Friday, March 20, 2009

Jet lagged with a Newborn...

I'd never traveled with a three year old and a new born before so I was anxious about how our trans Atlantic trip would go. Thankfully it went much smoother than I'd anticipated.

Our flight out of Orlando was delayed a bit so that put in to Newark behind schedule so we had to rush to catch our next flight. We barely made it in time and amazingly our luggage made it on the plane as well! It was actually nice because they were some of the first bags to come off the plane and onto the luggage carousel in Belfast so we didn't have to stand around and wait at all!

We sat in the bulkhead seats on both flights so that gave us more leg room and they attached a bassinet to the wall for the over night flight. Very nice! Ethan was so good. He happily lay in the bassinet and finally fell asleep. After Elijah watched a movie he fell asleep too, all curled up in his seat. So I was able to get a nap in as well.

Geoff's mom and sister picked us up at the airport. It was a crisp and foggy Belfast morning.
Rachel has some pictures on her camera of yesterday. I'll ask her to send some so i can put them up. Elijah was happy to see his Nana, Auntie Rachel and Granny and later on his Granddad Charlie. Ethan didn't much care about anything. Just that mommy was there when he woke up to feed him.

After sleeping in this morning we went over to see Geoff's boss. Thankfully he still has work for Geoff so he starts on Monday. Geoff's the kind of guy who likes to keep busy so he's looking forward to getting back to work.

Here's a couple pictures taken this after noon through the window of the car. I wasn't about to roll the window down and let in all the cold wind even if it would make my pictures clearer!

Ethan's all bundled up and ready to go!

We passed this farm in the country.
Things will be getting greener as spring arrives. You can already see daffodils every wear lining the roads and in people's gardens. They are so pretty. I'm sure you'll be seeing the cheerful flowers adorning this blog soon as well!

The narrow and windy roads.

AJ's diner. Has great fish 'n chips!
Also, thank you for praying for my Uncle as he had his hip replaced on Wednesday. The surgery only took 1 hour! The doctor said everything went well. I'm going to continue to pray that his healing will go just as well.

I'm going to get back to unpacking. Bye for now.

What are your plans for the weekend?


simplebeauty said...


I'm not sure if you remember me, we met at the Titus 2 Blog party. I've been following your blog and I just wanted to say that I'm happy you are safely over in Ireland! May God bless you and your family!!


PS this weekend we plan on playing a whole lot and trying not to notice that it is suppose to rain and we can't go to the park.

Becky K. said...

I am so glad that your travels were good.

Welcome home!

I am about to head over to your Aunt and Uncle's house in just a few minutes.


Alicia said...

so glad things went well! thats pretty cool that they had a bassinet for Ethan too....sorry i am not using caps, i am typing one handed! lol... i am sure you understand!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Melissa! You are a sweetheart! Uncle Tim is home, and doing great.

Thanks for praying!

I am thankful that you arrived safely! I think that the bassinet sounds so cool and so nice for Ethan and you!

The Lord is gracious!

Anonymous said...

AH, all has worked out and you are home at last!!! We can thank the Lord for such a great flight with the boys!!

Karen said...

I'm so glad the travel back turned out well with Elijah and Ethan!

We love you guys and miss you all already! (Thanks again for teaching us how to play Settlers).

Your Blog is one of the first things I check each day. =)

Tracy said...

Glad your flight was uneventful. I sure your Ireland family must be loving up little Ethan and Elijah!

Markus and Sarah said...

Glad you had safe travels across the Atlantic and that the boys did so well! :-)

Ruth said...

It is great to have you back, really looking Ethan at church on sunday and to give you and Elijah a big hug.

The Bailie Clan said...

wow! that DID go smoothly! you are so lucky! i'm so happy for you! and that Geoff gets to start his new job on Monday. what will he be doing? where are you living? I haven't been keeping up to date.... but you going back must mean that this is some what for good now? like you have a visa and what not?

i sure hope so! what a lot of messing around! :)

take care!

Crystal said...

Praise the Lord for safe travels!
What a blessing to have both boys sleep! At least for part of the time

You are missed! Especially today with wedding plans :-)