She left when Rae was barely crawling, and she was coming home to a running, jumping, talking toddler! Not to mention two new nephews that she had yet to even meet!
We all arrived at the airport an easy-hour early. We were just too excited....and like, what if she for some reason got in early?! She didn't get there early. But that's okay. Rae and Charlie were beyond obsessed with the balloons we had. So that provided ample entertainment while we waited.
When she finally did come out, it was seriously the sweetest sight to see. As soon as we saw her, Garrett's mom left the group and ran up as close to the terminal-exit as she could. Mads was sort of sauntering out, but she ran those last few steps into her mom's arms. It was a privilege to witness such a reunion.
Madelyn's presence (and humor) has definitely been missed this last year and a half. But she picked right up as if she never left. Just hanging out in the Frame's living room, with Charlie and Rae running around, and random do-dads from the Philippines sprawled about....it's one of my favorite memories from the trip.
The weekend came to an end waaaaay too quickly and we might have been a little teary as we boarded the plane. The countdown to our next reunion (AT DISNEYLAND!!!!) began immediately!!