Sure hoped to brighten their day in the midst of some sorrows.
Grace and Claire worked on gathering and packing all the various crafts they wanted to do with the kids:
In the middle of it all I had do do an online defensive driving course of all things:
We worked on snuggling up Bo like nobody’s business before we left…ha!
(and yes, giving her a bath…gosh she looks pretty awful up there…)
Worked on gathering rain gear since this was the forecast for while we were gone:
Soaked up friends, including Grace’s besties with a little special graduation gift:
This was months, and really years of preparation to be honest. We’ve been thinking about this and mulling over options ever since we took Max and Elle to India years ago.
And then we were off.
With my head and heart still churning trying to figure out things we forgot, things we should have brought, whether we made the right decisions, preparing myself for how all this was going to go.
But then I glanced across that row of my family all in a line on that airplane, ready for whatever came our way, and it cancelled out all my worries and stress.
Because we had US. And we were meeting up with Max, Abby and Elle on our layover. And even if we forgot everything else, this was going to be a grand adventure.