Thought this picture was very fitting - we're keeping Chris's homecoming on the 'down-low' as we will be flying up to suprise his BFF next weekend in Minnesota. They look like they are sharing a secret, but I think Chloe had just got done rubbing her daddy's back. SSHHHH on Facebook!
I flew down to SLC Friday night, the flight was a 45 minute mid-air death trap! Actually it wasn't that bad until we hit turbulence and I saw the male flight attendant knock into the wall (Southwest is HILARIOUS at times when you fly if you get the right people and the flight attendants were hilarious!). Anyway ... when we hit the turbulence and he fell against the wall, I squealed and grabbed the guy's leg next to me! Thankfully I had pre-warned him that I am not a good flyer so he was prepared ...
SO many things I could go on about. What it comes down to is ... Chris is home on US soil. His daughter, Chloe and his parents were able to meet him at the gate. My heart hammered so much when I first saw him, then I stood away from him and his group of well wishers so I didn't intrude. So hard not to run up and give him a huge hug. I eventually met his folks (very nice!) and ... his daughter, Chloe. She is the sweetest thing ever. I hope one day Camille and Chloe meet, they will be like two peas in a pod! My nerves were shot from the anticipation of seeing Christopher again, meeting his folks, and most of all .. meeting his 10 year old daughter.
Spending time not only with Chris after so long apart, plus the added pleasure of meeting Chloe really made my weekend fantastic. We spent most of the day at .. Lagoon ... I am an expert at Lagoon now ... and rode most of the rides with her. Chris seemed very tired and I don't blame him ... long flight home and his body is turned upside down. Chloe held my hand a lot and gave lots of hugs. The best, and personally, the neatest thing is .. she has no idea that we are dating. I feel very, I can't explain it .. fortunate .. that I was able to meet his daughter. It means a lot to me and I know that he trusts me with her, so that in itself means the world to me.
Leaving Monday ... well, I'm still working on the emotions from it. We'll leave it at that for now. Will post more pics after I get to Minnesota so I don't feel like I'm giving away secrets!