We flew 3 hours or so from Cairns to Sydney.
While we were in the Sydney airport EJ decided to pull the trigger and purchase the kangaroo pelt he had been eyeing all week. I couldn't say no. I was the kill joy who convinced him not to buy the didgeridoo he wanted so badly. I felt kind of bad about it. I just couldn't figure out where we would keep a didgeridoo. He sold me on the kangaroo pelt by promising that it would find a home at his office.
Also, he was super supportive of me buying authentic Australian Uggs the day we went to Kuranda. So fancy. Well, it would be fancy if Uggs were fancy. I know they are ugly but man boy howdy they are snuggly.
Next flight was the big one...Sydney to Dallas.
Finally Dallas to Wichita.
Car ride from the airport to home. (Thank you to EJ's dad aka Papa for the ride home)
We made it home by 6:30pm but we made plans to pick up the little four the next day. I knew that we would need a good night of sleep. It was so hard not to run to the farm and hug them. Grammy and Pop had been keeping them all week but they had to be out of town for a wedding. Aunt Rock Star took over when they left. She had 8 children ages 2 to 10. She is the best!
We went to bed in an attempt to rest up before picking up the youngest four. Poor B and W were completely off due to the time changes. They kept waking up and had a terrible time going back to sleep.
We woke up around 10:30am and headed to get the kids as soon as we were ready. We couldn't wait to wrap our arms around those sweeties!
It feels so good to be all together again! Adventures are fantastic but the best place to be is HOME.