Thursday, February 26, 2009

All's Well That Ends Well....


Aunt Kenzie was very unhappy when MOM decided she could not got to Utah with us to see Danielle and the new baby. I decided it would not be a good idea for her to miss school (three days) dance and drill team practice (two days) and performances (two...) (Thank heavens she did not come because she would have had to go and come home without seeing the baby like Reid.) But I felt bad and I wanted her to see Baby Emree and Danielle as much as she did (SHE DID NOT BELIEVE ME!) I decided to stay longer than originally planned since Emree came a week later than we had expected (or hoped) and since I was going to be there, on a whim I decided to make Mackenzie a flight on Sunday and fly her home with me on Monday. I called Mackenzie with the surprise. She didn't believe me at first but was excited to come (brownie points for me....). We decided to keep it a secret from Danielle.

Mackenzie had to get her self to the airport in Spokane. (She has never driven out of town.) She had to find the airport, park the car in the parking garage, check herself in and pick up her bag, where Jordan was going to pick her up and bring her to Danielle's. Not particularly easy but doable right? She got to the airport, (only one missed exit), she parked the car in the parking garage, (well almost---just a few 100 yards away and a long walk), she checked herself in, (wait, I told her her flight was on Alaska Airlines, but it was Delta), she checked her self in at the right counter, (umm, her flight was for yesterday---thank heavens the flight had room for her) she paid for her bag, (nope, didn't bring any money). This is where it all got tricky. She called me in tears. I told her to get back in line and hand her cell phone to the Delta employee. I told him we would need to pay her baggage over the phone with credit card....he told me no. This was not their policy. Hadn't I read their website? This policy been posted for over six months. (Yeah, in my spare time I read the Delta website fine print...) I asked if I could speak to a supervisor. Sunday, no supervisor. I started to cry (Kenzie was already crying). I asked him if I could borrow the $15 dollars and mail it to him and an additional $50 tomorrow.) I think this is when he began to realize I was desperate. He took my credit card number over the phone. She arrived and we surprised Danielle. The visit was short but well worth it. Kenzie's going to be a great Aunt.



WE did however miss our plane on the way home---(long story) and got to stay an extra night.

Here our a couple of more pictures from our visit with Emree.
Uncle Jordan at the hospital


The Tyler Andre Family---Going Home


The Going Home Outfit--(every occasion needs a special outfit right?)


Sleeping in her crib


The Grandma's

9 comments:

Jess said...

SO glad everything worked out in the end :)What a beautiful baby!

Cassidy said...

How fun!! Surprises are the best. I love that Emree has the same pink pajamas with the brown flowers as Meg. Good taste! CUTE going home outfit!

Kathy said...

Cute, cute, baby. I am glad everything turned out OK. I just had my own airport drama on Monday and you are right they have to know you are serious before they kick out of robot mode!

the Horton Hurricane said...

these pioctures bring tears to my eyes what a beautiful angel Emree is, and what cute young grandmas! Kenzie, you will love being an aunt to that little girl I promise you wont believe how much you will love her. Enjoy love,
Jenny

Puhlman said...

OK now that is one cute baby. I love her cheeks. And I do have to ask how on earth this little Emree has the youngest looking grandparents around. You lucky girls you.

MCCONKIE FAMILY said...

You "Grandma's" look way to young to be Grandma's!!! You and Kathy both have such fun airline stories!!! I am always TOO early and have 2 of everything (not good)!!! That is the most precious baby...can't wait for 46 days till Stacy has her little girl! C-Section have their disadvantages but it sure helps with scheduling! Life is Good!!!

Ty and Dani said...

We were so happy to have you here and to have Kenzie. It was a blast and Emree is missing you lol trust me!

Kelly and Stacey said...

Oh, I'm so glad Kenzie got to come see her. That has to be the cutest going home outfit I've ever seen. She is absolutely beautiful.

Ty and Dani said...

Bonnie says Thanks for putting her on the blog and " Don't we look amazing, that is, for Grandmas!"