It is wonderful to be home. We've been here for less than 48 hours. I haven't uploaded any pictures from our return, but I will soon.
We landed in Dallas a little earlier than scheduled, but Immigration made sure we didn't leave the airport earlier than scheduled. With J, we were able to go through the non-US citizen line. We thought that'd be great because it was half as long as the citizen line. What we didn't realize was that after we got to that counter, we had to go into a room to wait for processing. An hour and a half later, we left that room, grabbed our bags which were, thankfully, still there and had no line for customs.
The greeting that we received at the airport by family and friends was amazing. Simply amazing. We were pushing our cart full of bags and rounded a corner to cheers and chants of "We Want Josie!!". I, of course, was overwhelmed. Hugs and kisses and roses and balloons and everyone near and dear. Almost. Unfortunately, since we were in Immigration for so long, Elastigirl had to leave before we came out. I'll have to make a special trip to her house and deliver goodies that we picked up along the way for her and her guys.
Uncle J's wife and daughter and a couple of his grandkids were there. That only added to the emotional nature of it for me. I was so glad they were able to be there and hang out and wait for us to come out.
Here's a little clip of our arrival. You'll have to pause the music at the bottom of the page again, although there really isn't much to hear on the video.
I was so overwhelmed by the number of people there, that I didn't even see Phoebe until she ran PAST me to Allen. I love the part of the video of her running to us.