We started our trip by taking a long drive north to Libertyville, IL (Chicago area) where my sister lives. What normally is a 10 hour drive (without kids) took us 13.5 hours (with 4 kids)! About 3/4 of the way there, Joshua (our 4 year old) couldn't take it anymore and wanted to turn around and go home. How do you explain to a 4 year old that we were closer to our destination than to our home? Poor boy! He just wanted out of that vehicle! We finally made it and were glad to have some time to rest, relax, and stretch our legs.
The next day we were able to be with my sister, her family, and many other family and friends to celebrate my nephews first birthday. He is an adorable little boy! I'm so glad we got to be a part of this special day in his life!
|Jude's 1st Birthday!|
|Sofia, Jude and Ali taking a bath together!|
The following day was our day to fly to Honduras - but of course not without a few bumps along the way.
(1) We woke up to snow! Poor Joshua was so confused. He has been looking forward to summer for so long. How in the world could there be snow on the ground?
(2) Dead car battery! That was my fault. I was out in the car the night before looking for some things and left the interior lights on. Oops!
|Oops! That would be my fault! Sorry honey!|
|At O'Hare airport|
|Got on the plane|
|Got off the plane.|
|Got on the plane again.|
(4) Missed connection! We knew there was pretty much no way we were going to make our connection. We landed in Miami about 5 minutes before our next flight took off. We were still taxiing to the gate when they left.
(5) Unexpected overnight stay in Miami! All we had were our toothbrushes! I'm so glad we at least had that.
|Hotel in Miami|
|Sweet Ali is always so happy!|
|Wishing they had their suits!|
We finally made it to San Pedro Sula, Honduras as did all our luggage. I'm actually still surprised about the luggage making it. I was certain something was going to get lost along the way! We were so glad to finally be there! Well, kind of. Once we landed we still had a two hour drive to my MIL's house, but after everything that had already happened that was no biggie.
|Finally heading to Honduras|
|We made it! |
Waiting to get through immigration.
|On our way to Siguatepeque! WooHoo!|