17 July 2010

we're back!!

At about 2 a.m. on Friday morning, James and I crawled back into our apartment and welcomed the cool embrace of the Seattle nighttime air. Having already spent 4 hours waiting for our connecting flight at DFW, we opted to wait another two hours in exchange for a pair of travel vouchers that amount to a free trip for us sometime in the next year.

We're doing laundry, restocking on perishable foods, and I'm madly processing the worthy photos of the 1800 I took. I kid you not: there were 1800 images on the memory card of my camera -- for six days in Kansas. I hope to post some here soon once I have a few more processed. For now, here's a preview ...

Three of Ewan's (nearly 20!) cousins
Claflin, KS
10 July 2010

The long and the short of it is we had a beautiful and wonderful trip (despite being in my third trimester of pregnancy and putting up with triple-digit temps with some ridiculous humidity). James has the most amazing, welcoming, and loving family. It's amazing to know that the three of us are surrounded by such a spectacular support network -- and that we just so happen to be related to some of them.

I hope to provide more updates soon, but that's about all I have for now. The dryer just finished, and there are some dishes to be done.



NikkiAWardell said...

Hello Kirsten,
Cora's mom, Kristine posted about you on facebook! I have a ten-year-old daughter with Tetralogy. She just had her pulmonary valve replaced on June 3rd. This was her second open heart surgery. She is a spunky little thing and other than being a bit small and a bit less into sports than her friends, she is a "normal" child. Having a heart baby and child comes with unique challenges and difficulties but we have learned so much through this journey. I hope you don't mind if I follow you! Visit us at:
I look forward to updates on Ewan!!

Jill said...

Welcome back! I've missed hearing from you! Glad you had a nice trip before life starts to get crazy for you! :o)

Stefenie said...

Glad you had a great trip!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Happy to hear your trip went well.