We’re in Arkansas!
We left the house at 4:15 Sunday morning, and Bear promptly made me see red by jumping merrily into the back of Ted’s truck and curling up to go to sleep. This is after he had to be lured into the Escape on Friday for his trip to the groomers and never once – not once – settling down during the entire trip to Albany nor back home. WHAT is it about the new car? I’m seriously beginning to think that he equates trips with me as “non-fun” trips and trips with Ted as “we’re going to have a good time” trips.
Ted, bless his heart, caught a cold two days before we left home, and we seriously considered postponing our trip a few days to give him time to get better. But he didn’t sleep well on Saturday night and was anxious to get on the road. So off we went. He finally let me drive for a couple of hours while he slept, but I got so sleepy I had to pull off so he could take over again. Consequently, he drove 11 hours. We stopped outside of Memphis to have lunch with Blair’s mom and dad at their home in Southaven, MS. Jason and Blair were there for the weekend, and Susie (Blair’s mom) invited us to stop over and take a break from the road, since we go practically right by their house on the way to Arkansas. We had a fun visit with them, and we were on the road again within an hour. By the time we arrived at Julie’s, Ted was about ready to pass out, and he has been in the bed almost the entire time we have been here. He’s feeling much better this morning (Tuesday) though, as we can easily tell by the delighted squeals of two grandchildren echoing through the house. Their G-Daddy instantly turns into a six-year-old boy again when he’s in close proximity to Jordan and Matthew!
We arrived just in time to celebrate Jordan’s 11th birthday with cake and cupcakes and candles. Our little girl is getting so grown up, and Matthew must have grown a foot since we saw him at the beach in May.
I’ll try and post one more time before Christmas . . . have a wonderful week!