A crazy morning with last minute packing, cleaning and exchanging Hailey's Christmas Uggs for a bigger size. Even had to leave some towels on the clothes line as they weren't dry yet. Was able to squeeze in a quick skype to Mom as it was Christmas day in Canada and she didn't know we were coming home so soon. Last minute check revealed 6 boxes of Tim Tams and 3 boxes of Australian chocolates in the freezer. Quickly threw them in a grocery bag for Brody & I to divide into our carryon luggage later at the airport. We weren't leaving without them!
Friends came to take us to the airport and 4 cars later we were at the international airport. Jason's ute took all of our 10 suitcases totally 500 pounds, we doubled the weight we took to Australia. Shawn & his family followed us so he could drive his other car back they had loaned us, after we got to the airport. Hailey's friend Kit and her mother Liz came as well and gave Hailey a ride to the airport. They went to the domestic airport and we were at the international airport. A little scary thinking she might not make the flight! They made it and all was good. Teary goodbyes with the neighbours and friends!
|Cairns International Airport|
|That's just Darby's luggage!|
|Playing snakes & ladders!|
|Is that our plane?|
|Which movie to watch first?|
|Are we there yet?|
|Found this comfy chair in our last 15 minutes!|
|3 very full carts|
|Last flight!! Enjoy those clothes while you can!|
|Welcome Home sign|
|Good to be home!|
|4 FULL carts|
|Shorts & coats!|
Started unpacking and gathering all our souvenirs and gifts. I guess there really was a lot we had bought when we put it all together in one place.
|Books, must be a teacher in the family.|
|Jewelery ,must be girls in the family.|