Sunday, May 13, 2012
Quick trip home
Wow....seriously...where does the time go?!?!? The last few weeks have flown by and here are a few things we've been up to.... About a week and a half ago, Nathan called me from work (on a Wednesday) about 1:00 in the afternoon and since it was later than he normally would call on his break, I asked him if he had a late break today. He replied by saying "I'm on break until Monday!" What??? He said that a guy at work (accidentally) cut another guy with a chainsaw so the company sent everyone home for the rest of the week (without pay) as a punishment. So he had the idea of going home! Since we could drive there that night, we'd have 4 full days at the house and then Nathan had class on Monday in the cities so that would work out perfectly, so we decided to load up quick and make the 8ish hour trip home! The drive went so fast and with only stopping once, we made great time. We were back home at 11:30pm and everyone was so happy to sleep in their own bed! We spent the next 4 days playing, cleaning, and organizing. The kids played in the creek, picked rocks in the field, played with friends, and enjoyed lots of outside play on their bikes. Brayan just sitting behind the garage, looking at the land, thinking about life :) TNathan also got to go to downtown Chicago yesterday and play flag football with a friend from church. They needed a sub on their team and Nathan couldn't wait to volunteer! Even in the cool rainy weather, he played and had a blast. He is a little sore today though :) For Mother's day, we went to our Pastor's house for a cook-out. They grilled us steaks and hot dogs, with twice baked potatoes and coleslaw. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed lots of sunshine. The greatest highlight for the kids while being there was being able to "swim" in their hot tub!! I'm actually surprised there was still any water left in the hot tub after them being in there as they liked to kick and splash and jump off the side into the water. The men (dads) didn't seem to mind at all. (It was probably a good thing the women (moms) were busy talking :) It was so generous of them to have us over, we had a great time getting to know them better. They brought out girl toys for Ariella and legos for the boys!