Due to an issue with my car, we ended up spending an extra week in NY. (I won't publicly embarrass any one but let the record show that it was not my fault!) While it was annoying to wait a week for car repairs, the timing was great. We didn't have any commitments during that time and I'm off of work for the summer. So, we spent an extra week in NY hanging with my parents and brothers. We kept ourselves pretty busy and got some visits in with family and old friends.
On a side note, I love how welcoming my parents' church family has been to Sara (and my brothers). It's pretty much the only church that we've been too that I haven't been totally stressed out about her behavior. (She's not bad but I don't want her to be the kid people are talking about later.) Apparently, I've told her to be quiet a few times in church because she shushed the greeter as soon as we walked into the sanctuary.
Circle C Ranch to meet up with a friend who was dropping off her daughter. I worked there for 4 summers in high school and college. I have some amazing memories from that place as a camper and as staff. It was fun to go see how little has changed in 20 years!!
8 states; 3 weeks; thousands of miles and millions of memories. It was so great to get to spend so much time with Sara and for her to spend so much time with her grandparents. I've seen her grow leaps and bounds this summer. School is all well and good but real-life experiences are just as important.
We have one more trip left and then it's back to "real life" for both of us. I have no idea how we'll get used to going to bed on time and getting up to an alarm again but I guess we'll figure it out. Summer can't last forever.