We’re back!

We survived the plane rides to and from Texas!  It was not as bad as I thought, although, they did have some moments where my panic meter started to rise…
Mainly with the ear popping thing.  Kate was pretty easy.  Emma was not.  Word of advice: have the gum or a drink ready on the descent–not stored in the upper bin with all the carry-ons.

I have discovered I have a new fear of flying now.  I’ve never been bothered by flying.  Never.  But flying with my precious girls I couldn’t help but think of terrorists, birds hitting the plane, bad turbulence, drunk pilots, flying into the twilight zone…you name it, I thought it might happen.  I was so scared something would happen to my baby girls.  Where did this come from? And can I make it go away?  I don’t remember thinking this when we traveled with Emma few years ago.  Maybe I read too much news.  Maybe I’m just older and getting more paranoid.  I don’t know, but my mind was a mess on the plane.

Speaking of older…I currently turned year number 28, going on 29 now.  Ah! At least Scott is 4 months older than me.  I can always say I’m younger than him. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d say it’s a good birthday when it’s 65 degrees out on November 27th.  Scott went a little over the top again for my birthday present.  He surprised me with a trip to New York City in May!  I have never been.  It’s my number 1 destination I would like to visit.  Although, I feel extremely guilty for his huge purchase just for my birthday.  I’m sure the guilt will disappear in the spring ๐Ÿ™‚

When we got home last night, we pulled up to our house and saw my dad put up our Christmas lights on the house!  I could not be more excited seeing that. Neither could Emma.  We walked in and my mom cleaned our house, stocked our fridge and pantry, and left me birthday presents on the table.  Among the gifts is a book.  I will have to post about that later.  I am quite shocked at the book choice.

So all in all, a nice happy Thanksgiving and birthday.
Bring on Christmas.

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