We made it home! We left the house at 1:30AM on Tuesday, Chris drove until 7:30, then I drove until 1:30PM then Chris again until about 5. We made it to a small town in northwest Arkansas – just over 1000 miles! That was a great driving day because we had no bad weather and the roads were clear. The next day we saw snow and such but the roads stayed clear. We only drove about six hours that day but Thursday we got to my Grandma’s house at about 6PM or so. I felt like we stopped every hour on Thursday but of course I’d feel that way since I wanted to hurry up and get home.
I haven’t been able to do any crafts and we sent boxes with my Dad and of course those boxes had my card making stuff, crochet and sewing that I brought. I got a little bit of craft organizing in because my Aunt (who we are staying with) had a sewing box that was just out of control! I cleaned it up for her and that felt good. I found a few more people who want/need tie blankets so maybe I can find material and do that here.
We had burial services for George over the weekend – lots of the family came, we had the priest from our church there as well as family friends who did traditional prayers for us. He is buried next to my Grandpa and Great Grandma, the cemetery has lots of my family buried there so I’m glad we settled on that area.
The kids had a good Christmas. We had Christmas in the hotel room with Chris and my Dad (who was on his way home then) and then again with my brother, nephews and Mom. I think I have a few more things for my kids to open yet but they are fine. As I type this Alice is playing Connect 4 with one of my nieces and Jake is playing Nintendo. The roads are bad but the kids are loving the snow. I’d love it more if it wasn’t ice underneath!
Merry (late) Christmas and Happy (early) New Year!!!!!!!