Mary’s First Flight

We said goodbye to the children this afternoon.

And got ourselves through security… 

Can you see our friend Brother Anderson working in the background in the top left of the picture?

Then Mary had an upgrade on her recent social studies homework about how to use maps.  I showed her our tickets, and what everything meant, and I showed her the board and how to read the graph.

Then it was her job to find our gate!

She did so great!

And there was a little restaurant that wasn’t super busy just across  the way, so we were able to wait comfortably.

She got so excited when our plane arrived!

And then even more excited to find our seats on the plane!

She completely freaked out when the plane took off, shouting, “We are flying!  We are flying!”  It was so funny!

With two and a half hours to fly, though, she settled down soon enough.  

We don’t go anywhere without art supplies, and so enjoyed the time drawing together.

I loved her drawing… we are big Hidden Figures fans, obviously.

We spotted all kinds of different types of clouds – best science ever!

And guess who we sat with on the plane?!

Some of our very most favorite people!

Which meant Mary had a new friend to play with for most of the flight!

We are so excited to be back in Salt Lake City!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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