Thursday, June 22, 2006

Whew! What a week.

So, we had an incrdible time last week at my parents. Kim was right I am going to become so spoiled knowing that I can fly home for free whenever the feeling strikes....I love that about my job. But our trip was way too short. We flew out on Tuesday morning. I got up at 2:30 to call and make sure we would make it on the plane, and planned on going back to sleep, but Kaitlyn woke up at 3:00 AM so that meant no sleep for mom. We made it on the plane without any problems.
The kids had a blast on the airplane although Kaitlyn had to sit on a different row than us, but just right across from us and she did a grea job. When we got to Long Beach I was taking a picture of the kids infront of the plane, the pilot came out and offered to get a picture of all 3 of us.
We went and saw CARS that afternoon and Aidan loved it. It was a really cute movie. The next day was swimming at Uncle Seans, and then my cousin Kerry came out to visit with us too. The next day it was time for us to come home already. We barely made it on the plane, but we made it onto the very last row and the 3 of us got to ride all together. The kids enjoyed the snacks and behave really well. (Esp since mom took the middle seat so they would be seperated! :0)
Kaitlyn thought it was funny that I had to wear blue gloves. The blue gloves are for cleaning the plane. The company policy is that we are all part of the same team, so therefore if we are on a plane we all need to help clean it. I did my part although they told me since I had the kids I could go, but the kids enjoyed helping to clean too. The pilots even come out and help clean up the cabin. The best part was getting into the pilots seats though, the kids just thought that was the best thing ever!
Then on Friday the kids and Aaron went to a baseball game for the SLC Bees. The game started at 6:00 and they finally got home after 11:00, but the game had not even finished yet. Kaitlyn was a bit disappointed because she didn't get to stay and meet the players, but we had a surprise for her on Saturday that we needed to get up early for. Her cousins Hannah and Seth were at Grammie and Poppa's house. When we told her that she flew out of bed to get ready to go. The kids had a great time playing together and getting dirty. Aaron's Aunt Janet took Kaitlyn and Hannah over to her house and let them pick through this HUGE pile of doll clothes (that Aunt Janet made) that will fit Kaitlyn's american girl doll. Kaitlyn was so excited she and Hannah both ended up with at least 25 outfits apiece. Aidan and Seth played all day long with very little fighting, wich is usually not the case with those 2. All in all it was a great week, but boy was it sure exhausting. Since I worked on Sunday we didn't do anything for father's day. I hope Aaron had a relaxing day though since he is the best daddy ever! We love you Aaron.


reddogg said...

Nice plane,family,cousin,mom,gloves,cockpit,and cousins. Thanks for fitting us into your bz week.Enjoyed "all three of your kids"

Look forward to the fourth.

Love dadd

Celeste said...

Wow Shannon! That DOES sound busy but FUN!!!

Jami said...

Hey Shannon! Great post. We really enjoyed our time with you guys even though it was too short. I guess we have to take what we can get, when we can get it. I hope we can see you guys again soon when we can relax and enjoy our time and not have so much to do. Maybe you can fly out to San Jose some time and we can pick you up.
Love you guys.

Stacy said...

What a fun time!! Looks like someone got a little too much sun! So, when you get off the plane you're on the tarmac?

The pictures look like everyone had such a great time.

Prairie Woman said...

Those big smiles say it all....we love you guys.......

Kim Hamrick said...

I was wondering how your trip went and how your first non-rev experience was. I'm so glad you had a great trip and all went well. I'm sure this is the first of many many more to come! It's easy to get spoiled real quick knowing you can just jump on a plane and go! What great pictures too! (We wear gloves to pick up our planes too. It's always a good idea cuz ya never know what your gonna find!)
Glad you had a good get-away!