Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on May-30-2008

The Bun started her day with some great bed head. I can honestly say I don’t have this issue.

We made it to Kansas City, and our room number in the hotel is 1313. I thought having a 13th floor in a building was bad luck. I also just noticed that it is day 311. Lots of 1’s and 3’s…hmm…go figure. The heavy storms were to the north and south of us during the drive. We only saw 3 drops of rain…yeah…I counted ’em (thank God).

You can see how much leg room Tina has in the back seat.

She did figure out how to make herself a cup holder though :).

Half way through the drive, we got Ella out for a diaper change and food break. She’s not a big fan of the car seat, but she perks right up when you take her out.

Once we arrive at the hotel, the Bun enjoyed doing some stretching out…

and Tina and I enjoyed some Kansas City BBQ =).

We’re going to try and hit the road earlier tomorrow because we’re pushing all the way to Denver and it’s going to be about a 9 hour drive.

We expect to be turning up Ella’s oxygen as the elevation increases. The pulse-oximeter will be hooked up to confirm her saturations. We’re praying that she transitions well into the altitude and that she can tolerate the longer drive. Also praying for the good weather to continue.


Jim and Char Jordan on May 30th, 2008 at 9:44 pm #

Thanks for the peek. We are praying for good things to keep on happening to your little family. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Stef on May 30th, 2008 at 10:29 pm #

Hi ajentes – just wanted to say we’re so excited for you to be home soon and SOOOOOO jealous that you had Jack Stack for dinner!! I think Josh almost cried! Love, Stef

The Dirirm Family on May 31st, 2008 at 4:14 am #

Oh I am so excited for you all!! It is the best to finally see the mountains on the horizon and know you are home. We will be praying for your final stretch and that Ella will be a super traveler today. Our God is great!!
The Dirrim family

rachel on May 31st, 2008 at 4:37 am #

What amazing pictures! What amazing parents! What an amazing baby girl! We love Ella. …still praying,
The Pates,
Atlanta, GA

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on May 31st, 2008 at 4:50 am #

What a great feeling – the homestretch! Yeah! We will pray for the altitude adjustment…

tamara tessmer on May 31st, 2008 at 5:17 am #

It is going to be quite a homecoming party for this little miracle. Praying that Ella adjusts well to the altitude change, and that the last day of travel is uneventful and quick. Please keep in touch.


Katy Nilsson on May 31st, 2008 at 5:19 am #

Thank you for sharing journey number 2 across the states with all of us. Great photos! And Ella looks so happy given all the changes over the last couple of days and her history of not liking change. Have a safe trip to Denver. Just click your heels 2 times as you leave Kansas and say ‘there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…”

Anne & Bob on May 31st, 2008 at 5:53 am #

Gainesville prayers are with you on your final stretch as they have been for the entire trip. Wish we had been as wise as you many years ago traveling from Alabama to Kansas with a 3 month old in making the days shorter. You are so wise! Many blessings as all of you adjust to the altitude and finally arrive home. There is no place like home!!!!

The Kuhn Family on May 31st, 2008 at 7:25 am #

I pray the Bun makes it for all those hours feeling the excitment that y’all have. The altidude does sound a bit nerve-racking to have that change so fast, but she has it in her blood from Mommy and Daddy. I pray that you don’t have an issue at all and that Ella just feels the love of coming home. She has so many people just hardly waiting to meet and greet her. Have a few Starbucks and y’all will be fine. Seems like Mommy has already figured out how to make a “home” wherever she is and will be fine having that nice Starbucks sitting in her cup holder – lol. LoriAnn, Tom, Tyler, Zackary, Seth and Jonny.

Williamsburg on May 31st, 2008 at 9:01 am #

Williamsburg…might have to check that place out sometime =)
Just goes to show that God is bigger than any combination of numbers and things that come in 3’s are usually terrific, like God himself and you three! Can’t wait to see the new “crossing the state line” pictures with the whole fam! Hang in there, Miss Ella, you are almost there! XOXOXO

Kristen on May 31st, 2008 at 9:11 am #

Wonderful update. Praying that travel is a smooth as possilbe. Blesssings! Kristen

The Rainey Family on May 31st, 2008 at 9:33 am #

So glad your trip is going well, and so excited for you to almost be home! Our prayers are with you for the homestretch!!

Joel Snyder on May 31st, 2008 at 11:18 am #

Ella, I am doing some work in the yard with Taco and Manny and they are having a great day. I am praying that this last day of your trip goes well. The weather is sunny and 80 so a perfect one to come home on. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Correia Gang on May 31st, 2008 at 11:40 am #

We can’t wait to se you guys!! It’s a perfect day to come home to CO!!! Let us know when you are settled because we have some surprises for Ella we want to drop by!! Be safe and happy driving!!

Tammy on May 31st, 2008 at 11:50 am #

Ella your not alone in “bed head city”. I have serious bed head issues!!
I’ll be praying for a safe “last leg of the long journey” home. You’ve come such a long way, the lord is awsome!

Chambers Family on May 31st, 2008 at 12:39 pm #

Who needs to scrap book when your parents document every day of your life under your own domain name. This is the future! Incredible!

Tracy Schultz on May 31st, 2008 at 3:01 pm #

Oh, you are almost there! We are praying for a smooth transition to the thinner air. :0)

Laura Marold on May 31st, 2008 at 6:27 pm #

You are almost there!! Praying for a safe trip. Love, Laura M.

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