Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Miracle

We've made it! Two years ago we attempted to come share Christmas with Boyd's family in Denver, but a 3 day blizzard thwarted our plans. On Friday, we feared the worst when we saw the accumulation on snow. We had a flight later that day to Denver.

It was a very frustrating day, but we feel very blessed to have made it. We feel that many prayers were answered and a small miracle got us here. Luckily, we checked our flight status online before we left and it was delayed 3 hours. WE cancelled our car service out to Newark which was risky because there were no more cars available. WE decided to drive and park at the airport because it would be the same price as a cab there and back and if our flight was cancelled we would have the option of driving back. We feared the worst driving to the airport and we were pleasantly surprised not to encounter too much traffic or snow delays. We did get lost a bit, but we made it to the airport where we expected chaos, only to be pleasantly surprised by few lines and friendly staff.
As we were preparing to go through security. Gavin looked up at me with excitement in his eyes, but a very stoic face and said. "This is going to be so exciting mom." Yes, very exciting...

We got some food and waited about 45 minutes total. They made an announcement that several flights were cancelled, but they were going to try and get the Denver flight out. We expected it to be a full flight and we didn't attempt to get an extra seat for Eli. But, as we were boarding and getting a ticket for his stroller car seat, Boyd thought he would give it a shot and asked if there was an extra seat. Sure enough, there was one in our isle! Could it be true? Boyd and I crossed our fingers until we took off. The flight went relatively well. Boyd was in the hot seat (sitting between Gavin and Eli) so you can ask him how the flight went!

We truly feel blessed and happy to spend some time here with Grandma Miggy and with the whole Nelson/McGinnis gang. We recognize the small miracles that took place too get us here.

I realize I have been behind in my posts and I am hoping to catch up while we are here!


Monica Merced Rich said...

Hurray! You are back to blogging. I'm so happy.

BTW -- I have an amazing cake recipe to share. After I made it I thought, "Em is going to LOVE this."

Perry Family said...

We would love to see your family while you're here if you have time! Maryanne and Coryn have our number, or you can email me.
Cami Perry