Tuesday, September 13, 2005
On Saturday afternoon, we were treated to a semi-surprise going away party, with nearly everyone we know from the church there. We are so blessed to have known and loved these people. This is what makes saying goodbye so hard.
All weekend, the girls spent time at their friends' houses, enjoying one last visit.
This evening was probably the toughest goodbye, when Katelynn had to say goodbye to her best friend. I know it will be even harder in a few days when their moms will have to do the same.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Monday, September 05, 2005
This will be our new home in Chula Vista, CA, after Sept 20. We can't wait! But then, that means leaving all our awesome friends here in Maryland. Rats! (We're working on a plan to get the whole gang to move with us... I think I've still got that Admiral's number somewhere...)
Thursday, September 01, 2005
I'm not sure if the girls will ever trust me to take them on a ride again.
"It's just a log ride... how bad can a boat be?!"
They were actually smiling (perhaps quivering a bit, too) as they disembarked 30 seconds later.
... and I wasn't trying to be as devious as my smile in this picture suggests.
... this post was started at 10pm on Aug 27, but fatigue prevailed and words started to blur together in the week-old mound of Jello between my ears. And of course in the mean time, life has taken hold and kept me from further posts.
HersheyPark was great, except for the diaper changes between every ride (the babies--not me), long lines, and crowds of people. It was a fun weekend with super friends, though. They were incredibly patient with our "high maintenance" family. Of course, we came home with a trunk full of dark chocolate (if you ask Janell, there is no other kind).
On Saturday, we took the girls Spelunking at Indian Echo Caverns. Unfortunately, when you turn out all the lights in the deepest reaches of a cavern, it gets very dark and very quiet... two things that two year-olds detest! I was forced to retreat back to the land of the Eloi with Beth on my back, screaming in my ear until she could see my face. So much for the 10-buck entrance fee. The two big girls were able to finish the tour with our friends. At least they thought it was cool.
Following a quick "lunch" at 2pm at Cracker Barrel, we sped south toward home (3 1/2 hours away). My squadron conveniently scheduled my "farewell" dinner for that Saturday night at 6pm. We actually made the drive non-stop, but Hailey screamed pretty much constantly the whole way. We walked into the restaurant at 6:50, literally shaking with shot nerves. The girls were amazingly well behaved considering the long day. Everyone slept til 9 the next morning!