Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Honey and Papa's Arrival

They made it!! Honey and Papa arrived in Doha Sunday night. With tears and hugs it was a SWEET sweet reunion!! All of us were so excited. The boys were off the wall...absolutely BONKERS! They couldn't stand to do anything but get to the airport to pick up H & P. I was so anxious and excited I could hardly talk, much less eat dinner before we picked them up.

Anxiously waiting...


We didn't take our eyes off those doors. As soon as we saw H&P we dropped the boys on the other side of the wall. They went runnin'...



We tried to get the luggage porter to take a picture of all of us...turns out his English was ZERO and he thought we wanted to take HIS picture.

Honey and Papa brought these toy lizards to the boys. Security in Dallas was extremely relieved to know they (and their long tails) weren't real, all though it took some serious convincing by Honey.
They snagged Papa's peanut butter but left the lizards.

Their flights were smooth and easy but the food was a little shady. We ran by Chili's to fill up our tummies and ease them into the Middle East. "No Place like Chili's"

We've had loads of fun since they've been here. Doha's main event and feature for Honey and Papa has been, (you guessed it)...BROOKS and BARRETT. And I can't begin to explain what it feels like to have my mama and daddy around...whew...nothing like it! We have enjoyed every second of each other. The boys can't get enough. Jet lag has proved to be OK. They are toughin' it out and doing well. 3 am wake up calls but hopefully each night will get better.
They've already had a good (or should I say bad?) dose of Doha driving. Getting used to the driving is worse that getting used to a 8 hour time change. Crazy drivers and constant round-abouts prove for some woozie car trips :(
Thank goodness there isn't much to do in Doha, plus its just too darn hot to do anything but stay in the A/C. No doubt the Watkins have been quickly introduced to our life in the Arab world. More posts and pics to come.

13 comments:

Sharon said...

OMG!! I love it! I got an e-mail your mom sent out that they were there and the Bees came running! I'm certain that was the best thing that she could have ever imagined! What a blessing!! So so so happy for all of ya'll!!!

shannonmichaelis said...

love it!!!! getting teary just imagining not seeing my parents for 6 months and then the glorious reunion!!! have a blast with the folks.

Caryn said...

WOULD you STOP IT with those precious arrival pictures!!!!! I am balling just looking at your sweet sweet sweet reunion, seriously the tears are rolling!! So glad they got there without complication and Just so excited for all of you to be together :) Can't wait to hear more about your visit and upcoming trip!!!

Ethan's Folks said...

I'm teary eyed just thinking about the reunion you guys had in the airport. You are such a trooper. I can't imagine being so far from my parents, you remind me to treasure the times I do see them.

Katy said...

Oh! I am overwhelmed with emotion! I am SO GLAD Honey and Papa are there with you. I know you heart is settled now! ;) Y'all have such a good time, and we can't wait for them to bring you back with them to TX!!!!!

Jan said...

Been watching for these pictures & sweet post!! Sooo glad ya'll are sharing this time! Yep,it makes us all teary to read your eloquence & see those happy faces!! Only for her love for you & yours would my sister Jerry travel so far!! Can't wait to see you! Aunt Jan

Gayla Harris said...

So glad to hear your parents made it safely and are enjoying their time with the grandsons. Such a sweet reunion. Are you packed yet for Italy? I'm sure ya'll will have a fantastic trip. Hopefully we can hook up this summer.

nanflan said...

Hooray for the parents! It's written on all over their faces how much they've missed y'all!

angie said...

OH I am SOOOO glad you are getting some love from your mom and dad. Those pictures made me tear up they were so sweet. Have a wonderful visit and post away!

Hillary Kouba said...

That is so sweet watching them run up to Honey and Papa! I'm sure everyone was tearing up! I'm glad they could come visit for a little while!

Lynn said...

So Sweet! I know you are having a great time with them.

The Fox Family said...

What an awesome post! I am so glad you are getting to spend some much needed time with your parents. I love the picture of the boys running to meet your parents - so incredibly sweet! When are you heading to Houston? We really want to get together while you are in town!

Jenise Livesay said...

Okay, I just teared up watching the arrival! How special. It has to be unimaginably hard to wait for them, but that welcome from the boys looks priceless!