Sunday, March 15, 2009

We are Flying!!!!

It's the day we have been preparing for and the thing that you can always count on is that things will not go right. The morning started out pretty good. We all got up in time. Kira had a morning side to go to. (Which is an early morning fire side for seminary) The boys had to get up early so that I knew that they would be awake in time for school. The little kids got up at 5:30. They had gone to bed early that night in order to get ready for today. That backfired on me because they woke up at 10:30 asking if it was time to leave yet. There was of course all the last minute Mom where is this or that. The boys were whining because they didn't want to get up this early. The little kids just wanted to leave already. They wanted me to call Grandpa as soon as they were dressed. They were ready now. Kira got off okay. Grandpa finally arrived after what seemed like an eternity. We were on the way. Noah fell back to sleep on the way there. Isabelle was so excited that nothing was taking her down. We made it to the airport just fine. Said good bye to Grandpa and we were on our way. We get to the counter and get our seats hopefully to be all together. All they have to do is just move one aisle seat for another but no they have to move all of us to the very back of the plane. Now it was time for us to get to our gate. Going through security wasn't that much fun. I forgot to take off my shoes and belt. The shoes were caught before I got through the gate but the belt made me beep so I had to go through again which normally won't be such a problem except Noah and Isabelle have never gone through this before and when I started to beep and they sent me back through the kids looked like I was going to prison and had a really worried look on their little faces. I think it was a little bit of stress also. I made it back to the other side of the doorway and all was okay with the world again. Now it was time to get to our gate. It was a fun to time to getting there . We were close to the gate so I stopped to get the kids a drink. There was a man in front of us getting a drink also. We arrived at the tale in of transaction. He gave the cashier $ 20.10 and the item total was $4.09. The cashier had put the wrong amount in the computer and couldn't figure out the change to give the man. Without thinking I said the amount which was $16.01. Well we waited and waited and then Noah said " My said it was 16.01 already. C'mon." The gentleman that was waiting for his change started to laugh and the people behind me started to laugh. He finally got the right amount and off we went. When we got there I realized that I had miss read my gate and it was all the way at the other side of the airport and we only had about 20 minutes to get there. We got to ride one of carts in the airport and made our flight no problem. While on the cart getting to where we were going there was a lady talking on her cell phone. The carts don't have horns to tell you to move out to the way. The driver had said coming through please move or something like that at least 3 times. Leave it to Noah to think of something better to say. He said put the cell phone down and move it already. Now don't get me wrong I do know where he gets this from. I do blame it all on Terry.Now it was time to load the plane. I'm sure that I hit just about every head all the way to the back. A lot of people thought that Isabelle and Noah were cute. Especially since Noah kept telling everybody what their names were but their ages but then tell them he had to go because he wasn't suppose to talk to strangers. Then he would come and tell me he talked to nice strangers. It was very noisy and all they had to look at was the engine. Amazing enough they liked it. Now for the hard part keeping them busy. It went smoothly for most part but they refused to take a nap. On to Dallas. When arriving in Dallas we had to ride a train. The train broke down so we had to another one. This one had to do a loop around the whole airport. When we finally got to the gate there wasn't much time to get them something to eat. Again to the end of the plane. The nice thing is that they fell asleep. Next stop Norfolk. Yeah!

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