Warning: this post will probably be somewhat choppy as I begin processing my trip!
I am so thankful for the time I was able to spend with my dear sister and her family, though I am glad to be home again. I arrived at my house last night about ten minutes before my son's bedtime, so there wasn't much time to get reacquainted. His expression when he saw me after a 5-day absence was one of surprise and uncertainty, and I burst into tears at the sight of him. He looked older somehow, and has even learned some new words since I've been gone!
I left South Carolina wearing flip flops (changing into "real" shoes at the airport) and arrived home to (more!) falling snow. I definitely enjoyed the mild weather while it lasted! I already mentioned I don't enjoy flying, but I will say I appreciated all that reading time--I got through 6 magazines and half a book on my 4 flights (which ended up being on 4 different airlines!) And whenever I passed a mom with a baby or toddler at the airport, I sent up a little prayer on their behalf.
I laughed when my husband asked me if the trip felt like a vacation. I worked hard, harder than I usually do at home. With 2 toddlers and a new baby, there is just always something (many somethings!) that needs to be done. But spending time with Monica is refreshing, so in that way it was a vacation. We laugh a lot, have meaningful conversations, and we love tackling projects together. By the way, we came up with something fun which we'll announce on the first day of spring--so be watching for details! I look forward to catching up on all your posts in the next couple of days!