Monday, December 27, 2010

239 - Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

We got up and got ready early this morning, even though the hardest thing in the world for me is saying goodbye to the Ks.  So hard.

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This was my final photo before we left.  (Love them!!)

Maddie was SO good traveling to and from Texas.  That's a long time for a three year old to be in a vehicle.  I could envision at least one melt-down on the road, but that NEVER happened.  She was SO good!!  On the way to Houston, she would say, "Mrs. Jacquie? I wanna go see Kale and Kayla!" and then on the way home, she was saying, "Mrs. Jacquie? I wanna go home!"  Precious.

JoJo and White Cloud were so sweet to go pick up our dogs from the kennel and take them to our house so we could have them home with us tonight.  Thanks, Jodi and Gary!! (They even left our porch light on for us!)

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Someone was happy to be home!

I can't even describe in words how much this weekend meant to me.  I am so grateful that we all got to be together for Christmas.  I hadn't seen Kayla in almost 4 months (and Kale in 3 months)!  We had so much fun... one of my favorite moments was when we were driving together in the car and an old song came on ("I Want To Know What Love Is") and when it came to the chorus we ALL just started singing (loud) together.  It was so funny!  I love my family so much!!

Thank you, Lord, for a safe trip and some special, sweet moments with my family! I also want to thank those of you who told me they would pray for our safe travel... that meant SO much to me!!


His Doorkeeper said...

Jacquie, So glad you are all home safely and had such a wonderful time! There is nothing like spending time with your own kids after they are grown and away from you!! Part of life's little pleasures in my books!

The Branches said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas with family...I did the reverse and went to AR! ha..ha..I miss my fam so bad and I know it meant the world to them to have you there :) Love, Becky

Jenn said...

So glad that you all had a great trip! Praise God for safe travels and great memories!

Now I'm singing that song in my head......ha!

Kayla said...

ahhh, is it bad that i want to start counting down the days already!? i had such a great time! (as always!) yall mean the world to me! so thankful God chose ME to join such a wonderful family! i love yall and am glad you're home safely with your 4 legged child(ren)

Dorothy said...

So happy you had a great time with your family! Now, to un-Christmas the house and get back to normal!

Claire said...

What sweet pictures! I am so glad you are home safely after a lovely trip!


petrii said...

So glad you all are home safe and sound!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Do you have to work this week?

Have a Blessed day,

Kimberley said...

so glad you got to spend time with your boys :) and girls :)

Kelley said...

What a great trip! Glad you made it home safe and sound. Maddie sounds like a great traveler. MK not so much. ha!

StitchinByTheLake said...

There's truly no place like home! I'm glad you're home safe and sound. blessings, marlene