Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Flight

Emerson had her first airplane flight over the weekend. We flew to Oregon to surprise Steve's grandparents. They have never met Emerson and have only seen me once at our wedding 3 years ago. We flew in with Steve's parents and his younger brother Scott. His grandparents knew that Steve's parents were coming, but had no idea about us or Scott. Needless to say they were really surprised. It was wonderful.

I have been so nervous about this weekend because of the long flight and also dealing with Emy's schedule and the two-hour time difference. Let me just tell you that Emerson was a ROCKSTAR. She slept the majority of the flights there and home and stayed relatively on schedule. Of course, she stayed on "Texas" time so she was waking up at 5:30am in Oregon, but that is okay with me because she fell right back into schedule when we got home.

She only had one real breakdown while we were there and that was during the last 15 minutes of a 5-hour car drive from Portland to Coos Bay. She really wanted to get out of that car. We all really wanted to get out of that car. Can you imagine 5 adults, a baby and a TON of luggage crammed into a minivan for 5 hours? It was the ultimate road-trip experience.

The weekend was a great time with family and I am so thankful that Emerson was there. Everyone really enjoyed her. Of course, she won't remember it, but we have some great pictures of her with family. I will post the pictures in the weekly recap.


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3 comments:

Amanda said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad Emy was a flying rock star!

Amy said...

I'm sooo glad everything went so well! I know you were worried about it! Yay! Glad you're back safe and happy with GREAT memories :-)

cranebaby said...

I am so glad to hear that everything went great and I can't wait to see the pics! Isn't it wonderful to see great-grandparents with their great- grandchildren?!! Amazing. So glad you got to go.