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 tomorrow...at 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...