Is there anything more welcome than the sight of your own home after a long trip? I think not! As fantastic as the last 5 weeks were, we were all so ready to come home. Travel yesterday was uneventful...well, the kids did well and all the luggage arrived. The last 45 minutes of our San Jose to Dallas flight and the first 20 minutes of our Dallas to Little Rock flight were like riding a roller coaster. Fortunately, the kids thought it was fun, giggling and squealing each time the plane dropped or lurched. Wow... Even at our cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, the thunderheads towered over us. It was incredible, absolutely incredible! So beautiful! But my camera battery was dead. Sob!
The best surprise we came home to was kittens! NOT! The best surprise was that our knocked up kitty fooled us by not being prego after all! Hooray! But yeah, that cat was so excited to see us. And there was lots of great mail, too. Even more junk mail, but I'll just ignore that. Debbie did a great job holding down the fort for us, and all was just as we left it. We hauled in luggage and put kiddos straight to bed. That was at 8:00. It is now 9:30 and they are still sound asleep. Poor tired babies. They were so good on the trip. We dragged them all over California, required good manners, and insisted they get along. Five weeks is a long time to be so restrained when you are 6 and 2. I'm proud of them.
Now I'm trying to figure out how to live life in the real world again. I have laundry to do (only 2 loads, fortunately). I have 5 suitcases to unpack. I have no food in the house, therefore, I must go shopping. Then there's Snapper's schoolwork to think about. And though I left the house clean, it has accumulated quite a bit of dust while we were gone. Time to do some cleaning. I think it will take a few days to get back into the swing of things. I think for now I'll start with unpacking. Yeah. That sounds good.