Monday, February 15, 2010
Sleeping peacefully on the flight from New York to Venice. 10 hours!
Hanging out in the ATL.
New York, here we come!
We started our trek in Albuquerque and had a peaceful flight to Atlanta. Amber did very well on the plane with no crying. Once in Atlanta Amber had some down time and got to stretch out. Then on to New York, where upon landing, she got a little bit fussy, not bad at all. Soon we boarded our flight to Venice. Amber was still a little bit fussy. But who wouldn't be when our departure time comes and goes as we wait for an ill man to get off the plane at the last minute (not that my heart doesn't go out to him). The real kicker is when he got off the plane we had to wait for them to find his bags which were already loaded.
The rest of the trip went really well. I wasn't crazy about getting off the plane last (as I am usually off as fast as humanly possible), nor was I happy about Delta not letting people with babies and kids board before zones ahead of them. Everything else went great (the woman sitting next to Amber on the long flight was not too happy to be sitting next to a baby and even less so when I took a picture)! But we made it safely without a hitch.
at 12:44 AM
So who remembers me commenting several months ago that Amber and I should make it to Italy by Andy's birthday (12/9)? I DO! And then, who remembers be saying we WOULD be there by Christmas? Anyone, anyone? As New Years Day came and went I remember thinking that we would definately make it by the end of the month. Well, we finally arrived on February 12th. It is some kind of miracle! Andy missed his little girl a lot... and Amber too. J/k.
at 12:40 AM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Cost of driving back and forth to Albuquerque to submit visa applications and other paperwork.....$267.00
Application fees for 2 military dependent passports and Italian visas.....$900.00 (of course the Air Force picked up the tab for this check).
Waiting about 3 months for 2 visas to be granted from the Italian consulat.....1 person's sanity (mine).
Waiting another couple of weeks for the Air Force to process more paperwork before we can leave......What was left of my sanity.
Being granted Italian visas so Amber and I can be reunited with Andy......Priceless!
at 6:09 PM
This winter we have been getting so much snow, it has been awesome. Of course it means Amber and I stay in doors a lot but it isn't so bad with a nice warm fire, hot cocoa, and Mom's big screen TV (with all the re-runs of Friends, Grey's Anatomy, and Gilmore Girls I can stand).
I finally took Amber out for a walk and discovered that, some where underneath that giant snow suit is my little snow angel.
at 5:57 PM