YEA!! We have arrived at my mother in laws house as of today around quarter of 6:oopm.
We stopped once about 5miles from our exit because naturally I had to go to the bathroom.
But, it was numeral uno, plus there was a Starbucks in the service station rest area, so we had to have some delicious coffee, naturally!!
We bid our dear friends farewell this afternoon about 1:30pm. It was sad to leave them after such a terrific weekend. Yesterday we made drinks of frozen delicious creations, delved into some shrimp and noshed on tuna apple dip with chips. We laughed over and over again, my girlfriend and I in tears at some points just sharing numerous stories about our lives.
These are the types of friends that you wish you could hold close to you in closer living distance. We are so similar in our parenting styles, with children with the same age, plus I am just in love with their little girl. They were great to hang around back when we lived in Florida, I was reminded of that while spending time with them over this weekend, plus they like my other friends, are just very genuine people.
We enjoyed our visit, they were terrific host/hostess always with food prepared, things for all the children, and just good plain fun energy! They made us feel so comfortable and so at home, I didn't want to leave. Plus their little 4 year old daughter is a DREAM! I already can't wait to see them again.
Here it is, Monday evening, I am laying on my bed in our room, Ben is in his pack in play crib along the one wall of our room and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he'll continue on this fantastic feat of falling asleep soundly. Of course with his parents in the same room it makes it much easier, and I don't mind sitting down with he falls asleep, even if it means being "away from the family" for 30+ minutes to send my little one into slumber. Plus, it gives me a few moments of quiet time too.
We thought about putting Ben in one of the guest rooms, but he'd be too frightened without his mom, so here we are, I laying sprawled out on the bed,wearing pink fuzzy slippers I purchases at our local grocer, on clearance, for $2.00. Ben near by along the bedroom wall that backs up to the jack and jill bathroom that connects to our other sons bedroom at Grandma's house.
Monday is already at a close.
I wish you all a good week, and I'll have much more for you later.
I'm listening to the noise in their home, and in the distance I can hear Sullivan "scaring" his great grandma, NANA, as she "pretends" to be scared. Poppy, their great Grandpa is sitting near Jackson as he puts together the Lego's that his Grandma and Grandpa purchased for him as a welcome back to Grandma's house gift. Grandma and Grandpa are talking with my BDD as I sit and type along in peace and quiet while Ben lays near by sucking on his thumb.
We are blessed to have who we have in our family.
Our Poppy as you may recall, born in 1922, is ready to have a pillow fight with his great grandsons.
The bad news is that I have to go look for a different rehearsal dinner outfit. I guess the one I bought back in Chicago makes me look wide, according to my "critics." hahaha.
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All is good.