As many of you already know, LJ and Collin never made it. We were waiting anxiously to pick them up Friday night. They were supposed to land at 7:30. They called from the airport saying the arrival time had changed to 8:15. We were planning to have ‘Christmas’ when they we finally got them here and we live ninety minutes from the airport. The next text said the time of arrival had been pushed to 11:05. Argggg!
Normally Nick is in bed by nine so I asked him if he was going to be able to stay up and he said sure, Christmas only come once a year. So, if we had to we could be opening presents at two AM. We didn’t care. Now in addition to wanting to come for Christmas and see the families, there was that wedding that they were anxious to get to.
Then around 8:30 we got the word – flight canceled. They were caught up in the chaos at JFK. They were trying to get their bagsback as they were trying to make bus connections. But the bags were in the mass of the hundreds, maybe thousands of bags stacked around. Collin offered to drive through the night, since LJ let his license lapse. But there were no cars left at JFK to rent and the other places they tried were closed and with great reluctance they gave up and headed home.
The next morning we had our Christmas. Mollie was upset, she really had wanted the boys to be there but we all tried our best to be cheerful. We Facetimes with them and it wasn’t having them home, but it was the best we could do.
Later the next day LJ and Collin both put on their suits and their friends helped them Facetime into the wedding and they got to participate from afar.
It was definitely an unusual Christmas and we really missed the boys but they are going to try to come in a month or two.
Now I’m ready to begin the new year – just a bit late. I hope 2018 will be a wonderful year for everyone.