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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Busy ... but Fun
Just a quick note to let you know that we are alive and well at the Big D house.
Gregg moved home Thursday night, so that we can have some extended time with him before he heads to Qatar. He will have a few extra days with us, and is now scheduled to leave on the 7th.
Sweet Cassie drove up from Oregon for the weekend, arriving at noon on Friday. She was also excited to spend some time with Gregg before he leaves.
Friday afternoon brought our high school track team's biggest event of the year ... the Twilight Meet, an invitational hosting 16 teams. So, the whole family headed to the track from 3:00-9:00. I worked in the Hospitality Room all night, along with a couple of other moms, as we baked pizza and served food and drinks to all of the coaches and workers for the meet. (I also baked 100+ of our favorite cookies for the Hospitality Room, because they were such a hit 2 years ago.) We can watch the meet from the room, so actually it's like having Box Seats in a warm comfy room, while everyone else survives 6 hours in the cold stadium stands. This is my 3rd year working in the Hospitality Room, and I figure that I'll probably be in charge the next 11 years as we will probably have kids running track at the high school for all of those years.
Josh and Ben both ran the 800 this week, and they both ran on the same 4x400 relay team. It's really fun having both boys on the same team: Josh as a Senior and Ben as a Freshman.
Everyone came home from the meet exhausted; but I spent a little time on the computer, and then Cassie and I decided to chat for awhile. We didn't pay attention to the time, at all, and soon discovered that it was 3:45 a.m. Oh dear! Sooo... fun to have chat time with my eldest daughter.
We slept in on Saturday. Had a video chat online with Carissa in Argentina. Took an afternoon nap. Went to church Saturday evening, and then had friends over for dessert.
Today, we headed out at 10:00 for the 150 mile drive to Grampa's house. Since he is 90 years old, we didn't want Gregg leaving the country without having some Grampa Time. First, we had lunch with some dear sweet friends of ours (that live by Grampa). After lunch we hopped onto their computer so that we could have another video chat with Carissa. It was so fun for her to be able to chat with the R family, also. They have been an "auntie" and "uncle" to our kids for over 15 years. Then, Cassie headed home to Oregon, before we went to Grampa's for dinner. We got home at 9:00 tonight, and everyone is quite tired after a busy weekend. It was a very long but fun day, as we always treasure the time we spend with the R family, and with sweet Grampa.
I know that my blogging pace has slowed down significantly the past couple of weeks, as I have been navigating so many difficult things. But, I believe that I am back on track; and I look forward to spending more time with you blogging friends in the coming weeks.
Hope you all had a blessed weekend!