Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stuck in Cincinnati

What should have been a standard flight from Philadelphia to Salt Lake for Liz and the kids turned out to be quite the ordeal.

After getting delayed for more than four hours she was offered a flight to Cincinnati connecting then onto Salt Lake. She was promised first class seats for the second leg no less. Pretty hard for them to make good on that promise when they delay that flight too and then leave her stranded.

Delta did pay for the hotel room so she and the kids could stay overnight but she didn't get much sleep in the few hours they were at the hotel since she had to be back at the airport at 6:30 AM.

The kids were in good spirits and having a grand time despite the terrible circumstances. Liz of course endured it like the trooper that she is. She got the little ones to Salt Lake safe and sound and hopefully she'll be able to get a little R&R while she is there.

I'm headed out on the 16th which isn't soon enough for me but it's the best I could do with what vacation time I have left. The family reunion should be really fun. I'm looking forward to seeing my relatives and being with my family again.

It's amazing how quiet it is with the kids gone. I overslept this morning because they weren't here to wake me. I miss them terribly and can't wait to be with them and Elizabeth again.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


A really great friend of mine spent the weekend with my family and me. We had a great time and he was so good with the kids.

Jason and I met about 14 years ago, wow that was a long time ago. We both served missions in Japan and the whole time we were roommates at BYU he invited me to come visit him in Maryland.

Of course when things were looking serious with the job I now have, he was one of the first people I contacted to get the low down on the east coast. He had great advise as always, and we've really enjoyed all that Maryland and the east coast has to offer.

I'm glad that he lives as close as he does so we can do things together I wish it was a little closer so we could do things even more often.