Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shuttle launch

This has been in the works for quite some time, but I have not had time to blog about it. But I am so excited--we are going to Florida from April 1-6 to see the STS-131 launch of space shuttle Discovery!

Aaron's payload that he has been working on for it seems like forever is going up on this shuttle. I can't even tell you how many hours he has spent on this--being out of town almost every other week, "getting off work" only to come home and work for the rest of the evening and weekends via computer and phone...he has sacrificed a lot to get this done. Don't ask me what it is though, because I have no idea! :) Most of what my husband does is way over my head! All I know is that it is a DOD-approved science experiment. That is the extent of my knowledge. Hee hee!

Anyway, so he has to go to KSC (Kennedy Space Center) on March 22, and we will be joining him April 1. My mom is coming down here to Houston to fly with the boys and me (thank goodness--I was not looking forward to flying alone with 2 children), and we will be meeting Aaron's mom and sister Jenn and our nephew Kody there. We have a few days to do some fun stuff with the kids, and then the launch is on April 5 at 6:30am. I am PRAYING that it doesn't slip because planning this trip has taken a lot of effort and time. If we get there and don't get to see the launch before we have to come home on the 6th, I am going to be so upset! This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing for us, and I am so excited that it is something Trent will actually remember. How cool is it that he will be able to say he saw one of the last shuttle launches ever! And we are so excited to get to share this with our families. We haven't seen Jenn and her family in a few years, so they have never met Drew in person. It's going to be such a fun trip! Can't wait!

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