We enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day weekend with my parents in West Virginia. We’re thankful for their gracious hosting of us; and as always, our time was too short. Thanks to the Monday holiday, we were especially thankful to be able to stay longer than the Sunday morning church service–something we hadn’t been able to do since we’ve been married.
Hana Kate seems to develop a “new skill” whenever we go on a long trip. This trip’s skill was in the area of language skills. She began saying “da-da-da” a few days before we left, but really came out of her shell with her grandparents. Actually, it was my childhood 2 foot toy bear that she seemed to enjoy conversing with the most! 🙂 There were also a lot of things at Grandma’s house that were right at her height, and she enjoyed climbing and using them to help her attempt to walk (holding on, of course!). Here’s a funny video of Hana Kate playing with her Grandpa (My dad is going through another round of cancer treatments, which makes him very tired!):
Last week both Daniel and I were sick for most of the week with some odd sort of illness that kept us feeling super tired and achy for over a week. The last time I remember being that tired was when I was expecting Hana Kate, but when Daniel developed the same symptoms a few days later, it ruled out that possibility. When our sicky feeling finally broke with a fever and sore throat and our energy returned, we were also thankful to know what was causing us to be so exhausted (and go to bed before 9p.m.!!). However, it kept me going to bed early and rising late, and a very mobile daughter kept me away from the computer most of the daytime (I don’t know what I’ll do once she starts walking ;))! So hopefully I’ll be back to the computer a bit more, too!
I didn’t even check my e-mail while we were away. Although I took my laptop with great aspirations of writing while we traveled, I couldn’t seem to pry myself away from having 7 hours of uninterupted time with my husband, both there and back. 🙂 It was a nice break (but I have LOTS of e-mailing to catch up on!).
Hana Kate traveled well for the most part, but 7 nearly continuous hours in a car seat twice in one week might make me cry a little bit, too. And of course, we stopped at Chick-Fil-A for some free Chicken strips!
Backtracking a bit in this story, we stopped by BJU on our way home just in time for Daniel to check in for classes. By God’s grace, he’ll be returning to Seminary to take one class this semester. He is really excited about getting back into classes.
It’s always good to come home, but it’s even better when you make sure it’s clean before you leave!.