I learned a hard lesson this Thanksgiving.
Don't drive 9 hours with two kids in the backseat TWICE in less than 4 days.
We drove up to south Indiana to visit with my mom's family for Thanksgiving. Mark had to stay home because he had to work the day after Thanksgiving, so it was just me, my mom, and the girls....all packed into her tiny sedan. The ride there was golden. We literally had to ask Lucy if Annie was breathing because she was so good, she barely made a sound the entire trip. Then, while we were in Indiana, Annie got croup and started wheezing, so I made a call to work and got one of the doctors I work with to call her in some steroids and an inhaler. By the way, what in the world do people who don't work in the medical field do? I get the hook up from work ALL THE TIME. Seriously don't know what I would do without the fabulous people I work with. ANYWAYZ.....since Annie was sick, and it was the second long car ride in such a short time, the ride back was not fun. She was not happy to be in her carseat, and we weren't happy to listen to her complain the whole ride home. As soon as we walked into our house both girls were back to normal...happy and playful and smiling.
Despite the rough ride home, and the lack of sleep we all got while we were there, it really was a lot of fun and well worth the trip. I love spending time with family. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives who love us for who we are.
My aunt is fostering this little boy and Annie just fell in LOVE with him. She has never kissed anyone before....and out of nowhere she decided to start giving kisses ONLY to him.
This is the house we all stayed in. It was right on a lake and fortunately we had gorgeous weather the whole time.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for. I am feeling immensely blessed and content this year.