Saturday, September 22, 2007
Home Sweet Home!

Painting by artist Camilla Connolly.

I'm back home after 10 days in Las Vegas and I couldn't be happier!

Yesterday I took a chance and showed up way early at the Las Vegas airport and actually caught an earlier flight home. I got home at 11:00 AM (instead of 2:10 PM) and picked Snuggle Bug up out of daycare by 11:45 AM. He was so happy to see me! He gave me a big hug and on the drive home he told me three separate times, "I miss you, Mama!" He's never said that before so it really made my heart melt!

Snuggle Bug and I went out for lunch and then out for ice cream (I felt a little spoiling was in order). Then we went home for a nap.

When I told Snuggle Bug that he had to lay down for a nap, he insisted on sleeping in my bed with me. So there we were, in my king-sized bed and he kept saying, "I sleep by you, Mama" and he got closer and closer to cuddle and insisted on sharing my pillow. It was so sweet.

Oronzo was quite happy to see me as well. He told me he missed me a lot too!

It's so nice to be home! Thank you, God, for getting me back here safe and sound.

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At 5:56 AM, Blogger Carey said...

welcome home.

At 7:35 AM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

Lovely story. I'm sure you're glad to be home.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Kelli said...

Complete and utter sweetness!

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Judith said...

Sometimes we just know to go with our "gut". How beautiful that you surprised your little guy. Even without red slippers, there's no place like home.

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Donetta said...

Welcome home.;)

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Glad to hear you're back home! What a special outing you had w/Snuggle Bug!

At 6:53 PM, Blogger With His Grace said...

How precious! You and he deserved some precious time together, I am sure he was thrilled!!!

Glad you made it back safely and that you will be home for a while.

At 10:31 PM, Blogger STANDARD BUTTERFLY WINGS said...

I am glad that you got back safely...and glad to have discovered your blog. The Fall into Reading Challenge will be fun.

Snuggle Bug obviously missed you a lot. :-)

At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yahoo! You survived your long trip. I hope it was successful and that you had a fun time. And welcome home. I haven't mailed off that book to you, yet, but It's on my list for today. Sorry!

At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you made it home safe and sound.

Welcome back!



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