For all of you that prayed for our flight, thank you! For those of you that prayed for good travel in general, could have used a few more prayers, HAHA!
So to put it lightly going through security was horrible. Lee got all but stripped searched for about 5 minutes, 3 of our carry-ons got searched (which they told me I had to be right next to the bag while they were searching it), I had one flip-flop on and one I couldn't find, Maddox had to use the bathroom BAD and to top it off Liam was crying hard because he was hungry (I was trying to hold him off for the plane ride.) Needless to say, I was SWEATING by the time we got to the airplane. Luckily our friend Hope got to meet us on the other side of security and helped me wrangle the kids while we waited for Lee.
Ok, so that was the bad part but all three of the kids were angels during the flight and literally slept most of the way. We watched movies, ate dinner and played games. Once we got to Lima we got to skip through customs when they saw our load and though both Lee and Hope got stopped to get the luggage checked, I snuck out with the kids and skipped on through to the other side (hopefully no one that works for the airport is reading this.) I've included a few pictures of our time in security and to show you what we looked like at 1:00 in the morning after getting all of our stuff:
Let's Play "I spy"- Where is Stephanie's Shoe???
All in all our first night was smooth and our first day was a fun-filled day of shopping. The differences in the cultures really didn't hit until I went to the "mall" to go buy silverware that evening. It was INSANE! I'll describe my shopping experience tomorrow because I am honestly WAY too tired.
Thank you for all your prayers for safety and please continue to pray for the next few weeks of trying to get settled.
PS Sorry if there are any typos, I'm too tired to go back and read this!