First, I just want to say thank you for all the kind wishes yesterday. I really appreciated each one!
Taking a trip with the littles, but without Brian, can leave me anxious and feeling like I'm missing my right hand. I had a lot of anxiety over my quick trip home, but of course it went fine. For one thing, I had both my parents AND inlaws to help out once I was there! And luckily my kiddos love to spend time at both homes.
After a very very successful Sunday morning at mass(!) my mom and I took the littles outside to enjoy the sunshine. I feel so nostalgic when I go home, and in some ways I feel like I've walked through time to be there. And the things that I liked best about my parent's home are the same things my own littles like. A bouncy suspension bridge that leads to a gazebo in the woods. A hobby pond with fish and frogs. Watching the little stream trickle under the bridge. Watching the birds eat and make homes amid the green. It's idyllic and beautiful.