After 27 hours of travelling we made it back to the States and are enjoying a couple of days at my parents' house outside Chicago. A pretty uneventful trip. No crying babies, no long delays and really nice airline employees from both Qantas and American airlines. We got some really good sleep, not getting up until 10:45 this morning, This evening, we had a really nice visit with my sister and her family and my Mom made homemade apple slices and chocolate cake...YUM! It's good to be back in the States!