After 2 birthday parties, the last day of school, packing for 5 kids and myself for a 7 week trip, getting up at 5 am, heading to the airport, getting the bags checked in, making it through security, boarding the first plane, getting off the plane in Chicago, finding a McDonalds, feeding all the kids, finding the next gate, boarding the next flight, landing, getting all the kids, all the stuff, and the luggage, finding my dad at curbside, and driving to my parents home -- I MADE IT here! I made it in time. I went right in and saw my mom. She was awake and she saw and recognized me. She gave all my kids a sweet hello, hug and kiss.