>> August 25, 2011
Bec and I enjoyed the long five hour drive back even if it meant we got in at 3:00 AM. The next day (10th) she took me to SeaTac so I could fly to Chicago to connect up with Laury. On the 11th Laury and I drove from Chicago to Livonia, MI. We were pleased to be early for the Faithwriter's conference and be able to be unofficial greeters. Thursday evening was a hoot of a time at PF Changs with the early bird gang: Laury, Me, Beth & Tilman, Lisa, Karlene, Dr. Rita, and Shelley. Probably some of my favorite memories of the conference were during that dinner.
Sunday I attended church and was honored to worship our Lord with Laury and Leah. We hung out with a handful of FW before Laury and I headed to Kalamazoo to spend three days chillaxing before I had to fly out of Chicago on the 17th.
Since we always have a Lucy and Ethel moment when we are together, we chalk up the fact that our room was less than desirable and the muffler fell off of Laury's son's car as the stories to be re-told from this trip together. Sigh. We did enjoy the movie, The Help, and I took Laury shopping for her birthday for some new clothes. We also bought the book to read since the movie was so awesome.
I arrived home on the 17th disappointed to discover that my husband was stranded when the bus broke down five hours away from me. Thinking he would be able to get the bus repaired the next day, I took it in stride. Three days later he finally made it home late in the evening. Just in time to turn around and leave the next morning to head to Eugene, Oregon to be a part of his niece Jamie's wedding. It was awesome to re-connect after 12 years with his sister and three of her girls.
Now I'm, home and busy as a bee working on blog design jobs. Routine will come to my home soon. Les will return to bus driving for the Bellevue School Dist. Kyle will return to Northwest University as a senior, Nathan will begin full day Kindergarten, Melissa will continue to work for Red Robin...and me and Josiah will hold down the fort at home.
So...where's Mari? Wait for September, she'll show up again.