So this week I have been frantically getting ready to go over to Japan for our vacation. Making sure the laundry was done, trying to pack light (this is a SEVERE problem for me -- especially with kids and of course with myself) and also making sure the house was picked up and clean before we left. I wanted to come home and also have John come home to a nice, neat house and be pleasantly surprised. So all week I set out to do different things around the house!
Today I set my alarm clock for early in the morning and woke up a half hour after the alarm was supposed to go off frantic to get ready.....sigh....thankfully I got most everything done the night before. Someone picked us up for the airport and she was surprised at how little I was bringing with -- I had a suitcase (which was half filled -- go me!), my camera bag (never leave home without that thing), two backpack for the boys, the backpack carrier and a stroller. We started our journey and thankfully made it to the airport with little problems.
Never having been to the departures section of the airport I frantically looked for our airline check in counter and then proceeded to wait in line anxiously (huge line) think I'd miss my flight -- it was that long!! Thankfully there was a nice guy behind me who started to talk to me and then after I checked my luggage helped me through security, customs and then to our gate. It was nice to have the help and he was very nice. Got to our gate and Little M & N excitedly looked at our airplane and the airplanes as they were taking off. Airline people found me and told me I had to board NOW!! (In the Asian airline carriers they go out of the way to help families with small children -- they can board with first class & business class so they are situated before everyone else comes in.)