Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Playing Catch Up: Turkey Trip

Hello blog readers! I'm not sorry for the long pause in blogging. Life is as busy as hell and the blog gets put on the back burner.

Turkey was a great trip despite me declaring a moratorium on all future travel on the flight to Istanbul. It all started around 2a. We packed the boys up and headed to the airport where they slept through check-in, immigration, security, and boarding. We took our seats and life as we knew it changed. The boys kicked it into high gear, and since it was morning time it was play time. Under normal circumstances this would be fine, but Douglas and I had been up since 2a and were approaching exhaustion. Just an FYI holding two almost one year olds still for six hours on three hours of sleep isn't pretty. So we learned that timing is everything, and in the future we will be taking overnight flights when we travel.

Although it started out a bit rough our trip to Istanbul was great. My mother flew in from Indianapolis the day after we arrived, and we had a great time eating street food and touring the city. The streets are clean, the people were nice, and the buildings are beautiful. Istanbul is now on my list of top cities.

Here are some pictures from our trip.



  1. It looks like you all had an amazing time. The boys are getting so very big. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Gosh, so beautiful and great to hear your trip went well. We're off to Thailand with our two in Feb and I've just invested in the CARES child aviation restraint systems. No way will we be able to keep them in a seat with just a lap belt on! Great tip about booking night flights - thanks.

  3. Oh my goodness-- suddenly those little babies look like little men! I love seeing the updated pictures, and the photos of Istanbul are stunning. So glad it was a successful trip!

  4. So you're suggesting overnight flights and we've been avoiding them...however, we have one to DC in January. Hoping Cristina sleeps and if she doesn't, we're screwed. The boys are so cute and Istanbul is now on my bucket list. Happy Holidays!