The kids and I came home Saturday night to a very happy, relieved man. I think Brian was afraid I'd spend all summer back home. We DID have such a good time visiting trains, having beach time, swimming, and playing with cousins. It was good to have a big chunk of time to stay and really see everyone... except, I really didn't see everyone. We had family visiting from out of town, and just the day to day got in the way of really seeing any friends. So I left with wake of broken plans that I had hoped to make come true. Maybe next time!
On our very first day home (well, my old home), we went to a local arboretum that has an amazing model train garden. I'm not exactly crazy for trains like Fletcher, but I love this place. The flowers and trees they use are just gorgeous, and it makes for a pretty place to spend an afternoon.
If you love trains, you're gonna love the next couple posts. Fletcher had his birthday while were back home, and so it was a train extravaganza. I'm sorry in advance (not sorry). And now I plan on spending all my downtime today catching up on what all of my favorite blog friends have been up to! It feels good to be back. Even while I'm plotting the next visit back to my old home.