Monday, August 10, 2009

Back and on track

My father-in-law was playing frisbee with Austin.

I think Leona was checking her man out playing frisbee.

It's good to be back!

We had so many great times while we were home. But let me back up.

Right before we took the 8 hour flight to Michigan a couple of weeks ago, my in-laws, Paul and Leona, came to visit us in England. Our niece Chyenne, her husband, Zach, and our niece Natalie were also here. We took them to different places during that week like Wales, Liverpool, London, Stonehenge, and Chester, England. It was great to have them here.

Towards the end of that week, I had to pack us all up to get on the very same plane as them and head to the good ole' U.S. of A. In Chicago we parted ways. They went to Indiana and we ended up driving to Michigan. Long story. No need to go there.

We enjoyed spending time with our friends in Michigan. Visiting the church we moved from is always great because it's our family away from family. Our friends, Mike and Liz, hosted us in their home and our time together was great. I have no pictures downloaded yet, but will post them next time.

After Michigan, we drove down to Indiana where we stayed at my in-laws' home. We just relaxed, and enjoyed her home cooking, and also went to Pine Lake for the day.

We have been back here since Saturday and the jetlag is not gone yet. Last night, 4 out of 5 children were up until midnight and, needless to say, we are both tired. I informed the kids that if they don't stay in their beds tonight, there will be no sweets or "screens" of any kind tomorrow. Call me mean, but this mom needs her sleep.

Remember I mentioned taking my U.K. driving test a few weeks ago? Well, I didn't pass it. What a bummer! I actually cried. The minimum amount of time that has to pass before you take it again is 10 days. I ended up rescheduling it for today... not really great timing considering the jetlag I just mentioned, but the good news is...

I passed! Praise the Lord.

So glad to be back my friends, and I look forward to catching up on your blogs.


Andrea said...

Great post...blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: please stop by and pick up an award on arise 2 write. I did not get you in the U can see I ran out of steam, but please take it and post in on your blog!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Yay, you passed!!! WOO HOO!

Glad you had a nice trip over to the USA! I'm sure it was good to be 'home' here and also good to get back home 'there' when you returned.

Good to have ya back!


Darcie said...

Glad your back...glad you had a nice trip...and SO glad you passed your driving test.!!!

fullertribe said...

We are sorry that we didn't get to see you while you were home. Life is crazy but we are so glad that you had good time and loved seeing the pictures from the BBQ.

chili pepper said...

Welcome home! It's good to have you back. I don't know how you did it, but it sounds like you had a busy schedule and a lot of great times. Looking forward to hearing more about it when you are back to yourself.



Rachel said...

Congrats on the driving test! Especially on jet lag - that had to be a miracle!

Sounds like you had a good, yet exhausting week. I hope you all get some sleep!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Glad you are back safe and sound. You have been missed. Sure wish we could have met up while you were in MIchigan.
Good job passing! I know you are relieved.

Heart2Heart said...


Oh how I am so glad that you are back and blogging again. It's like coming back to a friends house for coffee once you find out they are back home.

I am so overjoyed that you passed your driving test. What part of it did you miss the first time? Is it written or a driving one?

Curious since I have never been in the UK before.

Can't wait to see all the stories you have for us over the weeks. Did I mention I am glad you are back again???

You were missed just remember that?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD! Glad you're back on track and that you passed! Way to go. Loved the photos!!!

Love and hugs.

The Lehman's said...

Great post--glad you are home safe. Congrats on passing your driving test. Pine Lake!! You were just minutes for our house. Hope you had a great trip. Looking forward to your pictures. When do you guys start school? julie :)

Joyce said...

Hi nice to see you back. Congrats on the driving test...most Americans I know fail the first time they take the test so you're not alone. My hubs failed his first try too.

I'll look forward to catching up with you on here...hope the jet lag subsides soon. I think it's a day for every hour you travel before you feel back to normal. Welcome home!