Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm Back!

Sorry to have neglected this blog for the past week. I had tried to schedule a couple posts before we left but blogger was acting up and everything was posting immediately. I really thought I'd have time on the road to upload a few pictures and let you know what we were up to, but that's a bit difficult when you are using someone else's computer and of course they want to use it too! How dare they....Ha!

Well, I'm back and hope you'll take the time to stop back and see exactly what the kids and I were up to on our very brief trip to Ohio. I have an amazing field trip to share with you on Friday, so please stop back and I hope the beautiful weather you're having will entice you to head out this week on your own field trip so you can link up here. I say beautiful weather you are having because yesterday it snowed here and though the temperature has gone up considerably, I'm still a bit cool. Guess I really have gotten used to the Alabama weather after all!

I also wanted to share just a bit about why we went to Ohio. My dear grandmother was diagnosed with colon cancer sometime ago. Though I've been able to speak to her on the phone, I hadn't seen her since July. Since January she has had three heart attacks and has not been doing very well. I decided I just didn't want to wait until April (when we had planned a trip North) to visit with her. So...after a great field trip last week, the kids and I continued to drive...and drive...and drive....

We did break up the trip with a stopover at an awesome La Quinta Inn & Suites in Bowling Green, KY. Doesn't it look like the kids were enjoying themselves?

Doesn't he look comfortable?

Keeping in touch

The Flat Stanley's' look like they'll sleep well

After a peaceful night's sleep we awoke and hit the road again. Our first stop was to visit my grandma. She grudgingly posed for a picture with my children, her great grandchildren. Actually, she doesn't like to have her picture taken, but we really didn't twist her arm.

The kids thought we had the best visit we've ever had with her. I'm so thankful we were able to visit when she was in a good mood and not experiencing a lot of pain. If you feel led to pray for her she began radiation or chemo (I'm not sure which one because I heard both) yesterday and will have it five days a week for five weeks. Her name is Audrey.

The hardest part of being on the road is not always being near those near and dear to our hearts.


  1. I just found your site and am loving it already! Do you take Flat Stanley with you everywhere?? Just curious, because my son is participating in a Flat Stanley project with our homeschool enrichment group, so it caught my eye!

  2. I will keep her in my prayers. It sounds to me that she will be having radiation, but they could be throwing some chemo in as well. I am a survivor of Anal cancer. It is hard to watch someone go through this. Prayers for you all!

  3. I'm so glad you got to go visit your Grandma and you had a good visit with her. Being military, we are always far from the ones we love, so I totally understand how difficult that can be... I will keep her in my thoughts as she goes through treatment.

  4. Thank you for the kind words and prayers! I really do appreciate it!

    And Corina, we are just getting started with the Flat Stanley's so we don't take them everywhere but they have been fun. If you'd like to swap, let me know. We're open to hosting some more. :)

  5. We love Flat Stanley! :D We swapped some a few years ago. One of them was from New Zealand! Definately a fun activity for any age!


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