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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

We're Back!

From our vacation to Iowa, that is. We went home early this year to actually avoid Christmas celebrations and trying to plan so much into just one week. We just wanted to visit, so that's what we did. It was a packed a week, and even though we didn't get to see nearly as many friends as we would have liked I still think we over-extended ourselves. It was very tiring going here, there, and everywhere and packing up our gear twice every single day. We spent the mornings with my parents, afternoons with Kevin's family (30 minute drive), and then back to my parent's again for bedtime. Just doing that meant packing up the pack n play, blanket, video monitor, booster seat, toy basket, snacks, and diaper bag every day. Ugh! Needless to say, with all the running around we did and new people and places, Eli missed at least one nap almost every day. But he was really good about it anyway. We were able to visit Kevin's sister and her husband in Minnesota (4.5 hr. drive) and stay with them over the weekend. And while we were up in that area we visited with a crew of all my college friends (and their babies). It really was a great week seeing family and friends, just exhausting. And that's not including the flights it took to get there and back. We got Eli his own seat this time because he's squirmy and strong, doesn't sit in our lap well, and the last time I tried it was miserable. He did pretty good, but both going and coming we had at least one big tantrum and it was frustrating. It's those moments when I really see how much work we have to do yet in parenting! So I'm VERY GLAD we're moving back next year and we won't have to make those big trips anymore!

It's good to be back home! Kevin still had today off yet so we could just relax and recoop, for the most part. Still have errands to do though. Gotta feed the family! And with that being said, I should get going, but wanted to let y'all know I was back! I missed you!


AmyD said...
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AmyD said...

Yay! I missed you on the blogging world!