Thursday, July 10, 2008


Later today I am flying to Florida so that I can FINALLY bring Chelsea home!!! After researching flying/shipping Chelsea up here, to the tune of close to $1,000, we decided that it would be cheaper for me to fly home, rent an SUV and drive her here. Luckily for me, I was able to talk my mom into driving up with me and then flying back a few days later. My mom, Chelsea and I will make the 14 hour drive up on'll be a long day, but it'll be worth it and it's been a long time coming!

I can't wait to see the look on Brady's face once Chelsea is here as he LOVES to look at her picture on my cell phone!! There are times that we talk about Chelsea and he says, "dog", so I know he knows who she is. The last time we were at my parents he kept giving her kisses, which was super cute.

This will be the longest amount of time that I'll be away from Brady, so that's going to be interesting too....for both of us! I was putting him down for his nap today and saying good-bye in case he's still asleep when I leave and I was getting more upset than I anticipated I would, so I hope I don't turn into a basket case on the plane!! I'm also curious to see how Brady and dad do for 2 1/2 days alone, without mommy...if only I could be a fly on the wall!!! I'm not sure what Alan has planned for the two of them, but I'm sure they will manage to have some fun!!

Chelsea....Mommy's on her way!!!! We can't wait to FINALLY have you home with us!! (sorry mom and dad..I know you were hoping we'd leave her there, but our house just doesn't feel right without her here!!!)


Shana said...

I'm sure Alan and Brady will be fine:) Maybe too much junk food and TV for Brady but he will recover, he, he. Glad to hear Chelsea will join the family again though. Have a safe drive!

Stefanie said...

Beth, I am so happy you are going to have Chelsea home with you! Brady will be so excited :-) I know what you mean about your parents wanting to keep her...our parents took Zeda for about 9 months when we lived in an apartment and they were crushed when we "reclaimed" her!
I'm sure Alan and Brady will have excellent male bonding time - and both will be thrilled when you get home!