We stayed at Audrey's house for the first few days, soaking up time with her kiddos, who were so adorable with Eleanor. Remy especially loved watching over the baby. And my dear mom continued to take shifts with Eleanor during the night, giving me glorious, needed rest as I was still recovering.
^^Oliver: "Do I have to kiss her? Can I just pretend?"
^^ Meeting Uncle Brad!
That night we had all of our freshmen guy friends and their wives over for a BYU game at Grammy and Grandpa McKell's. It was just like old times and I so loved getting to see all of our dear friends again. I love every person those guys married and consider them to be my close friends too now. We were also surprised by a visit from Aaron's aunt, uncle and cousins that night and had fun seeing them ooh and aah over Eleanor. Grammy and Grandpa were kind enough to let us stay with them and were so cute with Eleanor. We sure miss living close to them!
We went to church with our old Aspenwood ward on Sunday and had fun seeing those familiar faces.
Then on Sunday night Aaron and I flew home on separate flights because that was all that had been available. Despite a longer than planned layover and flying solo for the first time with the babes, it turned out all right. Eleanor thankfully slept through the whole thing and every person we came across offered to help, including our flight's pilot! Thank goodness for good people.
It was definitely ambitious to take such a trip when Eleanor was so young and I still wasn't totally recovered. I think I will opt to stay at home for the first 6 weeks for my next babies, but it is just so hard to turn down an opportunity to see family and friends. We loved seeing you all!