Then for the first time in over nine months, we saw "Red" roll down the driveway. Poor Red was packed to the roof, but safely got Gabriel and Alei home from their adventures.
There was great anticipation when Alei produced presents for everyone from Uganda. While I didn't take pictures of the cool treasures she brought home, Moriah did snap this picture of her jewelry gift pile. She visited a place called Hope House where ladies that are ex-prostitutes get to live and make jewelry to support themselves and their children. Alei definitely contributed to their sales for the day she was there!
The rough part of the evening was that Julia got pretty sick. At dinner, she was shivering and not wanting to eat. By bed time, her temperature was strangely under normal, she was lethargic and her heart was racing. JD spent most of the night in the ER with her, but the only thing they found was an ear infection. The EKG was normal, (as was the one that she had when she first came home from Liberia and the Dr. heard an irregular heart-beat.)
Here's the sleeping princess with her darling Uganda doll that Alei brought her.
When I questioned Julia today about her ears, she said, "I was going to tell you that they hurt, I just kept forgetting." Never a dull moment.