Sunday, July 6, 2008

Heading back to good ole Indiana

Well friends as the saying goes-- all good things must come to an end. I guess it's time to pack up and head home! When we left I knew that it would be much harder to do the 20 hr. trip back home! Since we have to leave I'm ready but I wish we could just blink our eyes and be home. Not looking forward to the trip. I did go buy the next Karen Kingsbury book "Summer" so I would have something to do when I'm not driving. We were so tired on the way here that we basically took turns sleeping and driving(we combined that a few times!ha) I didn't do much reading. I think we are a little more rested up now.
We all had fun and got to relax alot. Jeff had to work a little more than he wanted to(what's new?) This house is alot smaller than ours--everybody had to hang out together the entire time. It was nice but I think they are all ready for a little space. Including me----they are getting on each others nerves. This morning Jeff said--have you noticed Jordan and Janae really don't fight anymore? Yes, that's great but everyone else still does!ha It's not horrible just the brother/sister things---you know the 10yr old brother pesters the 7yr old sister until she screams which sends the mother and father over the edge! Oh, well we have 20hrs in the van to look forward to!
Enough rambling I need to get up and finish everything. We are leaving at 6 P.M. so I'm just trying to do what I can but not too much because I don't want to have to redo cleaning etc. Did that make sense at all????
We are having an awesome Sunday dinner that consists of Walmart deli pizza! So, you can all think of us as you dig into your good Sunday dinners. I just didn't feel like going to the trouble today and spending the money on good food.
I think the summer is swiftly coming to an end. We are going to Friends camp in a few weeks and then we will have Bible School the first week of Aug. School starts Aug. 15th. Whatever happened to the good ole days when we started the week before Labor Day or even the day after Labor Day??? I miss those days.
Hope you all have a good day and think about us as we make the grueling trip back to Indiana!
P.S. On the way here Jaida wrote in her journal about the trip. Mind you she wasn't the one driving but slept most of the way. She wrote that she thought we were taking too long to get here because we were stopping way too much!ha
When I told her no we weren't she wrote---but Mom thinks we aren't! Hey, next year we will have 2 more drivers----then I really won't sleep at all--I'll be on the edge of my seat biting my nails the entire time they drive! Poor kids I'm afraid I won't be a very good passenger.(I'm not now just ask Jeff and he's been driving for a very long time! Ronnie had him drive back from Michigan so he could sleep---Jeff was 14 yrs. old at the time-----oh my)


Martha C said...

Ugh! I am not really into the long road trip thing either!

Michelle said...

Hmmm, you should be home in a couple of hours! I thought about you as I was heading to the comfort of my bed around midnight! ;o)

Michelle said...

Oh and I also wanted to say - "There is hope?" Steven and Ashlee fight ALL. THE. TIME.

gina said...

My late husband use to say that Travis and Susan fought over the very air they breathed. The devil got in the back seat ever Sun. morning. once when they were 16 I kicked them out about 1 mile from home which was silly of me that is what they wanted. Jack and I thought about getting a sleeping room just to get away from them for a few hours a week. Along with their older brother who hated them back then it was or seemed to be 24/7 of brickering.

Julie Waggoner said...

Michelle, Jordan and Janae always got along sooo good until they were around 6 or so. I always say they finally realized they were brother and sister. They had a few bad years and now do really well---yes, you do have hope!

Gina---I've heard the many stories of your two angels! Be encouraged I think Shaylee and Alyssa are repaying him for you!ha

By the way Michelle at midnight we had been driving 4 1/2 hrs. We made it home in 17 hrs. Woohooo!