Saturday, April 9, 2011
I'm taking just a few minutes to blog about a road trip to Chicago to visit my Mom and family. Jack and I grabbed our Grandkiddos Driana and Summer and we headed out this morning. It was raining and foggy most of the trip. I finished a book I was reading while Jack drove. The girls slept the whole way. Having teenagers as passagers is like driving a hearse...you look in the back and they are dead to the world. When we arrived, Driana woke up, looked around and said: "Gee that was quick". I guess if we had slept the 51/2 hrs it would have gone quicker. I'll have to remember that next time! It's been great to see Mom and my Sis, Midge. I haven't seen them since Thanksgiving. Even though I call Mom almost everyday, it's not the same. We sit and talk and laugh and solve all the family problems. While Jack napped I took the girls over to the huge mall. We don't have anything as nice as this near us. They enjoyed shopping and I enjoyed the mall walk and watching all the strange people! I know we have our oddities too, but really it's an eye opener here in the big city. I grew up here, but I think I've lived in Amish country too long! When we got back to Mom's, our son Craig and his wife Amy and their kiddos were there. They are here visiting Amy's sister and other family. It was so good to see how much the kids have grown since last fall. Because of our bad winter weather we haven't been able to see them since Thanksgiving either. We had to cancel two trips due to snow so I was definetly going to make this trip knowing that they would be here too. We had a nice dinner and Taylor got to open his birthday presents. He turned 6 a few weeks ago. I usually mail them out if we can't be there, but I held off once I knew we would see them now. So I'm taking pics that I will post when I get home. I was able to embarrass the girls at the mall by making them pose in front of a big stuffed bear. I knew they wouldn't say no to YaYa and her always present camera. I ran into a Juggler and a Wizard and if the girls hadn't gone off on their own, I would have made them pose with those guys too! So it's off to bed to rest up for more adventures tomorrow. They always say not to post about being out of town. If any burgulars have ideas to come to my house, I have 3 grown sons there watching the joint. (excellent marksmen).. I also have a crazed killer cat. Just sayin'.