Monday, June 23, 2008

We're leaving on a jet plane

I'm madly getting laundry done to have clothes to pack in the red bags Keith pulled out of his magic hat this morning. (He bought them years ago for Kathleen's soccer team.) Seven red sports bags are lined up in the family room receiving various forms of packing mania -- all the fun stuff that signals vacation time for our family -- bathing suites, sunscreen, towels, flip-flops . . . And the kids that went to the Braves game a few weeks ago are bringing along their Braves tote bags for their carry-ons.

We should be arriving at LAX at about 9:00 am. My mom is working on the rather daunting task of picking up all nine of us and getting us back to her house so we can get settled in and then back out again -- probably first stop: THE BEACH!

We're so excited to see everyone. The kids are hilarious as they prepare for the trip. All of their personalities come through. Keri Lynn has been doing her own laundry for the last few days getting ready for the trip. Kristofer says, "We're leaving tomorrow?" Kade wants to pack his own clothes instead of letting me do it for him. Konner doesn't care two wits if he even has any clean clothes, "I could just wear this all week." Kylie packed her own things days ago since she's the one with a ton of extra clothes. Kathleen asked if I would take HER clothes out of HER bathroom to wash them for her . . .

It's supposed to be really hot in Southern California right now -- all the way up into the 100's. This is unusual for this time of year. Usually it's June Gloom, much to Keri Lynn's dismay, being her birthday month and all. It will be weird to feel the California dry heat as opposed to the slightly "cooler" Georgia humidity.

Off to change another load!


Lil Sister Connie said...

Let's do it!!! I am so excited...I feel like it's been 100 years since I've seen my family...I pray you have a blessed time!!!

We love you!

Jackie said...

We'll see you soon! Looking forward to it!

Qtpies7 said...

Have a great trip! I have yet to brave a plane with all 7 kids! It was so hard with 3 and preggo! Now the kids are older and it would probably go well.

Have fun!

June Bostick said...

It was great seeing you. as you can see i got you back!

Jackie said...

Thank you, Lisa! We had a great time!

June, it was so good to see you. I missed seeing Sarah! I was so upset about that! Keri Lynn saw her, though, and that was the important thing.