It"s a Crazy Wonderful Life

This is a blog about my family and the crazy life in the Sims Household. We have 5 children, ranging from 14 to 5, and seem to be going in all different directions sometimes. The purpose of this blog is to help keep our friends and family up to date on what is going on in our lives.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Chronicles of Norway (Part 1) Getting There

Well, we made it. It is now a beautiful rainy morning inNorway and I have just awaken from over 12 hours of sleep. Thank you mom and dad for letting us all sleep in. The children, bless them, are still out cold.

Our travels were long but for the most part the cildren traveled really well. We had a couple of them very nervous before embarking on to the plane as they had never flown before, however the fear quickly turned to excitement as the plane left the ground. It was Tiffany that said, "This isn't scary at all, it is AWESOME!!!"

Our flight from Denver to London was good. Kyle slept nearly the whole way and the others slep enough to not be a bother to anyone around us. When awake they quietly occipied themselves watching the seatback movies or TV the airlines had to offer. Or playing the Nintendo DS or MP3 players. As for Mike and I, sleep was a little bit harder to come by. MOst of the kids just curled right up in their seats, bbut that is a bit harder for a full grown adult to do.

Once we arrived in London it was noon London time, but about 4 am to our bodies. The kids were grumpy and not very happy to spend 4 1/2 hours sitting at the airport. I was amazed by how crowded the waiting area was there. We managed to find a block of seats all together and tried to occupy the kids for a while. We managed to chase away everyone sitting remotely close to us with the kids arguing, but we survived our wait time. When our flight was finally called, we very happily walked out to our gate and onto the plane.

This flight was only an hour and 50 minutes, but it was worse than the whole 8 and a half hours into London. Jake and Kyle could NOT sit still. I was the recipient of many evil stares and did all I could to keep them still. Mike was sitting a couple of rows back with Ryan so there wasn't much he could do to help.

Well, anyway we arrived safely and overall the trip was pretty good. We now feel like completely new people with a good night of sleep (12 uninterrupted hours) and showers behind us.

I will post pictures later. By the way, Norway is so green and beautiful!!! I can't wait to see more.


Nigel Flannery Livingston said...

If Mike was sitting a few rows back, why didn't he have Jake with him?

Michelle said...

Response to Nigel:
Actually Mike sat next to Jake on the long flight. I definitely got the raw end of that deal. I Love Jake dearly, but he can be a real handful especially in close quarters.

Mike said to tell you that I was sitting by Jake beacuase that is what he told me to do and I am the submissive wife that responds "yes dear, whatever you say dear". What a laugh!!

New York Sims said...

Glad to hear it went well for the most part. Enjoy your trip!

Eliza Brock said...

Hope you guys have more fun after getting your rest. I will check in often.

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