We're home! And I'm so glad! It's been a full, exciting, emotional week, and I can't wait to tell you about it . . . but I'm exhausted. I got up this morning at 3:30 Eastern Time, spent 7 hours on planes and in airports, and 4 hours driving. Lost one piece of luggage (it's on its way to Vancouver now), and didn't eat a meal till 3:00 this afternoon. It's now almost 9:30 Eastern time, and I think I'm just about ready to plop down and rest a bit. I'd go to bed, but it's only 6:30 Pacific time, so I'll wait a bit for that. Tomorrow is rest day - no alarm clocks, no school; nothing but getting settled back into home life again. I already have all the suitcases unpacked and the mail sorted (most of it was junk mail and was thrown away), checked e-mail, and now I'm ready to chill. I started a book on the plane that I'll read till around 9:00 or so, then turn in. I also still have our parents to call, since they were in church when I got home. They sorta like to know that we got home safely when we've been traveling. Strange thing, that! ;)
Thank you all so much for your prayers for a safe trip, and for all the birthday wishes! My heart was blessed as I read all your comments this afternoon. I didn't have computer access for most of the week, so I wasn't able to read them and answer till now. I hope to answer them all in time. You're all so sweet to keep us in mind. I hope to be back to blogging a bit in the next few days, but I have to get life in general re-started before I can do that. Have a great week!