Mother's Day weekend was a crazy one for us.
First we traveled to Pennsylvania to the wedding of dear friends. In addition to wanting to celebrate with the couple, I'd been asked to be one of the photographers. The event was extra special because our two oldest daughters, Anna and Alison, were amongst the bridesmaids.
As soon as the wedding finished, we hoped in our rental van to head to Dulles Airport in Washington D.C. for the vacation of a lifetime. We were going to England with a side trip to Paris! Beloved family members and friends saw us off.
After a long overnight flight, we landed at Heathrow Airport.
We then took the train into central London. An advantage of having older kiddos was that everyone managed their own luggage. Matt was my hero and helped me with mine. I'm not known for packing light!
Once we reached Paddington Station, we were on the hunt for food. Our stomachs were quite confused by the time change!
Next we headed to our hotel via "The Tube" as London calls its underground mass transit system.
As we came up from the underground train system near Trafalgar Square, this was our view. Our hearts were full of gratitude to the Lord for allowing us to go on this fairy tale trip!
I so love the architecture in England. This building next door to our hotel immediately caught my eye.
Here every one is dragging their suitcases into our hotel with Dad leading the way.
One of the other thing I love about England is the many flowers that adorn the buildings.
You may have guessed from some of my descriptions that this was not our first trip to England. Our family lived in the country from 1997-2000. It was a magical time for us. Ever since then we are true Anglophiles! We've had two chances to return as a family, and each time we're filled with wonder at God's goodness in giving us the opportunity!
Now, jet lag has caught up with me. More another time!