Wednesday, August 18, 2004


We had the day from hell on Tuesday! We were seated on the plane by 10:00am. We were scheduled to leave at 10:40am. We ended up taking off an hour late at 11:40am because they had a temperature control problem on the plane. (I guess, they could have used the expertise of WMI/WSM!). So we, finally, get in the air and not too long after that they start calling for a medical doctor on board over the speaker. Uh-oh...not good! Then a little while later they start asking for a Midwife! Double uh-ho!! Finally, they tell us a woman has given birth on the plane to a baby girl. We have to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland!! The woman and baby girl are doing fine. Great, happy for them! That's good for them but bad for the rest of us on board! Especially when we haven't seen our daughter back home for over two weeks. So, we land in Newfoundland and they get the mother and baby (and she had four other kids on board with her!) off the plane within 10 min. but we sit there for another hour and half while they, supposedly, fuel up the plane. Finally, we are on our way again. We are 45 min. from landing when they tell us we can't land because there are thunderstorms in Chicago. I, seriously, almost freaked! Our poor little Brenna has been waiting for us since 12:15 and it is now 4:00pm! So, we start circling and circling and circling and finally we land at about 4:45pm. So, we ended up being on that plane for about 14 hours! The good news is that Aubree was amazing on the plane! She couldn't have been better.

So, we get through passport control, Immigration, luggage claim and customs and we run to the exits and there is our Brennie girl with Nik and my mom. What a beautiful site they were. We were all crying and laughing and hugging. Gosh, it was so good to see family again! Brenna immediately loved Aubree and couldn't stop hugging and kissing her and Aubree handled it pretty good!

Once we arrived home Aubree was pretty overwhelmed with the dogs and the house and just being somewhere different. She has been pretty much crying off and on but it's going to take time. We will let everyone know how she is doing!

It's GREAT to be home. We can't wait to see everyone! Thanks again to everyone for their support!

Shannon, Dave, Brenna and Aubree!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you all, and that you finally made it home!! I will definetly be picking your brain before we leave! :0) Congratulations once again, we are thrilled for you!

Andrew & AmBuer (Oleg's team)

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you guys,
we are very happy for you and we are glad that you are home safe and sound. We will talk to you soon.
Annie and Chad

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the saying goes "All's well that ends well" and you could not have had a happier ending. We are so happy for all of you and can't wait to meet your new addition to the family!!! Take care and remember to just take one day at a time and everything will work out great for everyone!!!! All our Love, Rita, Terry and Oscar

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy was it a long day on Tueday, but definitely worth the wait. Our adorable Aubree is now home. We know she will have a period of adjustment, but soon it will be like she was always here. Brenna was soooo good during the long day at the airport waiting for Shan and Dave's 12:15 flight that was delayed until 4:32. We got to O'Hare about 10:15 so to help keep Brenn occupied we rode the airport shuttle many times, went up and down the escalators many times and she also chewed alot of gum. By the time they came through the gate at 5:30 we were all so excited and crying I can't even remember what we all said. I do have a clear image though of Dave, Shannon and Brenna all hugging and then the moment that Shannon introduced Brenna to Aubree. Brenna said to Shan mom she is beautiful and she is. We are so happy you are back and that Aubree is part of our family now. We know there will be a period of adjustment but remember we are here to help if you need us. We love you all so much. Love Mom and Dad

3:42 PM  
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