We made excellent time due to my expert snack packing and port-a-potty
that by the time we reached my brother's house it was only 6 o'clock! I initially intended to spend the night like I did previously but since it was still early we threw back a few slices of pie and a couple cold ones and loaded back into the Buick. Anthony and Hillary were so gracious to have dinner waiting for us and it was such a treat to rest our weary legs and visit with Uncle and "Hill-a-wee". The second those girls were unlatched they went hog wild from start to finish only scarfing down bits of pizza between rounds. I think they scared the kin folk a little.
I would have given in and stayed but I wanted to beat Evel's record and I couldn't bear to hear the words, "Are we at Mimi and Papa's house?" uttered one more time. Besides it is a mere 2 hour drive from Murfreesboro to Rugby. By the time we made it to my Mom and Dad's it was around 11:00pm Eastern time. I thought after a few quick hugs that bedtime would quickly ensue for my little homey's. Was I ever wrong. They acted as if they'd been given straight caffeine above any other nutrient for the last 5 hours. I soon found myself ravenous for the melted cheese on crackers and juice that was intended for the girls and got my second wind. I don't know how many hours passed until bedtime since it is a little hazy.
I love going home to visit especially now since I have my own children. For some reason I adopt this laissez-faire kind of attitude while there. Probably since my parents take over and it becomes a mini vacay for myself! They really are the greatest grand-parents a girl could ask for!! Here are the girls "doctoring" Mimi the morning after.