I got to fly home, visit with family and participate in my brother’s Seattle wedding reception in early August. It was great to see Ian and Jan again! The reception was awesome – my mom never ceases to amaze! Live magic show, live music, good food, and most importantly, a great time with friends and family. My family did not come as… well, we’ve been on too large trips as a family already this year and the kids needed some at-home summer vacation (blueberries have been picked and sand played in). The flight home was an adventure – I’m working on getting reimbursed by the original airline and my flight trip insurance for that hassle. I ended up purchasing a new ticket from a different airline just to get back to Michigan in time for a business meeting I had the next day.