As I have written in a previous post; my husband and I travelled to the USA in November 2012 to be there to celebrate my youngest sister's 50th birthday. The trip was planned for some time and we booked the tickets in February 2012 to take advantage of discounts. The trip worked around our nieces wedding in Sydney and there are no other family birthdays in November so we thought we were good to go.
In April our third son and his wife announced that they were expecting their second child, they were ecstatic about the news but apologised; the pregnancy, although planned, happened sooner than they expected and they knew that this baby, our next and sixth grandchild would arrive whilst we were travelling.
We were very happy about their news and, amid promises of constant contact and regular photo's, we decided that we would not change our ticketing. This little chap was born on 8 November and we received the news and a photo by text when arriving late at night in Durango, CO. We had to wait three weeks to meet him. To our surprise, this little family were at the airport to meet us, these photos are the beginning of our relationship with him. He welcomed us at the airport and we welcomed him into our ever growing family.