Last Friday Honey dropped me off at the airport for a 5:30pm flight to Birmingham. Usually when we fly Southwest we are not anxious about security; Southwest has their own terminal and I have never seen a line before. Well, July 16 was a different story. There were people lined up outside to check baggage, hundreds of people to wade through once I got inside and FOUR full lines to go through security. I turned to the lady checking I.D.s and started laughing. She smiled and told me that there was a “convention coming through”.
It was then I noticed all the green and pink. So much green and pink. It took me back to my Troy State University days, when the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority had their chapter room in our dorm. I spoke to the woman in front of me and asked if AKA had held a convention that week in Missouri. The answer? Yes. 7000 women attended!!! Dude. 7000 women, a large portion of which were trying to get through security at that very moment.
Once I arrived at my gate I called Honey and just laughed with him about it all. Then I called my dear friend Monica and laughed with her too. So Much Green and Pink. Blazers. Dresses. Shirts. Hats.
Here is a photo of my gate. I can count 17 women wearing AKA apparel in this photo and know there were another six off to the left in wheel chairs.
Love me some babies! Seriously. This is my favorite stage. . . I love it. Even told Anna I would take her home and raise her for the first 3-6 months if she wanted and then would give her back. No takers on that one. Oh well.
Sunday morning my daddy’s car pulled out of the garage at 6:30am with me, my mom, and him ready for a road trip back to my home. Such a quick trip. So worth it!
I am SO DELIGHTED that you got to hold your new (and so beautiful it makes me want another one) niece! What a precious treasure.
Yea!!! Thank you for coming!
The bow in the hair would have clashed with the awesome zebra print pink piping sun dress. What a great surprise for Anna!
What a fun surprise!! I know you loved the time with Anna and her family, especially little Naomi :).