Monday, June 25, 2012

California Dreamin'

WOW! the last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement and stress and fun! We are currently sitting in LAX airport waiting to board our flight to Australia via Auckland New Zealand.

After packing and packing and packing and then re-packing.. our leg of our trip from Chicago to LA went well. We also just checked our 8 bags in LA with no problems and security was relatively easy. We have yet to have our carry-ons weighed but are hoping that process goes smoothly as well.

Today we spent a large chunk of the day hanging out with my (Heathers) cousin Brett and his wife Michele and family and our good friend Sunday at a beach club near their house. our plan was to completely wipe out the kids with sun, water, sand and fun! I think mission was accomplished and we are so hoping that the kids knock out for the majority of our first leg of the trip of 13hrs!  We had a blast in Cali and we could have definitely stayed a few days!

We appreciate prayers for the rest of our travels!!

Here are a few photos from the last 2 weeks of our time in Chicago and today in Cali.
Bruce's flight lesson before we left Michigan (birthday present)

Keeping cool in the Chicago heat wave!


fun in the sun!

Abbie Sandwich!

Our little troopers at LAX! :)


  1. i remember years ago listening to your guys' plans for the future. i remember talking to you about the shekletons move to michigan and you were excited cause you guys were going to move there in a few years. at the time, everything seemed so far away. now both of our time in MI is over and i'm so glad we got to share it together. we wish you all the best in austrailia! we love you and will be praying for you!!

  2. Ya all look great! So glad to see you had a wonderful Time!