Allyn and I were both in aisle seats and right across from each other. The eleven hours went by quite quickly as I spent time reading the Book of Mormon (I finished it!), rereading my favorite General Conference talk, watching a Sherlock Holmes movie, standing at the back of the plane looking out the windows at the scenery, etc. It was interesting to pick out certain landmarks as we flew over areas in America that we were familiar with. We actually arrived at LAX twenty minutes early but spent thirty minutes waiting for permission to pull into our spot at the terminal!
Andrew and Erica were there to pick us up at the airport and it was good to see them! We were a bit worried about how the yard had fared because it had been so hot while we were gone but it looked great and the house was really clean. Thanks Andrew . . . and Erica!
Now it is back to everyday life . . . laundry, cooking, cleaning, work, etc. and waiting for Aimee to come home in a week! We feel very bless to have had the opportunity to spend time with Aimee in Romania and see the children she touched and the country she has learned to love. Our experiences have given us a continued appreciation for America, the country that we live in, and a desire to safeguard the rights and freedoms that we have because we are a democracy. It has also opened our eyes to the difficult circumstances that many people throughout the world live in and a desire to help where it is possible to do so.