Once we made it to Detroit, we actually thought we were okay to make our next flight, but that must have been the jet lag getting to our heads :) We missed the flight by about 10 minutes! Ugh. Fortunately, there was another flight out leaving in 3 hours. Unfortunately, it was overbooked. So, we ended up being placed on the very last flight to Phoenix that night which was scheduled to depart at 7:35pm.
After seeing everything we could see in the Detroit airport, Micah (being the wonderful husband that he is) conceded to my wishes to get us a room at the airport hotel for the next 7 hours we were stuck there. I have to say, this was the best decision ever. We all enjoyed naps, showers, and room service for lunch! We tried to make the most of it, even though all we really wanted was to just get home.
The flight departed about 10 minutes late (due to weather again), and we finally arrived home to Sky Harbor airport just shy of 10:00pm. I knew Eli (along with my parents) would be there waiting for us, but I had no idea that so many wonderful friends would make the late journey to the airport just to greet us. We felt so loved and it was wonderful to see familiar faces.
A few photos from the welcome home reception at the airport... (thanks to Jeanetta, who didn't actually appear in a single shot but we SO appreciate her being there and snapping pics!)
Eli greeting Ryan and Terri, friends from Harvest (or as he calls them "Kaylee's mom & dad")Bonnie (my lovely sister), Melissa (thanks for updating my blog during the trip!), and Lee (our Pastor... and Melissa's husband, he he)
Brenda (Micah's sister), Grandpa, Bonnie, and Papa (Micah's dad), and of course Eli (our little Linus) with his beloved blankie
Terri, Melissa, Lee, Papa, Nicole (thank you for the cute stuffed animals - kids loved them!!), and Ryan