Sunday, July 12, 2009

On the Road Again

This morning we will hug each other, say our goodbyes and get on the road as we each make our way to our respective homes. Aaron and Jenny are already on their way to Wrigley Field for the day half of the Cards/Cubs day-night double header. Then the afternoon/evening drive home from Chicago's northside. Drive times will vary from 3+ hours to around 12 hours with ours falling about right in the middle at 8 hours.

We have the advantage of three drivers (although Hannah will not drive with Chris in the car), no little kids and this nifty new HP Mini to occupy my time.

As always, it has been a real pleasure to get together. The kids are all great kids. They get along well, are generally well behaved, the little kids love the attention of the big kids and the big kids love to give them their time and attention. We find out new things about each other and reminisce about our past. The time always passes too quickly and life will be back to its everyday routine by least for most of us. My youngest sister's oldest girl--Amelia (9)--will be spending the week with my oldest sister in Oklahoma City. I'm sure that they will have a lot of fun!

Time to join the family for breakfast and farewells...

John <><


Mike said...

I had to go back to your previous post to figure out where you were coming home from. The last thing I remembered is that you were in a bar.

Sicilian said...

Goodbyes are always the hardest for me. I try to keep the fun times in mind, but oh how I miss the family.

Amanda said...

I hate goodbyes with family too! Sounds like you had a fantastic time.

Claudia said...

You'll have to excuse Mike. He fell 14 feet backwards off the Habitat house he was helping to build Friday. Then yesterday he had to take me to the hospital for a cardiac cath. But we've both miraculously survived each of those things, praise God! I may have to eat less at Ted Drewes, however, now that I know my arteries are not clogged. No more fatalistic feasting! I'm all about good heart health as of my conversion experience!