Look who I found in Seattle:
Baby Garnish â€“ as known as Cullen. His momma Emily used to live in Charlotte and weâ€™ve been blog friends ever since. I was so happy my work trip allowed a bit of a layover so I could come over and see Emily, her husband, and their baby.
But first â€“ a long, long five hour journey from Atlanta to Seattle. I didnâ€™t realize how long of a journey it was until I was trapped on the plane!
For lunch: I bought a hummus, broccoli, and carrot platter from Starbucks and supplemented with some bread I had stashed in my suitcase.
And an apple + airplane peanuts.
And another Apple Crusher with a Kind bar, eaten while watching the new show Once Upon a Time, which was so good.
And thenâ€¦ I held myself my first newborn! I donâ€™t have much baby experience and was pretty nervous that I was going to drop him or break his little neck or give him some scary travelerâ€™s disease. But Cullen went easy on me. No crying or pooping.
And Emily, of course, looks BEAUTIFUL and happy and calm! So very, very wonderful. If you read her blog, sheâ€™ll be back to blogging regularly soon. She remarked that she currently feels like her little family is in a time warp. â€œIs it really MONDAY?â€ she said. I guess a baby will do that to a girl!
Iâ€™m going to snag the baby back and then jump in the shower. Then itâ€™s time for an Operation Beautiful presentation and a red-eye back home!