After not enough days we said our goodbyes at the reunion. Next time I think we need more days to sit around a talk. (I’m sure my introverted hubby wouldn’t agree with me though).
Our little cabin, and saying goodbye to Kala. We are both pregnant here: Kala is about 8 weeks I think she said, and I was about 18. 😉
Pictures from my A. Mimi:
the beard picture:
The whole group:
After we said good bye we left James with my mom and took my two little brothers, Levi and Lincoln, to Denver with us to look for houses. It was a very frustrating time in Denver. Apparently the housing market is booming there and stuff is renting or selling extremely fast. I had spent quite a bit of time looking on the internet and making calls before we left, and while we where there I spent hours. Out of the all the e-mails I sent, and phone messages I left only two people called back. But they were very helpful in the info they gave me. I found out that we wouldn’t even qualify for the houses we were interested in until Titus has his part-time job. All in all it was a complete waste of time and money. We left Denver deciding A. to just live in the hotel we were staying at or B. get temporary housing and find a permanent house after we move there. I like option A. 🙂 We have stayed at that hotel twice now and we know the area and how to get to a few places already. ha ha. With option B, I really really didn’t want to move twice. Especially since a new baby is coming in December. But it seems that it’s the best way to go, and most people moving there seem to do it that way. I took a little time off since being home before looking again. I thought temp housing would be cheaper, but of course it wouldn’t be. They are all furnished too, so that means we are going to have to put all our stuff in storage now. Lovely. This is by far the most difficult move we have ever done.
Lincoln liked this restaurant we ate at in the Cherry Creek mall because they made smiley faces with the ketchup.
Believe it or not the morning we left to drive home Lincoln came down with the flu. Up to this point this had been the very best trip we had ever gone on concerning our kids and sleep and over all holding up well. So for the first 10 hours of the trip I A. nursed Gideon what seemed like constantly and B tried to find some kind of happy place while Lincoln threw up in a to go mug behind me. I have a weak stomach anyway but while pregnant it’s even worse! We stopped at Cabella’s in Omaha to let everyone out for a bit.
They had a little gun range there that all the boys liked. Sadly it was not working so no one got to play.
It was a nice break! By this time I was really tired of riding in the back. Lincoln being sick and taking care of Gideon had just worn me out. So I told Titus I was ready to drive. After we switched Lincoln made a miraculous recovery, and even felt good enough to play with Gideon a bit. So Titus just sat back there doing nothing while I was stuck in the front trying to endure Levi’s non stop chatter about Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. After telling me about some guy that stabs some dude and then licks the blood off the knife I got sick again. Yes I’m serious. By Worthington my stomach was hurting too and before I went to bed for the night both Titus and I had the flu. Not the greatest conclusion to our trip, but it was a really really short flu so it really wasn’t that bad to get through.
It was so great to see James again. Below are the pictures of Titus showing James his presents since he didn’t get to go to Denver with us.These are some kind of mechanical bugs. I’m not terribly fond of them, but the boys thought they were great!
Titus also bought James a big spiral train track set for his train table. It’s really nice. I over heard Titus say to James, “You are a lucky little boy. I never had something like this. I had to wait until I was 27 before I had one!” Ha ha ha
And in conclusion, this is what happens when you get back from a long trip, and both parents get the flu. Titus did his wonderful complete unpacking of the van, he does such a great job getting every last thing. Unfortunately he also did his normal dump-everything-right-inside-the-front-door-so-no-one-can-get-in-or-out specialty too. 🙂