Thursday, February 11, 2010

Home at last


We landed in Detroit this morning at 7am. The kids did pretty well. Cassie slept through about half of the actual flying time; Chloe about a third. Two little problems along the way. First, Chloe had a diaper blowout on the way from Guangzhou to Los Angeles. She had been squirming for a while, and apparently the diaper shifted out of position, so most of the "stuff" went elsewhere. And by elsewhere, I mean pants AND socks. And it was the latter that was the problem. Momma is a pretty good planner, so she had extra pants packed in the carryon luggage for just such an emergency, but socks? Why would we need an extra pair of socks? Chloe made the rest of the journey in pajamas. Shoes, but no socks. The second little problem came in Los Angeles, where Delta decided that they couldn't find our reservation. It apparently didn't matter that they charged our credit card, or that they sent us an email 24 hours earlier asking us to register our flight. We were able to resolve the problem after about 45 minutes at the ticket counter (no exaggeration). Delta has bolted up to the top of our list of REALLY CRAPPY AIRLINES.
But that's all behind us now. We're home. Jet-lagged, grumpy, tired, sore, etc. A 37 hour nap sounds good right about now. Tehya and Sage are back from the vet. We are now a complete family of 4, or 6 if you count the menagerie. Either way, that number sounds about right.
For your fix, just a few pics:

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Yippee! You are home. I agree about Delta. We are done with them too. Get some rest!

Drea said...

so glad you guys got home okay! Sorry about the mishap! Yikes. Anyway try to get some rest, I can't wait to hear how Chloe is adjusting at home!

Dana said...

Love the pictures. You guys look so happy! Welcome home. Remember to rest whenever you can and take care of yourselves. The first few weeks home for me were the worst. Hope you all get some sleep and lots of cuddling at home time:)

DiJo said...

Why do these trips go fast when they are someone else? I can't believe you are home!!!!! Welcome back!!!
We will have to catch up once you have time to get back to reality!!! WooHoo!! You are home safe!!!!
What a blessing to see those two gorgeous girls in your arms! Congratulations!

~Diana

M & M said...

Thanks for the update...so glad you made it.

Lesa said...

I'm so happy you guys are home!!! Now for the snoozing to begin.... Your home just in time for the Olympics!!!

Susan said...

Do you know how great you look with your girls on each hip? Love seeing that! I know it's trying now, but you got what it takes, girlfriend! I can't wait to see you guys!

Heather Hale said...

I'm SO glad you're home safe and sound! Congratulations on your new daughter.

-Heather

Amy, Jeff, & Ashton said...

AWESOME! You are home!! totally excited and happy for you!! Can't wait to read about all their adventures together! Thanks for doing such a great job posting during your travels to keep us all in the know!! Enjoy time at home and I hope you at least get 3 of those 37 hours of sleep soon :)