Each of the kids got a plate and silverware and they were really, really excited.
Daddy reading the letter from Santa.And reading the Christmas Story from the Bible.
Abby ready for the airport
When we left the house, our flight was on time and I checked it pretty often on the way to the airport. About 20 minutes out, the status showed a 45 minute delay. When we got to the airport we found out that it was because our plane was coming from Chicago and had been delayed because of weather, but it was in the air and the updated time should be good. The only trouble was that the delay pushed us into the time that Dallas was supposed to be getting ice. My husband assured me that the airlines wouldn't let us take off if they weren't sure we could land.
We used our extra time to eat at Max and Erma's. I'm glad we did.
I love this picture of Aaron taking the big suitcase into the airport. He's such a big boy!
I will say that our kids were really quite angelic throughout the ordeal (until the very end when we had to taxi around the airport which is the size of a small county and Abby had to be constrained in a seat. that part did not go well, but other than that...) and the fellow passengers were so kind. Everyone was lovely and the staff did everything they could to keep people comfortable. They had free drinks and snacks until they ran out and everyone was very friendly.
And that was our Very Merry Christmas! I hope yours was fabulous, as well.