Here's how it went:
An 8 hour trek home from the beach on Saturday
One last afternoon with my family (more pictures HERE)
An hour and a half car ride to the airport yesterday
Five hour plane trip with no sleeping preschooler and a 24 pound deadweight on my arm for several hours
A sprint through the San Fran airport, only to be told that the boarding doors for our connecting flight were closed already (Cue the tears and then bless the United employee, flight attendent and pilot who reopened them and held the main cabin doors so we could still get on.)
19 minute hopper into Monterey (Mommy, I see our ocean!)
Greetings by our awesome friends Traci and Steven who not only picked us up, but watched our dog for 2 weeks and left cupcakes on the counter
Paperwork for 2 lost carseats, a stroller and our largest bag
Short drive up the 1 (United provided us with carseats for the trip until ours show back up)
Two boys in their own beds (after a month of being in the same room with at least one of them, but many a night with all 4 of us in one room)
One comfy couch and a cocktail.
My own bed.
Kev back to school
Getting boys back on schedule (hello, 4:45 wake up from a certain 3 year old who felt like it was 7:45)
Jeans and a sweater
It is good to be home.