In contrast to many of the pictures we have taken over the past two years, here is Wesley just a couple days ago. This past Saturday, we safely arrived in Chicago. As always, the trip back was long and tiring, but we made it. We were happy that Wesley slept a good deal on both flights. He wasn’t too happy when he was awake, but you can’t win them all. Plus, all of our luggage arrive safely. We had 4 boxes, 5 big pieces of luggage, 2 backpacks, 2 small pieces of luggage, a pram and a car seat. Luckily, we had some kind souls along the way that took mercy on our plight. A number of random delays made us almost miss our connecting flight to Chicago in Los Angeles, so we were happy to see everything on the conveyor belt at O’Hare. We were also happy to see family again. Wesley has shed any kind of “stranger danger” and been interacting with anyone that pays attention to him. For him, it’s almost like we never left.
While it was hard leaving the nice weather in Sydney, we were happy that our first few days in Chicago were unseasonably warm. And, I can say in all seriousness, that the cold weather has not been as shocking as I expected. In fact, it is a welcome change. I might not say that in January, but that is beside the point. Right now, we are still getting adjusted to the time change. The new schedule was not kind to Wesley the first couple days. We are pretty sure he cried himself hoarse. It will take some time for all three of us to be truly settled in. Once we unraveled everything over two years ago, we knew we were going to have to ravel it back up upon our return. It won’t happen over night, but if we have learned anything from the changes in our life during our time away, it is that it will eventually get done.
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