will get him in even better shape after the procedure. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging doesn't it? It has for me too. I had a bit of a scare when I got back from my holiday in France. I called my Mom to tell her we were back and she told me the doctors had found a tumor in her bowel. The good news was the cancer well contained and the surgeon would be able to remove all of it. That was two weeks ago. In the mean time she's had her operation and she's doing fine. She's already up and about and she'll probably be released from the hospital by the end of the week. I'm going to help her, cook for her and stuff when she gets home next week. She lives an hour and twenty minutes away from me, and sometimes that's hard. One cannot pop over just to have a cup of coffee every time you want to, can you?
That's why I haven't blogged or taken pictures the last couple of weeks. I just don't feel much like blogging right now. I don't know when I will be back to my regular blogging, we'll see.
Enjoy your time with your girls and your husband. They're precious Linda. Hugs xxx

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BECKY said...

Hi Linda, I really appreciate your comment on my doubt post. You are such a sweetie.

How is your hubby doing? Did the procedure go ok? You can email me if you'd like at holidayinthesun_1@yahoo.com

Love and bigs hugs to you,
You're all in my prayers,
Becky

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Gordon said...

Linda, you have lovely daughters. I was in the Las Vegas airport three weeks ago. Went up to Nephi to be at my grandson's Eagle Scout court of honor. It is good to see you again. I'll visit more often.

Megan said...

Dear Linda,
I miss your posts.
Love,
The Internet

家唐銘 said...

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