Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Safely home

**note** this post was written and saved Wed night. I am just now getting around to finishing it. As we landed in St John's today I thought to myself how much I already miss Texas but I am so glad to be able to sleep in my own bed and get back to normal. We were supposed to fly in last night but since the rain, fog and wind was really bad they cancelled the flight. So off we went with our babies, teenager and a cat to the local hotel. I kind of expected that the flight would be cancelled since we had a perfect check in with 2 hours to spare. That never happens. We sailed through security got Kiki all checked in and had 2 hours to eat and let the babies play while we waited to board. We did have one snag in Houston earlier in the day. Between Aaron , Ashley and I we only had 3 bags. Since we do not want to carry too many bags we stuffed as much as we could into 3 large bags. They were all over weight so I ended up buying an additional bag to off load some of the weight. The ticket agent said its better to have 2 small bags per person than 1 big bag. Obviously he has never travelled with 2 babies, 1 teenager, 1 cat............and a partridge in a pear tree.
While we were in Houston we went to the pumpkin patch, the zoo and had a birthday party for all the kids. We also got to see most of the family and I got to spend quality time with my girlfriends. I am so thankful that this trip was planned when it was. Being there with my dad meant the world to me. He is feeling alot better and is now at home. He has been ordered to walk every few hours and rest. I am sure just being out of the hospital is a load off his shoulders since he hates them anyway. He has a long road to recovery but I don't have any doubt that this is his second chance and he will do what he needs to do to lead a healthier life.
We have alot of pictures but I am going to post some of my favorites.

After our playgroup at Jenn's on Wed we went to eat then, to the local pumpkin patch. I love all these pictures.

Excuse me Lily, mommy said to sit while she takes a picture!
Lily's new booger face
Love, love love this one!
Hey Preston stop eyeballing my pumpkin
Such a beautiful young lady
Jakob my nephew
Katharine my niece
Sunday at my sister's cooking some steaks and hanging out.
My brother multi tasking

Kids birthday party. Ashley 14, Preston and Lily 1

Nana and Preston
Mama Jean and preston
Jakob, William and Katharine playing with their puppets.
Jenn helping Kiera with her crown.
My grandma with the babies
Aaron's grandparents with the babies
My brother with Preston
Nana and Lily
Mama Jean, Nana and Lily
We are all unpacked and settling back into life. It snowed alot yesterday but didn't stick. It was really pretty blowing around in the sky. Sort of like you see in the movies.
I am going to post the birthday pics in a different post.


Kim H. said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! I can completely understand your excitement to sleep in your own bed again - trips like that make me so tired and sort of wish for my routine. They are well worth seeing all the family and friends - but exhausting just the same.

Courtney said...

we took pics at the same pumpkin patch