Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Earhquake and some pics

Mom and Dan in front of Mosque
Unknown family member buried at Humayun's tomb
(My favorite pic yet)

Entrance to Humayun's Tomb (that's our gruff tour guide).

India Gate. We couldn't get anywhere near it due to crowds.

President's Home - a mix of Roman, Hindu, and Persian Architecture.
Apparently there was a 4.3 earthquake here this morning. Dan and Mom both felt it, Dan ran to the door, and I slept through the whole thing. So we thought we'd post this am just to make sure our family knows we're just fine. I can now post some pics too.
We called home to let Aunt Dawn and kids know about the earthquake, and then I remembered something: Maddie and I were watching a movie right before we traveled(some Disney thing) where the girl's Dad dies in an earthquake. Maddie kept on talking about it, how people die in earthquakes, and that's why they need wills, etc. For those of you who know Maddie, this isn't surprising. She talks about death matter of factly and often. Before people start thinking we're a dark family, we're not. . . we lost a few pets very close tgether, and Madeline saw our dog get hit by a car. You kind of have to explain things after that.

I had a little panic attack last night about our flight not being listed on our receipt, but after calling our travel agent, I am back to calm, cool, and collected. Bring on the Embassy!


Anonymous said...

I just had a feeling to go check the blog for updates. SO glad to hear you're all okay with the earthquake. Glad I never heard about it or I'd have really panicked! Still thinking of you all every minute of every day. Tell your Mom the Patriots are winning and she looks great in that picture. Good luck at the embassy and with your flight Monday night! Be sure to let us know when you make it to Kolkata :) Yeah, the countdown is down to hours!!!!
Love, Carrie

Missy and Paul said...

I am loving the cultural journey you guys are on over there. The geek in me has always been fascinated with this stuff! I'm dying to hear about it all and see Dan's new instruments (of course!). Peter keeps saying an "extra special prayer for Max, Uncle Dan and Aunt Kristy so they get home OK" each night. We're thinking of you all constantly, and can't wait for you to get home safe and sound with that little bundle of smiles! It's not long now!!!
Missy and Paul

Kristi said...

Glad you are enjoying your time so far!! How are you liking the food? That was one of my favorite parts of being in India!! Good luck at the Embassy!!!


Tara said...

I know you will not be posting while at the Embassy but I continue to stalk your blog--- just in case you get a random/phantom wireless connection. OCD- I can't help it. Thinking of all of you. Can't wait to see the pics of you guys meeting and holding Max...

Anonymous said...

It's 5:40 in the evening for you. The embassy is now behind you, and you will be with Max in just a few hours -
The kids are great. Sleeping good, and we are cooking a Thanksgiving supper for both Papas, Aunt Moo Moo and Auri tonight.
We miss you all. The kids get very excited to read about where you are. Hopefully tomorrow they will see their brother's pic.
See you Friday!!!
(Maddie asked me this morning about the donuts and soda. I guess the eggs and milk just wasn't what I promised her.)

Anonymous said...

I am sitting in a food court in some random mall in the middle of Georgia and looking at your pictures of India makes me nostalgic... so different from where I am now!! I'm glad you guys are having fun. Tom and I have been talking about you non-stop and finding random wireless networks to check for pictures of Max. My other source of entertainment is hearing Maddie stories... donuts and soda for breakfast... she's definitely MY niece! See you Friday.


Anonymous said...

Another Maddie Storie . . .
Maddie told me that she has a son. Right now she does not talk to him. When I asked why she said
"Because he likes the Yankess". No kidding - she said this out of the blue. Her Papa wasn't even here.

She is not happy with me right now. I told her I would bring her to school so I could meet her teacher. We hurried up, got ready, car seats in car, drove up the rode - - - - completely flat tire. Aunt Moo Moo came and got her, but she was late for school.

The Labontes said...

Yes, I'm commenting on my own blog. Maddie does indeed have a son, and before we left he had to move to his grammie's house because he liked the Yankees. He's very naughty a lot of the time, and Maddie is constantly disciplining him. If DHS ever wanted to know how we disciplined our kids, they'd just have to watch Maddie and her son :)