Friday, January 9, 2009

We Are On Our Way Home!

Wowwee!! It seems like we have been gone for a lifetime!! We are in Gallup at a really cute little hotel. I woke up at 4:00 AM ready to get on the road. Unfortunately, the rest of the fam. is not quite as anxious. So, as they sleep, I am able to do a little "blogging catch-up".

We have had a fantastic time. We stayed with my sister Emmalena and her family. She is an amazing host. There were nine of us staying in her home for two weeks. The time seemed to fly by. She made us feel so comfortable. We enjoyed her family very much.

We had a "second Christmas" with all of my family. My mom had put on a delicious Christmas dinner for us. The guys all shot skeet and the gals caught up on all of the latest news family news. It was a great day.

We packed a lot of things into our two weeks. Our vacation took an unexpected twist when our renters moved out of our Apple Valley house. They left it a MESS! So we spent the second week cleaning it up so we could get new renters in it. God is so good. We were able to move them out, sell all of the "junk" they left behind and get it all cleaned up and put back together in just five days!( All with the help of my wonderful family) Not excactly how we had intended to spend our vacation, but glad to have been there to take care of it. We were not able to visit with all of the fun pals that we had intended to, yet we saw God's amazing faithfulness through it all.

We look forward to being home. I have not even looked at our pictures that we took of the trip. I am hoping that there are some fun ones to post. If my family would just wake up we could get on the road so I can do a "We're Home" post. I guess I can let them sleep for a little bit longer. Driving six hours of driving with grumpies would not be fun:)


The Simpson Life said...

Can't wait to see your smiling face!

Dana said...

You HAVE been gone for a lifetime! :)

Selene asked me if you guys were ever coming home!

Glad to see you're still with us.

See you soon.

Rachel said...

I was beginning to wonder if we need to put your house for sale.

Debbie said...

Yea!!! It has been too long! Get home! We've missed you very much. Glad to hear you had a good, if not restful, time.

Kara and Dave said...

I have missed you SOOOOOOOOO much. I didn't know where you went but noticed you weren't at church. I miss your hugs. Have a safe trip home. Can't wait to see pics.

Becky Dietz said...

Wow! How cool of God to have your family around to pitch in with the house!

Dawn Lowe said...

Isn't family just priceless?!

Knock On Wood said...

Hi there, I would love the boxes. Literally you can just leave them on my porch! Call me if you want to see if I'm home! Thx.