Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday in Memphis

So yesterday Devree and I were fortunate to fly to Memphis. A freak snowstorm affected all of the other flights before ours at Reno. I found it quite strange that all of these people were hanging out in big huge fur coats. Then I found out that everyone had been to a "Hunters" conference. I started to notice Cabela caps, bags and these green "Sportsman Warehouse" bags. It started to make sense. Our flight was not delayed and we flew a very crowded flight to Chicago. The poor little lady that sat on Devree's non-hearing ear couldn't understand why Devree was not responding. She reminded us of Grandma Rice and we chatted alot.

Our flight from Chicago to Memphis was 15 minutes early and Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie and Jackson all came to the airport even though it was 10:30 at night. They each had made us a sign but poor Jackson had fallen asleep in the car. Celest took pictures but I am not computer literate yet... to figure out how to put pictures on. Kallie had chosen a bouquet of purple flowers and it was quite the welcome. Of course Celest always makes us feel like we come to a hotel to stay and it sure is nice to be loved and welcomed to the next part of our adventure.
Love, Shana

Well Mom told you all the important factors of our story! Flying was a LONG LONG day. At least it was one day rather than the three or four if we drove...i kept asking Mom "Are we done yet?" I was dead tired because Miss Teara kept me up all night. She didn't mean to...i don't think...Just kiddding. Well since i'm so used to Dayton time I wasted half the day sleeping. Oh well we spent half the night being greeted in an airport! It was a crazily empty airport compared to Reno and Chicago with all the delayed flights. Talon was so nice to let us have his room! Big thanks to Talon for his room and Uncle Breck and Aunt Celest for letting us stay with them.
~Devree (Little Miss Alice)


walkinourshoes said...

Glad to hear that you are nice a cozy in Memphis. The best a lucky tomorrow. We love you.
Craig, Koe and Kylee

angelicindy said...

can't wait for pictures! Did you know you can upload pictures straight from your camera if you have a connection cord? Or maybe you're fancy and have a slot for your memory card right in your laptop. It's a bit of a challenge if you haven't ever done it before, but once you get the steps down then it's a piece of cake. Learn fast, k? :)

Love, Cindy

Darcy said...

It was great to see you before you went away for so long. So glad you have family to stay with. Will you be staying with them the whole time?

KyandTammie said...

Yes, Little Miss Teara can be quite the talker!! I am so happy you got to spend time with the Rice Cousins before you left then got to see the Rice Cousins when you landed! Yea!!

I talked to Season as church yesterday. She said she made phone calls to St Jude just to make sure you got the best! I am sure you are getting the best.

WE love you Devers....
Aunt Tammie

Jana Jensen said...

Hi Hamblins, I just talked to Danawn yesterday at church and learned for the first time about this very crumby thing happening in your family. I couldn't stop thinking of you all night and wanted to just say that I love you all and that the Jensen family is praying for Devree and the whole family. I really wish there was more we could do to help "rescue" you as you did for me so many years ago. Please give Devree a hug from someone she doesn't even know and tell her she's in our prayers. All the best tomorrow, I will keep in touch through this blog and through aunt Danawn. All our Love Jana and family

Staci said...

Our sweet little Makinley has been saying prayers for Devree. I didn't even have to remind her to keep her in our prayers. So even the little Creswells are keeping your family in their prayers. We love you.

tammyella said...

hello my dear, i'm sorry i haven't been able to leave you messages lately. i really wanted to call and talk to you before you left, but i knew you'd be wanting time with your family. i love you so much, and i hope you can find time to talk to me while you're in Memphis. i love you babe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


saxophone-extreme said...

hey, manny here.....
glad to hear that you made it and you are safe and sound. it seamed like you were hardly back at all.
wow a bunny!!!!!!!


i want you to know, that you are the strongest person i know!!! whenever you run into to a problem no matter the size of the matter you take the bull by the horns and mow it right over. i believe that you can destroy any and every obstacle that is set before you!
you are in my heart and my prayers!!!

miss ya, so dont be gone long k ;)

LOVE, your other brother

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

It has been an absolute pleasure having Devree, Shana, and Todd here! Devree has kept us all smiling, especially when she proclaimed that she was on a "radiation vacation". . . . .she is way too cute!! We played all day. . . .shopping, watching chick-flicks, and partying with the young women from the Germantown Ward. We are grateful for the blessing the Hamblins are to us! We Love You, Aunt Celest & Family

Natalie Warner said...

WOW! It sounds like it was an all day adventure getting to Memphis. There's nothing like being with Celest and Breck's family. They are awesome and amazingly supportive. It doesn't surprise me that the whole family went to the airport to greet you. What a blessing to have some family like them near by. Good luck to you. We are praying for you all.

The Voelkel Family said...

Thanks, Celeste, for posting the welcome pictures on facebook. I love pictures.
But whether with illustrations or without, we're glad the Hamblins are taking the time to post anything at all. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop. You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.
Oh, and Mom says Todd arrived safely. I'm so glad to hear that. We've gotten a lot of icy snow lately and I'm glad the weather didn't slow his progress too much.

Leah said...

I'm so glad you have made it! I'm also really glad that you have family nearby to help throughout this whole ordeal! Good luck and we think and pray for you all the time!