Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Eagle Has Landed!

It's late so just a quick blurb here to let all know that Jungle Mom and crew arrived as scheduled into Miami Friday night and then on into Tampa this morning. Everyone looked well and healthy just a little frazzled, but that is to be expected after what they have just gone through.

I was blessed to be able to spend the day with them and my son, Josh. We picked them up at the airport a little after 10 a.m. Saturday and drove them to the house they had rented. Their son had gotten the key the day before and was able to get set up in his room Friday night. He also had the air conditioning running and food which our mom had prepared in the fridge. Of course, mom had also sent a huge bowl of fruit and had instructed Rita's son to set it in the middle of the table. It was so welcoming to walk in and see it there!
It was nice not having to prepare lunch because mom had sent over a huge pan of fried rice, a large salad and dressing, a home-made chocolate cake. Oh, and our brother John came over for a few hours too!

After a little bit of down time and just laying around visiting, we headed to Super Wal-Mart. It was almost too much for Jungle Mom and Yekwana Man to handle! I wish you could have been there. JM was running around the produce and not picking up anything! Finally she decided on a bag of peeled and washed baby carrots. Then a bag of salad. Then she started getting in the groove! Since they had just arrived into town and Clint is flying out early Monday morning to pick up a van they purchased up in Tennessee from a friend, JM wanted enough food for the 2 days her hubby would be away. Well by the end of the first aisle, her buggy was half full! We teased her to slow down on her choices as she still had lots of aisles to look at. She would just stand in awe at all the meat on the shelves! We did find some packages of turkey wings which made her laugh as she picked them up and said, "I have seen these lately." It was so much fun shopping.Can you imagine all of us in there like a caravan on a Saturday!? It was so crowded and we were so rowdy and just a-laughing at every little thing. Let's see, there was Clint, Rita, Jewel, Jayde, John, Josh R, and myself all grocery shopping! What a hoot we had! I would have given anything to have had my digital camera with me!

Well to close, I dropped my Josh off at his house in Tampa around 9:45 Saturday night, then I headed north to my home. It was so lonesome walking in and finding nobody here! I miss Agustin and Shane so much but know they are having the time of their lives with loads of relatives! Tonight was the big shin-dig for the graduating law students. The meal was to begin at 8 p.m. and culminate at 4 a.m. with Mariachis!! Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay!

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

Thought about you alot today. Glad everyone is safe and "shopping"!

Rebecca said...

Boy I wish I could have been there! What a sight that must have been!

Beach Girl said...

I had to laugh at Wal Mart being almost too much. Although there is really no comparison with JM, I remember how I (and my 3 boys) felt the frist time we hit a Target store after moving out here to the island. The biggest thing here is the Dollar Tree, so Target was a definite "Whoa!" It was just way too much stimulation, LOL!

Memories were made at Wal Mart and that shopping spree will never be forgotten. :-)

Vanessa

luvvom said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I'm so glad that jungle mom and family got there safely! Tell them hey!...and don't get too lonely!

Tiany said...

Oh what i would give to had gone shopping with you all, LOL sounds like a great time! LOL Im glad to hear all made it back safely.

What fun DH and son must be having too, what a Fiesta!!!

Hugs & Besos to you, wish I could keep you company! Hey next time we are in Miami I will have to let you know and maybe meet you somewhere for a short visit! :-)

jennifer said...

I am so happy to hear that all have arrived safely!

I look forward to reading and seeing all the photos of the get together!

I also am looking forward to reading more and more from Rita
Jen

Kitty said...

I am so glad they arrived safe and sound!!!

I would have loved to have seen this WalMart trip, too--it sounds like so much fun!!!! =)

Jackie said...

Thanks for the update. I checked your blog all day yesterday to see if they arrived safely. THANKS!

Susan said...

I'm so glad JM and her family have arrived safely!!! It would have been so much fun to be in on that shopping trip! ;)

Just Theresa said...

So happy to hear they arrived safe.

Jungle Mom in wal-mart! The pictures would have made me cry, and laugh at the same time.

Webutante said...

SO happy to know they're safely back in the US! May God bless you all during this time of transition.

Baptist Girl said...

WELCOME HOME RITA AND FAMILY.


Cristina

Julie's Jewels said...

Hello my friend!! Its good to be back. I see you have been busy!! I hope you're doing well!!

Lyndy said...

Bet you all had a blast in Wal-mart. So gald you are having fun with your sis and her family.