Friday, October 31, 2008

Grandparent Rendezvous in Minneapolis

Micah's mom had been planning on flying to Fargo to visit Micah's brother and our sister in law who just had a baby. Yes, Andy has a new cousin. Her name is Violet. And Micah's dad was going to surprise her and come along on the trip. So, Micah thought it would be fun if we also surprised her and came to visit for a few hours in Minneapolis while they had a layover before their flight to Fargo.
Alaska Airlines just started flying to Minneapolis last week, so we would be able to use Micah's flight benefits to fly out there. And the flights had plenty of open seats since it is a new route and not very many people know about it yet. It took some convincing for me to say yes. But we did decide to make the quick 13 hour trip. We were going to keep it a secret from his mom, but ended up telling her a few hours before we left so she wouldn't want to catch an earlier flight to Fargo. So yesterday we left Seattle at 7:30am and flew to Minneapolis.
While we were there we ate lunch, sat in a family seating area, had fun visiting and played with Andrew. We thought it would be great for Micah's parents to get to see Andy at this stage since he is so much fun right now. And they definatly don't get to see him enough. The next time they will be able to spend time with him isn't until Christmas. They really appreciated us coming out there, if only for 6 hours. The time for our flight came too soon, and it was time to say good-bye. So we headed back home to Seattle and touched down at Sea-Tac at 8:30pm. Micah's parents are now having fun visiting with Troy, LaRae, Eden and Violet. We are looking forward to December when we all get to be together.

1 comment:

Lyndsay said...

What an appropriate vest for Andy to be wearing on that day. He is certainly going to be a jet setter!