We're back!

We made it back with just a little more luggage than we left. (The two boxes that we mailed to ourselves should be arriving soon. Hehe.) It was really a struggle to travel with only carry on items. We flew with an airline that charged quite a bit for check-in items, so we decided to do without. It also charged us to check-in at the counter! It was free online, but we couldn't check-in online since we do not have EU passports. With the liquid and weight restrictions, it definitely takes some patience and planning. I had my new hair product confiscated at Stanstead-boo hoo. I had meant to mail it, but forgot. The kids are such good travelers, so that made the trip enjoyable.

I will try and write more about our trip, but it was so nice to be back in the UK. I really miss being able to read signs, understand the radio news, and shop at familiar places. We stocked up on some cute clothes! I had missed my trips to Next, Matalan and H & M. There was also a cute store called The Pumpkin Patch. We think it might also be a store in the U.S. Allen just requested that I bring back some Walker's Sweet Thai Chili crisps (potato chips). The store only had one bag-they must be popular.

We had a nice time with our friends, but just didn't have time to see many people! It definitely is different when you don't have your own transportation. My friend Tasha had a BBQ with a bouncy castle and fabulous dips. One was made from Tastefully Simple's blueberry dip-it was so good! I haven't heard of this company-I need to check it out!

O.K., so I will post more later. I have some laundry and suitcases waiting for my attention. My little man is awake (the monitor tells me) and I need to cuddle with him. He did well with Daddy, but his Mommy really missed him. He still is not drinking milk from a cup, but we are working on it.

3 fabulous friends:

Rhea said...

Glad you're back and can't wait to hear about the trip!

LiteralDan said...

Welcome back-- glad you had a good trip!

Pumpkin Patch clothes are available in the US at Nordstrom and maybe some other stores. Otherwise, the rest of the English-speaking world seems to have dedicated stores.

My dad travels to England several times a year, so our kids have plenty of Pumpkin Patch outfits. I don't care too much about fashion, though all their clothes look really nice, but what I like is that they can stand up to the wear and tear of two or more kids.

Bilary said...

Glad you had fun on your trip! And seriously, I understand all these regulations and I appreciate being kept safe when I fly. But really, do they have to take your hair product? You are a mom with kids, for crying out loud. How much more innocent can you be?:)

Can't wait to hear more!