Sunday, December 26, 2010

We made it!

Day 1

I actually am able to sit down for a few minutes, time for a little update.

The trip was incredibly long, but we made it in just over 10 hours!

Addie is very miserable with her ear, but no fever in sight today!

Once again, we have impeccable timing! We decide to head out of town and it snows! It rarely snows in Alabama and we missed most of it. When we left the house, it was cold, windy and sleeting, but no white fluff. After we were officially out of the state, all the beautiful snow came down and stuck....and we missed it.

The trip, thankfully, was without incident. We saw a beautiful, huge buck by the side of the road not long after we left, then we saw a car that had overturned on some railroad tracks, then a bird ran right into the corner of the front of the car (we hate for any animal to kill itself on our car), my brother has an amazing heart of gold and bought some cat food for one little kitty that we saw at a convenience store -poor kitty was so cold, we stopped about five times in all, Addie cried off and on and none of us got any sleep...but we made it here. Our home for the next week is awesome - I did good! The kids (not F.G.) have already taken a swim in the outdoor heated pool - it is freezing here! We are just relaxing and trying to recuperate from the long drive and will start our day fresh tomorrow.

My brother tried his best to make me flip out on him when at one of the lovely convenience stores, he asked me - as I was getting out of the car - "so...I thought you were going to put make-up on.". Leave it up to the men in my life to make me feel worthy of their company...there's a "Julien" story coming later in the Christmas Day photos.

Thank you all so much for your prayers! Addie did better than we were afraid she would, but I am truly hopeful that the trip home will be easier on Addie. We are so thankful for this time together and we are so thankful for your prayers and support!


Shellie0621 said...

Hope y'all have a blast and hopefully Addie will continue to feel good for her birthday! Praying for a stress-free getaway and safe travels!

jennohara said...

I'm so glad you made it there safe and sound! Looking forward to another update. :)