Monday, September 7, 2009

191/365 – Our Day with Lynne

Monday, September 7, 2009



We arrived at Lynne’s house last night and had dinner with them.  It was so great to spend some time with Lynne.  We haven’t seen her in a couple of years and had never been to her *new* house (she’s been there about 5 years, so technically not so new anymore, LOL).  The boys were really excited to have more room to run around, but since it had rained all evening it didn’t turn out quite as they hoped so they made themselves at home in the great room while Lynne and I caught up.  Jessica got home from her college class around 10:30 so she stayed up with all of us while we talked and the boys played and watched tv.  I didn’t think Noah and Cooper would ever go to sleep…it was after 1 am! Finally they did and we got up early the next morning.  Unfortunately, the no routine, excess energy, and late nights with little sleep had caught up with them and there was a lot of chaos today…arguing, whining, fighting with each other, etc.  Lynne took us riding around to see all of their family land and farms and riding in the car was the first time the boys had slowed down in two days.  I began to feel a headache coming on, and as much fun as we had had on the trip, it was definitely time to head back home. We left around 4 pm and between stopping for dinner and a traffic delay in Atlanta it took us almost 8 hours to get home. 

I am glad that we made the trip, but I had completely underestimated how very hard it would be to do alone.  I had to do all of the packing and unpacking (three times in two days!) and all of the driving, all while trying to keep two energetic and overtired boys out of trouble and under some kind of control by myself.  It was fun and so good to see everyone, but exhausting and not something I will be tackling alone again any time soon, LOL. 

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