We've been gone for 5 days now and having a great time! We left Sunday morning after SS to get Brent to the airport in time and then drove down to stay the evening with the Browns, dear friends in Chicago. We got up Monday a.m. and drove the rest of the way to my sister's in the very southernmost tip of Indiana. It was about a 6 hour drive which wasn't too bad--It's the first time I've driven alone with the kids for that length of time, but they are old enough to be able to switch the VCR tape...praise the Lord for modern technology! What would we do without travel TV's and VCR's?!?
My sister, Sheri, and I spent the entire day Tuesday shopping! It was GLORIOUS! I forget how much I love the mall! We went swimming at a friend of their's house on Wednesday--it was a great in-ground pool that my kids said was just like a hotel pool! It's been really nice to be able to spend time with my sister and her family. It's been almost a whole year since we've seen each other.
We're off to my in-laws tomorrow morning where Brent will meet us when he's finished with his conference in North Carolina. It will be really nice to be together again. Hope to blog again from their house. Thanks for all the kind notes about our upcoming baby! It still is almost surreal that we're starting over again--but we know this is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes! (It's even more marvelous now that I'm coming out of the morning sickness!) By the way...I had to go on an antibiotic for something since I've become pregnant. Hannah seemed a bit concerned about why I was taking medicine so I told her it was for the baby (to make it simple for a 4 year old!) She has been worse than Brent is about reminding me to take my medicine! The first thing she does in the morning is ask me if I've taken my medicine! She brings it to me and won't leave until she sees me take it! The other night I told her I'd take it after she went to bed, and then forgot to take it...she crawled into bed with me the next morning and woke me up to see if I had remembered to take it. When I told her I forgot, she said, "Mommy...what about the baby?!?" She's a better mother than I am! She's doing her daddy proud taking good care of me while he's gone!