Monday, November 24, 2008
Two weeks down...four more to go; or there's no place like home
Well, I've survived two weeks so far. They have actually been really great weeks too. My friends have been awesome keeping me busy and occupied. Thanks guys. We just got back today from visiting Dan in Caldwell (Boise basically). I must admit that I am fairly proud of myself for driving the sixish hours there and the sixish hours back. And with three kids. Mind you, the DVD player is essential on trips like this, as well as naps (although those don't always happen). Thank heavens for the GPS, I would never had made it without it. We left friday after my meetings and the kids did really well in the car. We only stopped once for a potty break and some nutrients (in the form of an extremely healthy hamburger). It was great to see Dan, but can I admit that the last three days were harder than the two weeks by myself? My kids don't do so well at night when they are not in their own space. Sleep was a rare commodity and I didn't get much of it. Neither did Dan. I was trying to not bring so much, and I left home the toys...the kids were bored bored bored, and therefore into everything they shouldn't have been. We were going to stay at the house Dan is staying in, but after two screaming kids not wanting to go to bed (surprisingly enough it was Caden and Cole...Kember is normally the one who has problems, but she was an angel), we decided at 10:30 to stay in a hotel. We stayed at a real winner. The Sundowner. Now, I know that they were trying to be all cute with the name, but honestly, anything named "downer" not so appealing. We only stayed there because I thought it would be the cheapest place around. A hotel is a hotel...just a place to stay and I'm not very picky. This was fine and it served it's purpose, but really, the name needs help. Anyway...we stayed the next two nights at the LaQuinta. Admitidly this was a nicer hotel...and it had an indoor kiddie pool, so that was fun. I was supposed to drive home on Sunday, but I wasn't ready to make the drive back yet, so we stayed until today. Apparently that was a good decision weather wise. The drive home was non-eventful. The kids did great (love the naps...love them), and we got back in time to take Kember to school. Literally just in time. I pulled into her school right as the bus did. She looked a little funny, but there you have it. We miss Dan, but boy I'm glad to be back. I must be more of a home body than I realized. I like my home. I like to be home. I'm blessed to have this home. There is no place like home. You get the picture. Oh, speaking of pictures, I took some, but they are on Dan's camera, so probably never to be seen, but just take my word for it...they are cute.