Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh Canada

We made it to Canada! It was a long 2 days of traveling..2 planes, 3 hour car ride, a hotel stay, and a ferry ride. I survived a 9 hour plan journey with the 4 kids by myself. There were many bad moments (like the 2 men separating Jesse and I from Anna and Asher on a 4 hour flight, unwilling to change seats-its OK, they were very involved in passing things back and forth between us) but there were many blessings bestowed that helped us along the way. Security let Joel go to the gate with me in the beginning and sit with us until we got on the plane and at the end of the 9 hour journey, I was standing at Starbucks glassy eyed, dying for coffee, with a screaming hungry infant, and 3 children grabbing everything off the shelves and begging for cake pops, when a transit authority man in line in front of us bought a dozen cake pops, paid, and turned around and offered them to my kids. I wanted to cry! But yes, we made it! And you know what, it was worth it. My sister and I have kids the same age and sex, and to see them all together joined at the hips, it such a blessing! I hope the pictures show how much fun we are having amongst the chaos of 7 kids.

My niece Brooke turned 6 right after we arrived and celebrated with an "Under the Sea" birthday party. Even Josie got dressed up for the occasion!

Jesse and Luke enjoying some of the party decorations.

My sister lives on a very secluded island outside of Vancouver that you can only get to by ferry. It is a beautiful place full of hidden charm. We spent an afternoon exploring one of its beaches.
Anna and Brooke

The fearless foursome

My sister Nikki and I

Berdon and Asher cave exploring

The six pack

1 comment:

  1. I have been thinking about you lots and wondering how the trip went. I am glad to hear you made it safe and sound and even though some parts of the traveling were bad it sounds like all the wonderful memories you will have will more than make up for it. Can't wait to hear all about you trip!!