....and still counting!
Through some kind of miracle my mother was actually able to make it over here as scheduled. I picked her up from Schiphol Airport yesterday morning and found out we still have the same genes: we showed up in nearly identical outfits (white pants and a green top). She flew stand-by thanks to a friend at Delta who let her use a buddy pass. That meant a MAJOR discount on the ticket, and we love a good discount.
She brought me all kinds of goodies from the USA, including a 2 pound box of See's Candy..... boy do I love my mother!I had 'ordered' a few things for her to bring over because they're either impossible to get here, or ridiculously expensive. I got a new laundry sorter (an absolute essential in this house), a cupcake stand to help add fun to birthday parties, and a huge amount of candy and cake mixes. The best part: mom and dad decided I wasn't going to pay them back for any of it because they wanted it to be an early Birthday present! Thank you guys, I love you! They didn't leave out Sander and the kids either, they're the best. Even my sister Marissa sent a gift over for the new baby: a beautiful warm knit blanket... I love it Marissa, thank you.
So yeah, we'll give mom a few days to get over jetlag, and then it's baby birthing time as far as I'm concerned! Next Monday sounds kinda nice...