Saturday, March 21, 2009

Back in my Birthland!

We have been sooo excited for this trip to Korea. My parents are serving as mission presidents for our church in Korea and we decided it was time to take a trip and visit. I will have TONS of pictures to post when I get back but here is our arrival at the airport. I flew with the 4 kids myself and Scott is meeting us a week later. The entire flying time took almost 22 hours from start to finish and let me tell you it felt like that long too. The kids were actually really great on the flights, but it is just a looooooong time to be on planes. It got boring for me. Each seat has its own little t.v. and they have several channels you can watch a bunch of movies on, but after about 2 shows that gets old too. I looked at the inflight map when I thought we must only have a few hours left and was VERY disappointed when it said we weren't even to the International Date Line (which is about halfway there). I couldn't believe there was still over 7 hours to fly! We got a little sleep, but I was actually glad we didn't all sleep a ton. That way the jetlag wouldn't be as hard to get over. After landing it took a little time to get all of our stuff together and get through customs, but my parents were waiting there waving a Korean fan and our last name on a sign :) Happy Happy at last!!!!!!!!


7 comments:

becki said...

you are amazing-you flew by yourself? with 4 kids? my new hero. enjoy the food and the shopping!! cheap purses and stuff-find them!!

Shipley Family said...

I love the look on your dads face. It's pure joy. Have a great time.

Amanda said...

you survived the flight!!! I LOVE the pic of Ethan hugging Gpa, priceless. I bet you are having fun too. I am excited to hear about it.

Katie said...

Glad you made it safe and sound. You should get a medal for making it through that flight. Have an awesome time. Can't wait to see photos.

Mommymita said...

That is adventure! I can't wait to hear more

Jennalee said...

WOW! been thinkin about you and wondering how it went :) you all look to be still breathing-a good sign! happy traveling

Konrad said...

This post brings a little tear to my eye as i know EXACTLY what you must have been feeling. After such a long flight seeing your parents must have been absolute relief!