Thursday, July 22, 2010

Em's Big Adventure

Em leaves for 10 days in London today.  She went two years ago for just over three weeks, and is headed back to meet her Grandma to travel some more.  I can't complain as my parents took my little sister and my brother and I there one year for Spring Break.  I would love to go back though!

We knew when we agreed to let Em go on this trip, that she would be leaving before her dad.  Just one more sign that it is getting closer.

At Em's request, Gunner is taking her to the airport and waiting with her, so she can wait till the last possible minute before saying goodbye.

I'm sure the big adventure awaiting her will keep her mind occupied while she is on the plane, along with daydreams about Justin Beiber.

I'm nervous about her flying by herself, but she has a direct flight, and we are paying the $100 to have her escorted through customs.  Let's hope everything is uneventful.  It's a great opportunity for her, although I know Gunner has a hard time when we leave him.  While it is never easy to leave us, that's the way it usually is, so he finds it hard when the roles are reversed.

In the meantime Junior has pooped in his pants and he didn't take anything, and Abs is in rare form.  Hopefully one day he will look back on this and laugh.

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It's Something Beautiful said...

I think its a great idea that you paid $100 for a escort. Not only is it a little bit more reassuring for you, but also for your daughter I'm sure. I hope she has fun!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I so want to go to London with Em. I would have totally carried her bags or something!

Heidi said...

WOW for Em! And how cool is your mom? I can't imagine 10 days in London . . . I hope someone blogs a little about it, LOL. I would love to hear what she does!

kd said...

That's so cool for Em! I just went through customs in London last week. Good idea on the escort, even though everyone is quite nice--it is crazy!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Such a big adventure!!

Gypsy at Heart said...

Em and Charlie have not stopped chattering since she arrived. They are also hungry all the time. We have walked and walked and walked some more. Tomorrow we begin our big adventure of sightseeing.
I an soooo lucky!