26.365.2014 Travel

Today we celebrated Max’s second birthday. We enjoyed some Donato’s pizza and a really fun Thomas the tank Engine cake. He was a lot of fun whipping through his presents and trying to stop and play with just one of them. And he did so good at blowing out his candle!

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Then we headed up to Columbus for our flight home which I was convinced was going to be delayed and/or cancelled. Well it wasn’t! The captain did tell us that we had a lot of turbulence which always helps my nerves. The ascent was beautiful!

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About an hour in I noticed that we started to veer to a different direction and change altitude lower. The captain confirmed when he came on and told us that we were landing in Detroit because the engine was losing oil. I surprisingly stayed super calm. The lady beside us had a panic attack and literally was moved to the front. Either way, we landed safely.

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Now we are waiting patiently to get a new plane and a new crew. Unfortunately, the crew arrived, but our second plane also had a mechanical issue that couldn’t be resolved. So on to a 3rd plane. We waited about 2-3 hours total. Oh yeah, and we had this lovely fire alarm too. What I find interesting is that no one got up and moved.

But we just landed and all is okay! We even got a little liquor for free on the flight. Baby needed that with the turbulence. 🙂

25.365.2014 Kids!

I woke up this morning to the sounds of 3 monkeys running around my moms house and her yelling, “Be quiet! Uncle David is sleeping!” So naturally, I ignored it for about 20 mins and then got up.

We played a TON today. Sam was so funny, “Will you play a game with me!?” And it was usually hide & seek, throw the ball in his face or wrestle. But I did have fun with all 3. The kids counting:

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Hiding in Nammie’s shower while Dave tried to find us:

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I found the perfect superhero capes for each of them. So after I bribed them for a photo, they got this present. The next two hours was running around and playing chase/hide & seek. Max’s favorite was when one of us carried him and scared the other two kids.

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Now off to bed so we can play more tomorrow.

24.365.2014 Standby

I had a very busy day… Of waiting. First, it was supposed to be a really busy day. Then I skipped a meeting to get caught up and was feeling really good. I was leaving right around 1 to catch a flight to Columbus. I checked my phone to see a notice from Delta that my flight was delayed… 3 hours! So I put my bag down and worked some more.

After feeling REALLY caught up, I went home, picked up Dave and headed to the airport… Where we waited in snowy traffic.

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We got to the airport and sat down for dinner… Only to see that our flight was cancelled!! So we went to the counter and was told that we were rebooked on a 9 am through Detroit. The lady told us there was a 7 pm we could go standby on. So we grabbed some food and waited some more!

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There were about 18 people on standby and we were numbers 6&7. My name was called for the last seat. I told the agent that I was traveling with someone else and she asked if we’d split up. I said no and magically a second seat appeared!

So, we caught the last two seats on a snowy, windy flight. Then we drove the 1 hr to Courthouse. But at least we are here.

230.365.2013 The Zoo

Today was nice and easy… Well, maybe. It was kind of like visiting a zoo. We went to church and had a good service. Then we all went to Donatos and had a yummy pizza lunch. The gluten-free veggie pizza is great!!

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Afterwards, we went to my moms house for a family pic and the kids opened some birthday presents. (Yes, they all got something.)

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And on the way back, Jack Hannah was on our flight!! He’s a zoo-legend. I mean, I remember him from when I was a kid and he even was in his safari gear and hat.

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Now I’m waiting at baggage claim so I can go home and see this boy!

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229.365.2013 Godzilla Birthday

Today we celebrated Sam’s fourth birthday (it’s tomorrow) and he wanted a Godzilla theme.

I had a ton of fun with the kids wrestling and snuggling and tickling and watching TV while Matt & Sara made the cake. And by made the cake, I mean had two visions. And by Matt & Sara, I mean Matt. It’s one of my favorite parts of coming to the birthday parties.

Either way, we had a great day and the cake was awesome. Sam’s face when he saw the big Godzilla on the cake was priceless!

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I think this boy misses me.

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229.365.2013 Godzilla Birthday

Today we celebrated Sam’s fourth birthday (it’s tomorrow) and he wanted a Godzilla theme.

I had a ton of fun with the kids wrestling and snuggling and tickling and watching TV while Matt & Sara made the cake. And by made the cake, I mean had two visions. And by Matt & Sara, I mean Matt. It’s one of my favorite parts of coming to the birthday parties.

Either way, we had a great day and the cake was awesome. Sam’s face when he saw the big Godzilla on the cake was priceless!

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I think this boy misses me.

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228.365.2013 Going Home!

Pooch was not happy that I left today. Poor boy left all weekend with that other dad. 😦

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But I’m excited to be home for the first time since March. It’s Sam’s birthday on Sunday so we’ll party tomorrow.

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And when in Columbus, you drink Cup O Joe. Yum.

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