The reunion ended Friday evening. It was almost more fun than we could stand. Children were dropping off to sleep all over the place at all hours of the day. The moms and dads were sneaking in a few winks whenever possible. But we weren't done playing yet. Somehow we mustered the strength for a four mile hike on Saturday morning.
They did it.
Elinor and Faith tend to get carsick on long drives so we do have some experience.
So besides throw-up, a speeding warning in Montana, an engine threatening to overheat, and a dying air conditioner-- it was an okay ride home. We've done it better, but at least there were no snowstorms.
We're so happy to be home, but I absolutely must do one last shout-out to Jesse and Amy and their family. They hosted us for a full week! They went from housing 8 people to 16 people for a week! Lest you think we are super rude in staying for so long, we did suggest that we not stay for so long, but they were so kind and insisted that it was be okay. And from our perspective it was was more than okay. We were so comfortable there, our children were so happy playing with cousins there, and the late night adult conversations were so enjoyable.
Jesse and Amy,-- THANK YOU so much! You guys are the best and we owe you BIG TIME!