I spent Thursday flying back home from Vegas. Uneventful and fast trip, only 3 hours. I was able to go into work and get somewhat caught up on things there. Right after work, I was headed north to Ohio. Marlene has been in Eaton for the past 10 days, and I have not seen the Yuppa’s since Christmas! Road trip!
I am not a huge fan of our Honda Odyssey for several reasons. Noise is the primary reason I don’t enjoy it. It is just so loud from wind noise. But, add a torrential, unending, wipers stuck on high rain storm and you have tons of noise! It rained from the time I left Nashville for the entire 6 1/2 hour trip. The adrenaline rush of unseen water that causes hydroplaning is always a real eye opener. I finally arrived after midnight, which wasn’t terrible since I have been living on West coast time for nearly two weeks. I was ready to be out of the van and reunited with my wife. Temperature on the bank said 32 degrees, but it was still rain.
I woke up to an accumulation of snow on the ground. I can’t say that I’ve missed it, but here it was back for another visit. The great part of all this is Jade loves going out and walking around. So Grandma dressed her up really quickly on Friday to take her out, but her mom wasn’t all that excited about the clothing choices. Better to be warm than to be stylish I always say.
I think she’s adorable, but I admit I am somewhat biased.
This morning her mom and dad imposed on us to not only babysit but also give her a bath and get her dressed for the day! Oh the sacrifices we are forced to make as grandparents. But, we do what we can.
We will be here for a few more hours and then we are heading back to Nashville. Always great to see the kids for a few days whenever we can squeeze in a visit.
Sara’s baby shower was last night, so we are anxious to hear from them on how that went. Hopefully we can put some pictures up here from that. Marlene already has her one way ticket purchased for March when the newest addition to the family will arrive! We are excited to meet him. I saw Sara a few weeks ago and she looks beautiful! Hugo is shrinking away because of his hard work on PX90. The baby area is shaping up nicely and all we need is him; whenever he is ready to arrive. Really exciting times and I thank the Lord daily that I am alive to see, experience and share all of these life events with our family.