We still have not booked our flights, but just need to review some that Golden Rule emailed us. The nice thing is that it's significantly cheaper to fly in/out of our regional airport that's only 10 minutes from our house. But the bad thing is that there are like 3 connections with some decent (3+ hour) layovers. We just need to sit down and look them over one more time before booking them.
But today I did book the boys' flights to California! I'll be flying out with them and they'll be staying with Joel's parents. Joel's dad will fly back with them on their return flight. The boys are soooo excited! I have been working on a last minute surprise for them, too! My sister and I are planning to take our kids to Disneyland for a day (our friend from high school works there and she may be able to score free tickets for all of us!) It will be a nice last excursion with the boys before I leave them to travel across the world for over a month!! The Franciscos are planning to meet up with us, too, but this is all a surprise! I'm so thankful that this little trip is falling into place, especially since I'll be gone for Sam's 9th birthday. I'll just tell him this is a special early-birthday trip. :-)
Yay!!! I'm so excited (and terrified at the same time)!!