Monday, June 6, 2011

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

There's no place like home; there's no place like home; there's no place like home.

You get the idea. We've been out of town, and we are so glad to be home. Since John had this week off between jobs, we decided to visit his mother. We spent Monday putting the finishing touches on the house for showing and getting ready to leave. We drove all day on Tuesday from Georgia to Louisiana. It's a long drive, but we had a couple of nice stops. We met one of John's college friends for lunch who ironically was headed to our hometown for the week. We, also, visited with a couple who were John's neighbors when he grew up in Mobile. We hadn't seen them since before we were married, and this time we showed up with three children (and one on the way) in tow. We have been faithful with Christmas cards and birth announcements.

We spent Wednesday and Thursday with John's family: his mother Anna and her husband Carl, and John's brother Greg and his wife Renee. We had some yummy seafood for supper Wednesday night because we can't get good seafood here (and John is somewhat of a seafood snob). Then Carl cooked crawfish etoufee (spelling?) for us Thursday night, and that was a nice treat. (Remind me to tell you about the time that John first cooked for me.) Other than that, we just sat around and visited which was a nice way to catch up. Greg and Renee have a horse farm, so we enjoyed being around the horses. Sarah Beth and Daniel don't remember when we had a (much smaller) horse farm, so it was nice to show them kind of what it was like. (We forgot the camera, so I'm sorry that there aren't any pictures.)

Then we spent all day Friday driving home. This time we didn't stop to visit anyone, so the trip only took thirteen hours. Only.

Saturday, we were all cranky. Every single one of us was tired and didn't feel well except Sarah Beth. She was just as sweet and chipper as ever. Thankfully, no one wanted to come see the house because it was a wreck. That's my goal for today: putting the house back together from our trip (and catching up on your blogs). (While we were gone, though, three people came to look at it!)

John left yesterday after church for Florida, and he starts his new job today. We're going to miss him, but there's just not anywhere in that small town for us to live. Please pray that our house sells quickly so that our family can be reunited soon. Of course, John will be traveling back home on the weekends, but we'll miss him while he's gone.

I didn't mean for this post to be so long. Sorry! I haven't forgotten about Sarah Beth's heart-shaped birthday cake, and I hope (hope!) to post some pictures tomorrow.

What were you up to last week?


Marva said...

So glad you ae back and had a safe trip! I will be praying for your house to sell! Hope this week is a good one for you! Hugs to you sweet friend!

Laura said...

So glad you had a good trip! And that you had three showings while you were gone. That's great! I want to hear about the first time John cooked for you. Oh, and I just noticed that your pregnancy widget is actually starting to look like a baby! Mine's not quite there yet. :)