Matt took this picture while we were checking in for our flight.
It's pretty much perfect.
Perfect in it's blurriness. Travel days are not crisp clear.
Perfect in the child-chaos. Luke diving for freedom. Julianna heading somewhere. Me most often with one of the little boys in the ergo, one in the stroller. [John Paul is actually best on my back, he prefers it and so do I.]
All six of us (me and the five children) tucked close together. If there is one thing I say a hundred times on travel days it's this: "Stay close to Mommy."
Perfect with the bags. This trip we had three duffels. Thank you airlines for taking our luggage early and returning it at arrival. I cannot imagine air travel if we didn't get to dump our bags at the airport door. Hallelujah!
We flew Thai Air (red carpet priority treatment to travelers with children) and let me tell you, they know how to love on families. And I appreciate it :)
You can't see it clearly, but Isaac's shirt says "My Dad is Awesome". I didn't plan it, but it makes the picture that much more perfect. Matt wins the Dad of the Year Award every time we travel. He is amazing. Just amazing.
Love parenting this crew with him. On the road and at home.