Thursday, December 17, 2009

We made it!

We got up this morning at 4:25 and left the house by 5. There was an unexpectedly crazy long line at the southwest counter when we got there at 6 AM. We didn't get through to the desk until 6:45. They luckily bent the rules and got our bags on our flight (phew!). TSA says your bags can't fly unless they're checked in 1/2 hour before the flight leaves. After we got through to the front and got our boarding pass and luggage check, we lucked out in the security line. We had to go in the family line, and it got us past about 60 people. After that Matt grabbed Dean and a bag, and I was running with Walt in the umbrella stroller with my backpack and all the other junk we had to strip off when we went through the security check. We got to the gate out of breath, but we made it by 6:50 and our flight left at 6:55!!!! There was a very nice lady who moved so we could all sit in one row. Dean did really well the first flight. The second flight was a little harder since we'd been in the same plane so long. Dean's restless by nature, but he did much better than I had anticipated. We had to walk the aisle a couple of times to get a little energy out so he didn't explode. Walt was a real gem and didn't cry once (even though he's teething!)

The boys are now in bed, Matt's at a hockey game with his dad, and I think I'm ready to veg for a little bit then go to bed!


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Jodi said...

Wow! Impressive. I would of totally stressed!

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time with family

Erin S. said...

Yea! Glad everything worked out alright! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

The Drapers said...

Sounds like you are in San Francisco.. Is that right? Well have a good time and Merry Christmas! How nice to have some help for a while!

Juls said...

you are so lucky! My friend went to the airport 3 hours early (with her 4 kids) and missed the flight by 5 minutes! They have to go back Wednesday morning with standby tickets!

Have such a great Christmas! You are amazing. I just got Grandma's CD...did you do that too!! WOW!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

yes. CA.

J, I didn't compile the DVD, I just copied it 50 times. That's where I got some of the old Hunt photos. It worked out nicely. Mom told me about your friend and I just couldn't believe it! Insane.