We found out the end of March that Adam's sister, Rachel, was getting married in Carlsbad, NM. We initially started planning for Adam to make the trip alone, but after talking with Bev. (my MIL) we decided it needed to be a whole family affair :) So with a week of planning, lists, 2 huge suitcases, and MANY prayers we headed out on the twins first airplane trip. Needless to say, we were a LITTLE worried they might have a hard time with all the time in their car seats, or the air pressure changes, or all the germies they would be dealing with in the airport (seriously, complete strangers would come up and kiss on them.... Really?), or.... or... or..... You get the idea :) Everything was going to be out of our control and they were BARELY 3 month old preemies. I mean, they had only been out of the NICU for 2 1/2 months.... Oh the anxiety :)
But they LOVE to blow us away on a regular basis, and this one was a doosie :) They were literally angelic. NO crying when they were in their car seats for 10 hours 2 out of 4 days, or when the plane was landing or taking off, or when a million new faces were holding them, or when they were sleeping in a new house/room. They did FANTASTIC and it made me want to buy a plane ticket for Europe and finish our backpacking tour over there :) (However they come with a TON more luggage! Adam and I were able to SHARE a medium sized bag for 2 1/2 weeks in Europe, but with these munchkins we had 2 HUGE bags. Good grief:)
Zach on his first trip in the sky :)
Adam and Ellie chilling. I WISH I had a pic 20 min later when she was literally jumping up and down looking out the window. This girl LOVES new things and is quite the dare devil already.... She MIGHT'VE gotten that trait from her Daddy :)
Zach and I dancing at the reception :) I LOVE those beautiful blue eyes :)
Ellie dancing with her daddy :) Melt my heart :)
LOVE these faces :)
It was really great to see family we hadn't seen in a LONG time and/or family I hadn't even met yet. It was a wonderful weekend and I'm SO grateful we were able to truly enjoy our time there.