Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Back Home

We are finally back home and glad to be here. We loved seeing everyone but there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed, being lazy on your couch, seeing friends, and not living out of a suitcase.

First off the National Youth Gathering- it was an awesome, uplifting time. I was so happy that I was able to go and even participate in the Mass Events. Maddie and Emma even enjoyed dancing and singing. We got to stay at the Peabody, see the duck parade, and hang out with the Janetzke clan. Grandma Heff was there, but she divided her time with us and the group from Mount Olive. Anne was with us most days and it was fun to just walk around and talk with her. Anne, Grandma Heff, the girls, and I made it out to the Magic Kingdom one day. Maddie loved seeing everyone, but most of all loved riding the Flying Dumbo's. She waited in line so well and then just giggled the whole time. We also made it to Universal Studios before we left. We got to see Curious George, Shrek, and of course Dora. I think Maddie enjoyed herself. We flew this time and the girls were great on the plane. From Orlando we went to Cleveland, we were suppose to go to Chicago, but when we landed in Cleveland the Chicago flight was delayed, but there was a flight going to Milwaukee that we got on. Mom was flying to Chicago, so she was able to get our bags and we got home a whole lot earlier, which the girls were thankful for.

Thursday began wedding errands and odds and ends. The girls were pretty wiped and so they just played and napped most of the day. We had some help Friday morning from Kendra, so Chad could go golfing with the boys. We took the girls up to Grandma and Grandpa Janetzke's and they spent the weekend with them. We saw them at the wedding and part of the reception, but it was nice to not have to worry about them and able to talk and hang out with everyone. We picked them up Sunday afternoon and then just hung out the rest of the time. We did manage to get some swimming in on Monday morning with Ben, Sam, Amy, us, Jana, and Mike. We got in yesterday afternoon, about an hour and a half later than scheduled. We went up to school so Chad could catch up on anything he missed yesterday. Then it was home to do some grocery shopping and unpacking.

Chad is at school for more meetings, both girls had doctor appointments today. They are both growing like weeds. Lots of shots, but they both did great. The rest of the week is just getting settled back in. This weekend the Brewers are in town, we will be watching them from the comfort of our sofa.

We are so glad to have been able to see all our family and can't wait to see you in the cold of December. (That is hard to imagine since it is over 100 today)