Monday, May 16, 2011
Two weeks have already sailed by here in Utah. The first week was a bit of an adventure filled with lots of airport time and antibiotics. When we arrived at the airport and got settled at our gate, there was an announcement that the flight would be delayed....SIX hours. Luckily, Adam promptly got on the phone with customer service and rescheduled our flight because by the time we left, others were having to stay overnight in Houston or other cities. The six hours together in the airport was actually a lot of fun. We loved being all together all day and it was so nice having Adam with us, so we made the best of it. We ate an early lunch at Five Guys, which turned out to be a good choice. They were rockin' to the oldies music and our girls couldn't help but move to the tunes. Olive bouncing up and down in the highchair, and Caroline with eyes closed and arms striking poses in the air. They were entertainment for all that were eating their juicy burgers. We were there for over an hour. Other fun was found on the moving sidewalks, with the flags from each country and state hanging from the ceiling, and our little girls made friends with about 200 people saying hello to everyone.
So we got to Utah, our luggage didn't, but it did come at 2 am that night. Then the next day I just felt off. I figured I was just exhausted from packing and traveling. Well, a swollen neck and fever later, I was receiving an antibiotic for strep. Strep is such a beast, it had me down for a week, and we were lucky that everyone else stayed healthy! (Minus Caroline throwing up all day on Mother's Day :( ) I attribute some of my recovery to Cafe Rio that we had on Cinco de Mayo. I knew it was addictive, but I didn't know it had medicinal effects.
A solemn thing that occurred was Adam's sweet Grandma Beckstrom passed away the day before we left D.C. We were so grateful to be here for the funeral and all of the family events. Although she passed peacefully and she is not suffering anymore, it's just hard to not long for that incredible, hard working woman to be around us. It was a funeral filled with inspiring storied to make me want to be more like Great Grandma B and to keep family ties strong.
The next week went much smoother and it's been filled with nephews playing baseball, the zoo, sleepovers with the cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents soaking up the joy that Caroline and Olive bring, old friends and good eats, and lots of sunshine!
Posted by The Beckstroms at 9:32 AM