It should be entertaining to watch us load 9 footlockers, 3 suitcases, 6 carry-ons, and 4 children into a couple of vans and get to the aiport by 4 a.m. on Monday...at least I'm sure it will be more entertaining to "watch" than it is to actually "do."
Tonight I explained to the kids that we're in the final countdown. They typically understand how many nights we have to sleep in one place the best. (Yeah, I'm starting to realize how abnormal life has been over the last 9 months...our kids are very accustomed to the countdown of how many nights we have left in a given location. I just counted and we've stayed in 12 different homes, not hotels, since April of 2011.) And so, we have 5 nights to sleep in the mission house at Uncle Charles' church. (Yes, I know it's not really Charles' church, but that's how my kids identify it.)
Here are a few things that I'd like to still do...in no specific order.
- Eat at Chick-fil-a
- Watch my children play with their cousins :)
- Eat at Olive Garden
- Visit with my brother and his family
- Eat American pizza
- Visit with Mom
- Eat birthday cake and ice cream with my nephew Jonas (we leave on his birthday)
- Say farewell to my family