Saturday, January 22, 2011

Home....


It's hard to believe its a week since we picked up Charlie at the airport. It didn't feel like 12 months at all since we had seen her but it was so nice to have hugs again. She made us stop the car on as soon as we got out of the airport so she could see the southern cross. All week there had been no stars due to the wet weather but they were shining brightly that night.....

She has been a bit sad [well miserable , really :( ] at leaving Denmark, her wonderful host families and friends but is slowly settling in each day.


She hates this hot weather [what Hot? its under 30c , not that hot at all] lol
She's missing the snow.....


We wondered whether her dog Luey would remember her.......well as soon as she walked in the door, Luey went ballistic, jumping all over her and hasn't left her alone much at all this week :]


That blazer was covered in pins from all over the world, what a memento....



I'd forgotten how messy she is.....:)

It's been the trip of a lifetime for her thanks to the Rotary club here and also in Korsor and her wonderful host families who gave her so much more than just a roof over her head. I've really enjoyed getting to know some of her host mums too...

I'm sure that she will be over to visit again as soon as she can but for now its all the boring mundane stuff like dentists, hairdressers and getting organised for school in a week...

6 comments:

AZviaTx said...

Welcome home Charlie! Your mom has missed you! What a great memento that crazy blazer is. Such a keepsake for her to have in the future. And...I absolutely love the patchworked teddy bear. I want it! That's just the coolest thing ever. I have a thing for handmade dollies. Always have loved them. My family always thought I was nuts for wanting "old dolls" instead of new, shiny, pretty ones. OH well, to each her own, right? You didn't forget Charlie was messy, my dear. You're just in denial!! Happy for you to have your baby back home, safely. Loving wishes, Tina

Kathy said...

Morning Jen..doesn't take long to get into the routine.. so nice to have her home.. am enjoying Shan being here too..
xo

artymess said...

What a fantastic trip ....Ill bet you're pleased she 's home safe and sound ...x

jenny said...

Yes welcome home Charlie... hope you are settling back into the groove of being home :))) Love all those badges... what a wonderful memento...
Loving your journal pages on flickr Jen...

Jenny x

~*~Patty S said...

what a wonderful time Charlie must have had...a great opportunity for a young woman...just like being away was an adjustment I'm sure being back is too.

sweet post Jen
Enjoy * Enjoy your precious girl!
oxo

Sabita said...

it see,ms you enjoyed a lot in the trip,bless you dear...