Monday, February 15, 2010

Tootsies in the sand, drinks in hand.

We made it! I had to drive three hours on icy highways at dawn to Charlotte airport since my connection was cancelled due to snow, but we made it. I KNEW it wouldn't go smoothly... sometimes I have feelings about these things and it seems lately nothing is easy peasy anymore.... But we made it safe and sound and that's what matters most. he whole family, all 21 of us, made it safely and reunited on the beach.

Charlie is spending all day in the pool and ocean, and the water temps are nice and warm. She is getting SO MUCH attention, not just from family, but I have about 20 people a day (at LEAST) coming up and asking about her, where is she from, what's her name, etc. I'm not sure if folks think she's Haitian and I'm abducting her, or whether they are genuinely and positively curious. I'm going with the latter! Also, the staff here all say "hola" whenever they pass her, which they don't to the rest of us. She is like a little super star here. And Im not sure why exactly, except her cuteness, but that can't be all of it. It's a bit weird, and I'm glad she's not old enough to notice. She can just bask in the attention and not think it strange or different.

So now, in the interest of not wasting a minute of vacation time... I'm signing off. Pictures upon out return. Thanks to those who prayed for our safe arrival!


Amy said...

So glad you made it safely. Enjoy!

Long Journey Big Dreams said...

glad to hear that you made it there safe and sound. Have a great holiday!

Nobody said...

have fun! i can't wait to hear all about it when you come back. ;)

Michelle said...

Charlie *IS* insanely cute, but I think it has a little to do with your location and everything that's just goen on wiht Haiti. I was thinking about that before you left actually. Regardless of the reason though, there's no harm in her basking in positive good vibes.
So glad you're having good weather! It's been windy and much cooler than normal here. As far south as we are, we'd have to go further still to have proper weather. Today it won't even hit 70.
Have fun and enjoy all the sunshine and warm weather while you've got it!