After two and a half years I finally got a “break” from Mommy-hood. I’m pretty sure I’m more tired today than I was when I left my house at 4:30am on Friday, but the tiredness is so worth it!
Early Friday morning (4:30am early) I left my house and headed for the airport. My destination? Baltimore, Maryland for the wedding of my friend and former college roommate Tracey! I got to catch up with a few friends, watch my friend smile and glow in a way I’d never seen her do before and, because I wasn’t part of the wedding party but was hanging out with them all, I got to take some fun pictures.
Getting back home on Saturday took some luck and speedy running in some shoes that definitely were not designed for running (or even fast walking) in. My flight from Baltimore was delayed 90 minutes and my layover in Chicago was only supposed to be an hour originally. Before we took off from Baltimore I was told my connecting flight in Chicago was still on time. It was also the last flight to Kansas City for the night. UGH! My only hope would be my connecting flight getting delayed…
When we landed in Chicago I got on the phone with Nick and had him check the flight status. It had been delayed! I told the man sitting behind me (who was also trying to make the KC flight) and he told me he’d make a run for it and tell them to hold the plane for me too. As soon as we got off the plane we took off for the other terminal our connection was leaving from. We arrived breathless (the man a couple of minutes ahead of me) just as the plane was boarding. My feet were screaming at me by now! But I didn’t care – at least I wouldn’t be spending the night in O’Hare airport.
I’ll share more about my trip and a couple of pictures in a day or two. For now, here’s one of my favorites: the bride and myself at the reception!