Monday, December 22, 2008

FINALLY!!!!! HOME!!!!!!!

Finally we are home in St. Louis. After 3 1/2 days of travel. Our flight from LAX-DEN was late and we missed the connection to St. Louis. So we had to overnight in DEN and the shuttle lost Hank's backpack and Sophie's suitcase. A call to 911 and the police and finally at 3am Mountain we had them back!!!! We thought we had lost our camera hard drive and laptop!!!
No direct flight to STL until WEDNESDAY so we caught the DEN-ORD flight and had a nice layover in Chicago. Finally wheels touched down on Runway 30R at Lambert around 4:55pm!!! WHEW!! Family was there with signs, tears, hugs, American flags, and cheers. Our bags beat us! THANK YOU LORD! Sophie is doing well and LOVES the cats and dog. She is also very fond of her Moots, Grandma, not to sure about them men yet! So we will get things updated soon with the remaining video and pix from the trip. We really were sad to leave Viet Nam but GLAD to be home for Christmas as a family.....FINALLY!!!The Belz Signature pre-flight shot from HAN-ICN!

Hangin with Mya at the Incheon transit hotel....

Sleeping in my bassonet HAN-ICN

Up and doing the safety demo for the Asiana staff ICN-LAX

Delayed out of O'Hare....ODD!! PS UNITED AIRLINES STINKS!!!!!

HOLY COW I AM JET LAGGED LIKE HECK AND...WOW!! MY ROOM!!

OH....MY.....LORD!! LOOK AT THIS PLACE!!!

14 comments:

Eric, Joelle and Alex Jantzen said...

Congrats on finally making it home! We wish you a restful night and enjoy the coming days. Merry Christmas!

Thomas and Cathy said...

WELCOME HOME! So glad you finally made it! Cathy and I have been thinking about you guys all day! Get some rest and we look forward to hearing from you! Love- T, C, and E

Laurie said...

Welcome home you guys! We arrived home Sunday at 5:00, and let me just ditto your comment about United! Our flight from Chicago to STL was nothing short of ridiculous!!

Anyhow, after we're both back in our own time zone and the holidays have passed I'd love to get together! I'll email you later!

Laurie (your buddy who although she enjoyed meeting you on a plane would like to stay off planes for a very long time!!) :)

Stevens Family said...

UGG! That trip home is a doozie! Glad to hear your home safe and sound (and with all your luggage). Have a wonderful time getting settled in at home with your little sweetie. What a fantastic Christmas present :)

Destiny said...

It is so surreal to see the pic of Sophie in her room! I cannot believe it! Finally!!!! Merry Christmas!! I'm a little sad I won't be seeing you guys in person (don't forget to skype on C. eve) but it will only be a matter of time until I'm in STL!! Yes! I miss you!!!

Nikki!!

P.S. Apparently someone thought that Me, Thea, and Meg should do the christmas eve dinner since all the adults are working until like 7... I personally think they have a death wish.. :-)

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Sophie and you two glad you are back home. Tell Mom,Dad and Bub miss them in Okla. Can't wait to meet Sophie in person and yes Nikki,Thea and Meg is time to step up, ha!ha! Love you all. Debbie

*Merry Christmas* XOXO

Heather Verweyst said...

call me after the holiday when you are all settled in! I miss you!! WELCOME HOME BELZ FAMILY!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS... I am sure it will be your best one yet!
Heather

Libby said...

"Welcome Home Belz Family....Welcome Home!" So glad to have you back on home turf! A truly Merry Christmas for you all and for the rest of the family!!

XOXOX

Val, Mike and Brax said...

my heart is so happy for you guys. sophie is home sweet home, forever!

Anonymous said...

Finally!!! Welcome Home to all 3 of you guys!!! - Walker's

Renee said...

I am so glad you made it!! It has been so much fun following your story and everyone in the dept has been addicted to the site. I cannot express how excited and thrilled I am for you guys. Christmas is going to be awesome and Mike and Tommy will have to have a play date with Sophie.
Merry Christmas Belz family!!
Love, Renee

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home! Can't wait to meet little Miss Sophie, Will miss everyone this Christmas, but hopefully will see you all soon. Love to all Aunt Tam. Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!! Welcome home Sophie!!!!

-Jonathan and Kim

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to the Belz Family...what a wonderful christmas card this year...the journey to get Sophie...Love you and really miss the family in Okla...hipe to see everyone soon...Love ya Aunt Sue