Tuesday, January 3, 2012

USA

Third of January, 2012--

We made it. We have officially arrived in the United States and beaten jetlag to a pulp over the last few days. After a full 27 hours of travel (this included flights from Newcastle to London, London to TX and TX to Salt Lake City) we touched familiar earth at approximately 1 am on 27 December 2011. Thank you, Dad, for risking the perils of sleep depravity in order to collect us. We arrived sore, headache infused and knackered beyond all reason but so happy to be in one peice and to see that giant of a smile on my dad's happy face.

The journey wasn't without a few hiccups here and there (Andrew falling asleep on the floor in the middle of yet another security checkpoint, four hour layovers, not being able to have our buggy in London--note:toting kids and carry-ons across a massive international airport=backbreaking hard work--being delayed in Texas for 45 min because a group a skiers arrived late and needed to have all their equipment loaded, and nearly losing the most important peice of carry-on luggage) but to be fair the whole kabubble (my word for our experience) went about as good as you could expect, really.

Although I should mention that my body has had more protests about our adventures than my two children. After having the flu for about a week, I ended up traveling with what morphed into Bronchitis (never-ending hacking cough and such), pink eye (a result from taking care of poor Abby who was the original case) and a strange and mysterious rash all over my right arm.

Nevertheless we are now much better and happily installed in my generous parents basment while Mike completes his final clincical placement in Saratoga Springs. The kids have toys and a nice, spcaious room, Mike and I have our nice bed, and it's like Christmas every day as we go through our old storage boxes and re-discover our belongings. It's made leaving so much behind an easier transition.

Now, there is still a lot to be said. We need to talk about our brilliant stay in England with Mike's parents over Christmas and the adventures leading up to our move from Aberdeen. But that will come soon enough. Right now I need to cough up a lung.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Welcome Home! Glad you made it safely. :) Excited to hear about your adventures. In the mean time, get better, em. :)

Becca and Colby said...

My poor dear Emily! You are one tough cookie to battle all of that! Yeah for hubbies in school! BUT you're on your last leg of it! Huzzah. AND you now have free babysitters upstairs :) Glad you're back!

Rachel Sorber said...

Hooray! You're home, safe and sound...well, at least home, right? Sorry to hear about all the stress. But it makes relaxing on that end much easier, wouldn't you say? I miss you terribly, and I'm so glad you posted. Well done my friend. Say hi to your kiddos for me. And Mike. Best of luck with all the new stuff you're tackling!

Linda said...

good to know you are safely there! long flights with little kids are never a joy - but you made it! i hope you settle in well and enjoy all the things you couldn't get from here - like your popcorn :). miss you lots!

Kristi said...

welcome welcome! Let's get together and let the kids play!

Ja said...

I'm glad you got home safely! I can't imagine traveling that long with two kids, you guys deserve an award!

Chelsey said...

That sounds like such an ordeal. I am glad you made it though. How long are you here? I would love to get together!!!