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Monday, August 11, 2008


We are home and SAFE!

After an exhausting day of traveling, 26 straight hours to be exact. We made it home - safe!
We flew home on a C-5 that had no cargo and 75 seats up above. We got to load in from the bottom of the plane which was so cool. There were a total of 8 of us flying (5 being our family) It was amazing. We all had our own bed, plenty of room to run around, which the kids did plenty of and with it being so loud on the plane the other 3 people never heard a peep out of the kids. Jeff and I devoured our books: Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

We drove to our front door at 2:00 am to Jeff singing and dancing to the 80's on the radio. I failed my duty of keeping him awake at the wheel as I fell asleep on the beltway. We were so tired I tried to convince him to get a hotel in Baltimore only 45 minutes from our house.

We slept. Then woke up at 2:00 pm and made it to church by 2:15. (That's what you get for teaching your kids it is important to go to church, AK would not let us miss)

All day yesterday we had the jet lag headache. Barely brought in our luggage out of the car. Said good night to it at 7:00 pm still completely packed sitting in the family room.

Ahh back to reality!

20 comments:

andrea said...

Welcome Home Kristi! I can't wait to read more about your trip. Your flights sound amazing. What a treat to fly with three kids and have the freedom to make noise and move around.

Good luck recovering from your jet lag.

Jill said...

Flying the way you guys do sounds like such a blessing with kids! If only you were allowed to take pictures of it so that we could see it for real.

I had a hard time recovering from my jet lag after Paris, so I really don't know how you manage it with 3 grumpy girls too. Hopefully you can lock all the doors and just sleep.

Staci said...

Sounds like an intense trip. Glad to see you made it home safely. Hope the jet-lag recovery goes well.

patsy said...

Oh- exhausting-

I can't wait to hear all about the trip!!

lelly said...

welcome home!!

Jenmomof4 said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound! My 10 year old and I sent Annie Kate some Good Mail. Hope it arrived!

Shauna said...

Welcome Home! All the jet lag is worth the experiences!

{natalie} said...

welcome home, can't wait to hear the tales of the trip.

momof3crazykids-Val said...

Welcome home!

April said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound! I can't wait to hear about your trip. Since we didn't do any traveling this summer, I will try to live vicariously through you!

Liz said...

Welcome home! I hope you recover from the jet lag soon! That is the worst part about traveling! Can't wait to hear all about the rest of your trip!

Missy :o) said...

good for AK!

and glad you're home safe and sound

Kristy said...

I am glad you are home! I am excited to see all the pictures that you took. I asked a guy in my ward that is a pilot in the Air Force why they never flew to neat places.....he said I could but they just have never done it before. I asked them why they waiting....I would go in a heart beat!!

Price Cream Parlor said...

Welcome home! WOW! You guys will never be able to fly on a regular plane ever again! Your adventure is amazing! Your photo of your legs in Portugal - I thought was a painting! What is up with those colors! Fantastic!
Hope you are able to ease into home life quickly! - can't wait to live through your adventure - post photos soon....

Tasha said...

Welcome home! I can't believe you made it to church! No good deed goes unpunished I guess! That's what you get for being a good example!

Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

I can't believe you are reading those books, I will be interested to hear what you guys think about them when you are done. They are addictive, aren't they?

Melissa said...

I'm so glad everything went well with your return trip. I can hardly wait to read about your adventures!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Glad you all made it home safely. We all can't wait for pictures of your adventures. You are brave to travel with 3 kiddos .. I would be too much of a fraidy cat.

michelle said...

How cool is it that you had beds on the plane?? And that you and Jeff could read! That sounds like a great way to go.

I am very familiar with that trans-continental travel with kids variety of tired. Oh so tired, like none other. Good luck resting up and recovering!

melanie said...

Welcome Home! That is such a unique way to travel. Kids running around the plane, reading books, too noisy to bother others....Perfect!

I hope you're still napping to get rid of that jet lag. Can't wait to hear and see more of what you did.

charlotte said...

The Twilight books are excellent plane material! And beds on planes sounds marvelous.