Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Happy New Year!

We have been going non stop since December.  At least that it was it seems like.  Between church activities and holiday events, it's been crazy over here. 

We flew to North Carolina to visit my brother and his family over Christmas.  It is always overwhelming trying to plan for a trip and especially one in an area that you are unfamiliar with.  Packing may have been the worst part.  We ended up having one large suitcase, two smaller carry on bags and one medical suitcase with all of Mia's stuff.  Brad and I also each had a backpack and we checked two car seats.  Thankfully my brother had one we could borrow, so we only had to bring two of the three along!  We were grateful when we arrived at the airport and were able to check everything in.  In the chaos of the moment, I ended up not getting a receipt for Mia's medical stuff, but I watched a tag print out that the representative assured me was for her bag and so I just assumed (ugh) that everything was fine.  Of course, guess who's bag didn't make it!  Yes, Mia's medical stuff.  I was just grateful that Brad had encouraged me to put a few supplies in a different suitcase, just in case.  By the grace of God, we were able to get the stuff we needed there and we survived the week, but our suitcase never did make it!  It is in suitcase limbo.  Somewhere circling on some conveyer is our suitcase.  Sigh.  So, now I am in a long process of trying to get reimbursed for stuff that I don't have a receipt for and no one has record of.  Wish me luck!

The kids loved being around their cousins.  There was always something exciting happening, even if it was just running up and down stairs.  Of course, Asher didn't do so well with the stairs and ended up tumbling half way down one of the sets.  That put me and Brad on high alert and it was hard to completely relax.  But, I was grateful for time with family and really enjoyed the time we had there. 

We made it home, but are now struggling with adjusting back to our routine.  Asher, especially, is having a hard time...maybe just the age or a combination of both, but he's been up a lot at night.  I just want my baby who sleeps through the night back!

We then had a late Christmas here (on New Years) with Brad's family.  And all of a sudden, it's time for school again.  We are working on getting back into the swing of things!  I will post pictures soon. 

1 comment:

Christine Deeths said...

FYI. Medical Supplies do not count as a carry on and you can bring them on the plane without them counting against your allotment of carry on items. We always have at least 3-5 medical carry ons for B depending on time year.

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