[this post is almost entirely pictures…i.e. the best form of memories]
They flew here but drove back to Illinois with Alex and little J in one day. 950 miles in 16 hours with a toddler. The day started with a 3:00am departure. Little J was an angel and Alex’s sister is my hero. He did amazing in the car and made me so proud. Varied activities, a 2 hour nap and the movie AirBud were keys to sanity.
And then our little family got back on the road and headed home this time with me in tow. We spent two days on the road and took our time. Stopping to play baseball a couple of times and to explore the town of Lewisburg, WV where we found and interesting little cafe that had a play place. #winning on the road!
And that friends was July. Full and fun indeed and we’re thankful. Thankful for quality time with friends and family who live 950 miles away; thankful for cool nights and the beauty of the Midwest; thankful for flexibility and summer warmth; thankful for a few weeks without a grocery bill; thankful that these pictures and memories will make me happy in November when the monotony of life is more apparent.