Thursday, November 6, 2008

We're Coming Home!

Friday, November 7th
We're coming home early. Our travel agent woke us last night with news that some seats opened up on Friday night's flight. We had asked a few days ago and at that time it was sold out. Hung has been feeling under the weather and we are ready to get settled in at home with a new routine. We have very much enjoyed our time in Vietnam, and now we are excited to go home and introduce Alex to our world in Minnesota.

Today we're having a low-key day napping and packing. We leave tonight at 11:50pm on a red-eye flight to Korea. We'll arrive in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon around 1:30pm on a NW flight from Chicago. Mom & Dad, will you be home this weekend?

Here are some photos from last night's pre-bedtime playfulness. In the first photo we caught him the middle of saying "Ba" (Dad in Vietnamese). He added "di" (?sp?, pronounced 'Dee'), meaning "go" in Vietnamese, to his vocabulary last night. This morning he's been practicing "hi" quite a bit.


  1. Yay! I love these series of pictures. It's as though Alex as happy as we all are that he's finally coming home. We look forward to seeing you. Let us know if you need anything. We'd be more than happy to help. -Tricia

  2. Oh my! I'll make sure Mom and Dad know you're coming. We can also give you a ride home if needed. Yay!

  3. Yes, Siiri, we are home now (thanks to a text message from Markus) and will be picking you up at the airport tomorrow (Saturday).

  4. What a beautiful, happy baby! I am just bursting with joy for all of you. Hoping that one day we will get to meet Alex, and that you might get to meet our (no longer) babies, too.

    I am sure you are home now and enjoying re-entry into home life. Enjoy every moment, easy or challenging. It's a cliche but it's also the truth that they grow so fast you can't catch them. You are all so lucky to have each other.

    I have the Finnish candleholders you sent us on our mantle and I think of you every winter when we use them. I wish that Minnesota and Vermont were closer.

    Love, Amanda Witman