In case you wondered, I’ve not forgotten about my blog. It may seem that way with all my sporadic comings and goings but I’m back. Last week was just incredibly crazy for the Prater Household. In the midst of a week filled with field trips – no surprise there, huh?- my husband decided that we needed to run to our happy place which happens to be Ohio, if you haven’t picked up on that yet, for a visit.
I had to cancel two outings and load up our van in record time but when the leader of our pack said “Let’s Go!” we were ready and out the door we ran…literally, before he changed his mind…at ten o’clock at night! We had talked about leaving Thursday, but the thought of arriving in Ohio before dark with more time to spend with loved ones was incredibly appealing.
I drove as long as I safely could and then pulled over at a rest stop and fell fast asleep. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE our van?
We had a great time in Ohio. While my children were visiting friends, my husband and I snuck away to watch a movie, too bad it sucked and the theater was freezing! I didn’t mind the freezing part too badly because I was able to snuggle up to my husband but I’m pretty sure he didn’t care for my shivering.
Friday we all enjoyed a bonfire with friends- even though it was really cold in Ohio- I haven’t mentioned that have I? Apparently we are all accustomed to Alabama’s warmer climate.
The best news was that we were able to celebrate the fact that my brother and his wife are expecting a baby AND my dad received results from a recent biopsy which came back normal; an answer to prayer.
Before we headed back home we were able to retrieve some of our belongings that we have had stored for nearly two years. The kids and I have spent the entire day reminiscing as we’ve attempted to find homes for our most prized possessions in our new house, which my husband commented is feeling more and more like home everyday. Finally.