Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cock-a-doodle-do morning

4am - alarm goes off, carrie gets in shower

4:15 - carrie wakes clay up to get in shower

4:30 - finish last minute packing & prep

4:42 - suitcases by door ready to go, get parker up & head out the door

5am - head to airport

5:20 - park at humphrey terminal, walk & take tram to Lindberg terminal

5:50 - security checkpoint ...this is always the fun one...strip down to practically nothing so that the airport security people can make sure you're not planning an attack...what cracks me up is when we have to take off Parker's shoes & part of his outfit...check all bottles, medicines, breathing equipment, etc. Break down stroller, place all 6 bags on conveyor belt & hope that you didn't forget to take something off/out while the people who do not have kids stand there tapping their foot impatiently. Clay in uniform....thank you Lord for easy access through security this morning! And thank you Clay for wearing your uniform so that I could bring more things! :)

6:05 - head to McD's for a sausage biscuit & juice

6:20 - arrive at gate...we're on the flight! Yes! (that's because most smart people were in the bed at this time of the morning!)

6:30 - Board flight

6:55 - take off for Memphis!

7:05 - Parker is asleep..time for a snooze for mama & daddy

7:20 - paranoid girl who is afraid of flying taps Clay on the shoulder to wake him up & inquire about turbulance

7:55 - paranoid girl is still afraid...wanted to know what keeps the plane from falling apart in the air...clay is talking her through all of her questions

8:15 - gave up on sleep but girl is starting to settle a little bit

8:35 - starting descent...we're almost to memphis!

8:56 - Land in memphis tired but excited to be here (and to have some peace & quiet from the paranoid girl)

9:05 - gate change, delayed on plane for 15 minutes

9:25 - meet Anne Pender at pick-up point at airport!

9:30am-Yea! Headed to grenada...time for some fun!!!


First, Anne drives through & treats us to Chic-fil-a biscuits...yum!





Don't we look perky at the cock-a-doodle-do hours of the morning! :)
Parker was asleep before we had even finished taking off for Memphis!

1 comment:

The Cravens Family said...

FUN FUN times :) My mom told me that she saw you today and I am incredibly jealous!!! She said Parker is so absolutely adorable running around everywhere...I can't wait to see for myself in a couple of months! LOVE TO THE NOLEN'S!
Love, Aunt T