Well, I managed to get all the stuff crossed off of my to-do list, get a last minute radical haircut, attend church with the fam, get a decent night of sleep, leave almost on time, pick-up the in-laws, kiss hubby good-bye-thank him for helping us load up the X-cargo snail topper on the van, and then make the 10+ hour drive in about 12 hours. (Need I say we took our sweet time?) Tonight is graduation-obviously the girls and I did not go. Alyssa's class has over 500. I love my niece-but holy mackerel that would be a long time. She did not seem to care that we were not attending. We will attend the party tomorrow and celebrate her there!!
Today I navigated a large city with some general directions and a map. That is amazing for me. We went to Chuck E. Cheese, Wal-mart (Aunt Flo decided to travel with me!! YEAH!), yard sales(I love yards sales in other towns!!), a park, a mall and the girls decided they did not wish to visit the local library. We scored a few bargains yard saling and we may go again in the morning depending on the weather. The highlight of the girl's day was when Aunt Marla brought them down a VERY special bag of goodies when she found out we were going to Chuck E. Cheese- a big bag full of saved tickets. There were over 1200 and we got a cool spiky ball and miscellaneous cheap and sundry "prizes". The girls were soooooo happy to get all those tickets and they love their new ball. Alyssa is also handing down her American Girl dolls and accessories-I don't even know how to thank them for that one!!! WOW.
My in-laws are so wonderful. I am always very quiet when people complain about their in-laws. Mine have always treated me wonderful!! They are not perfect-but they are pretty awesome. I am truly blessed to have such a loving extended family! I am also missing my Mr. Wonderful very much. The retelling of the family stories are not the same without him. Keep that house clean BABY!!