(for those of you who are curious, this trip consisted of Devin's parents plus their 6 grown children and their spouses and children)
We're back! Our little family got up at 5am to catch our flight, originally feeling sorry for ourselves that we didn't get to spend the rest of the day with the family who was flying out all together Sunday afternoon, but we ended up really being the lucky ones. Our flight left just as the snow storms were rolling in, so we were home napping by noon, while the rest of the family made it to Chicago, and rerouted to all over the country, California, Minnesota and are still there 36 hours later! Poor Grandma and Grandpa got the worst end of the deal, staying in the airport over night because there wasn't enough room in the hotel shuttle so they spent rhe night in the airport and then not enough room on the next morning flight outta there. Pat and Karli rented a car and are driving nine hours home from California.. and I think Darin and Laura are still in Minnesota....I feel for you guys.
Well it was truly the trip of a lifetime and because there is so much to post, I will try to do one day of the trip per day this week. So lets start with Monday!
A LOT of preparations went into this trip. Aunt Karli made us all matching sweatshirts and all 16 grand kids got a bag filled with goodies and their names embroidered on them.Our Hotel was beautiful, and although Janie kept apologizing all week for giving us only one bed (and two cribs), there could have been ten beds in that room but by morning it still would've resulted in this:
**i'm kinda proud of this picture because
i didn't have to edit it at all!**