Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Home again

Highlights of our trip:

Spending time with my mom
Seeing Bug give kisses to Grandma T
Being fast enough--often enough--to stop and/or guide Bug while steering Grandma T’s wheelchair
Spending time with family
Hearing Bug sing “Let My People Go” in a catholic nursing home
Having a date night with Donnie
Getting two (good!) steak dinners, wine and dessert for $45
Watching Bug play with his cousins and mixing up their names so often that he started referring to one of them as “that guy”
Eating at Taco John’s (more than once but who’s counting)
Eating at the Dairy Queen (more than once but who’s counting)
Taking Mom to see some of her friends in my hometown
Hearing Bug tell stories to the ladies in the nursing home
Watching Twins games on TV
Running into high school friends
Hearing my 16-year-old nephew tell me he loves me
Realizing that Bug listened to me and didn't kick the seat in front of him on the plane (thankyouverymuch!)

Of course there were some challenging moments as well but we survived and while I’m happy to be sleeping in my own bed again I’m so (SO) glad we made the trip.


  1. I'll bet the folks at the nursing home are sad that Bug is gone!
    Sounds like a wonderful trip full of awesome family memories.

  2. Welcome home!!! You sure packed a lot into that trip! I can just picture Bug trying to push the wheelchair. What a cutie pie!

  3. "Let my people go" ...omg, you have one funny kiddo!

    I ate at DQ this weekend too. I love their chicken wraps :)

  4. And here you are, home again :) I Lol'd at Bug referring to his cousin as 'that guy' - again, that sounds familiar - but William this time :)

    Two good steaks, wine, and dessert for $45? That's crazy talk!

  5. im glad you had a nice trip.

  6. Sounds like it was a great trip! Welcome home!

  7. Oh yeah! I am so happy to hear that it went so well. Wonderful! :)

  8. Great memories that you can hold on to for a long time. Glad you got to spend some quality time with your mother...

  9. It sounds like a great trip! We just got back from a trip too, it feels good to sleep in my own bed!

  10. OH, the 16 year old nephew got to me. so sweet.

    I bet a few of those folks in the home would loved to be freed and let go. (Hey, I can say that cuz I'm pretty close to being one of those folks).