We braved the long hours of traveling and flew to Georgia to see family. On the way their it took us a total of 15 hours when you include all the driving, layovers, and waiting. That is a lot of work with three little kids but they did pretty darn well. Towards the end they were just ready to get to Nana and Papas and sleep. We didn't get to their home until 3 in the morning.
The way home was a bit longer since our flight from Chicago got delayed and hour and a half. We survived though. Made it home to a 40 degree home at 3:45 in the morning. It was worth every effort though to be with family on Christmas!