Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Thanksgiving trip

Braden took another airplane trip, but this time he got to be awake for it, and it wasn't a plane just for him:-) He did very well on his flights... since he does not swallow well, we worried about his ears popping, but eventually he would yawn a few times after fussing for a few minutes. But he never cried. He traveled better than mommy, who still struggles with motion sickness.

It was a WONDERFUL trip, as we got to spend some quality time with friends and family, and the baptism renewal was a feel-good celebration. It was nice for the family to get to meet the little man, and most of them just gushed over our sweet little man. Braden got to meet Aunt Shala and his uncles Brent & Scott this trip, as weel as most of his great and great-great grandparents this trip, and those he didn't get to meet, he will see over the Christmas break.

It was a whirlwind trip, and we know that many of you sent our little guy with some gifts, but we had to leave them behind for us to open for him at Christmas time... so your thank-you's will come late. In the meantime, we would like to thank everyone who traveled to come spend the time with us to celebrate. We also want to thank those who made some sacrifices on our behalf, so that we could share in this celebration of life... the Baus family who made it possible for us to get plane tickets home, the Crawshaws who picked us up and let us borrow their van for the duration of the trip, AND baked many treats for us to enjoy, and the Hennen's who graciously lent us a carseat for Braden while we were home.

It was so nice to see everyone, and we can't wait to see you all at Christmas!
Kodi, Brad, Braden


shalamarie said...

We loved seeing you guys. I am so happy that you were able to get home. I love you all......

Tonya said...

It was our pleasure and honor to be a part of Braden's first trip to Kansas (HOME! :) ). We loved seeing each of you, spending some time cuddlin' with the sweet boy and sharing in your special day on Sunday. Being with you all was our greatest Thanksgiving blessing - we've been telling everyone about "our" sweet boy and what an amazing and inspiring job you are doing as parents. We are so proud of you! --- Can't wait to spoil you at Christmas! Love you all, Tonya and Co.

Gram said...

It was so good to see you. I can't believe what a chunk he has become. He is such a sweet baby. Bradens new cousin Peyton can't wait to meet him at Christmas time. Love to all. I can't wait to spend some time with you at Christmas.

Kathy Coit said...

Dear Brad and Kodi,

It was so great to see your little guy's baptism renewal. He's growing into quite a big fella, and so adorable.

Thank you so much for the framed photo that Debby passed along to me. I never expected anything like that. We would have stayed for your luncheon, but since we had a first-time guest with us that morning and I had already prepared lunch at home, I figured we'd better move along.

May God continue to bless your family.

Kathy, Ben & Family

Debra Rose said...

It was so great to be a part of his baptism renewal. It was awesome to see all 3 of you and pinch his little cheeks. He will hate that later you know.

We can't wait to see you at Christmas.

Deb Rose