Monday, September 8, 2008

The trip home!

We are home and back to school, chores, phone calls and laundry! Let me though, take you back to Friday night. Kevin was on his way to Kokomo in my mom's car when suddenly the back tire blew. On a dark, country road, somewhere between Ohio and Indiana. Luckily, my mom's car had all the necessary tools for changing a flat. Thank goodness there was even a flashlight - dull, but still enough to get the job done. He pulled in to my mom and dad's house around 1:30am.
Now, on to Sat. The packing in the morning went well, and we were off by 11:00 am, which is good for us. We headed to Indianapolis, which is not the way we go home, but I wanted to visit my cousin Heather and her family. I had blogged sometime ago about baby Max and since we were so close, I wanted to see them. Baby Max had been in the hospital again and had just gotten home the day before we were there. It was nice to see them and put a face with the name of the little boy we have been praying for. This stop of course lengthened our trip home. On our way out of Indy, we grabbed lunch on the go and headed East on 70. About one hour on the road we were stuck in construction traffic and of course Abby had to potty - "on the twoylet" she says. She doesn't want to do cups, side of the road or in pull-ups. As soon as the traffic gets going again we pull over at a rest area. Not only did Abby potty, but she pooped as well. Yeah! I'm thinking no more stops. Back on the road again and 20 minutes later Abby is shouting, "I have to go poopy!" Thank goodness for all the exits on 70, we would have been in trouble if we had taken the country roads home! We pull over again and let her finish the job, and finally we make it home - oh yeah - one more stop at Chick-fil-a by our house. They were giving away Chicken sandwiches to every customer. We drove thru and came home with 6 free chicken sandwiches for dinner.
It's good to be home, but it was nice to be with family and catch up on all that we miss being so far away! Thanks to everyone for showing us a "good time"! Rachel was crying about missing everyone the first night home. Oh how we all wish we lived closer!
I also had to start a diet today - I needed to anyway but with all the food, bread and cake I came home worse than when I left. Zach and I are planning on walking in the morning before the girls wake up - we'll see how that goes. Now that I've told everyone, I'm going to have to get up and do it - Right?

1 comment:

Beck Family said...

Sounds like the drive home wasn't too painful. So glad you got to see Max, that was probably wonderful for your cousin too. Chick-Fil-A free sandwiches!! That was awesome. I hope you enjoy your walks with Zach. Brianna and I did that last summer before the little kids would wake up, I enjoyed being with her and the exercise.
Hope your school week goes well and your chores get all caught up!
Love Ya,Chelle