Here is the rundown:
-Sunday night: Had dinner with Curt and Nancy (my aunt and uncle) and then drove up to Pleasant View to stay the night with my grandparents. Uncle Mark drove down from Idaho that night so that we could leave in the morning.
-Monday: Drove to Denver and stayed at my Uncle Frank’s place (coincidentally, they were already at Myrtle Beach)
-Tuesday: Nine and a half hours to Kansas City. Slept at a Marriott Residence Inn.
-Wednesday: Rented a car in KC and drove three and a half hours down to Jane, Missouri, where we met Dovy’s father, Ray, and his wife, Pat. We spent the afternoon and the evening with them. Ray cooked hamburgers for us and the girls entertained their grandparents are every turn.
-Thursday: We dropped off at Pat’s work to show off the babies and had breakfast at the Waffle Hut nearby. I took a nap that afternoon so we could be ready to drive that night. We had dinner with Ray and Pat in town and met up with Uncle Mark so we could head out again. We drove to Memphis that night and spent the night at a Fairfield Inn.
-Friday: We stopped at Graceland to see Elvis. We just sat outside and took pictures, found Elvis and then headed out of town. It was a twelve and a half hour drive, but we did make it to Myrtle Beach sometime around 1AM. Anjali chose the final rest stop (before we arrived) to poo all the way down her pantleg, which is why we made it so late.
-Saturday: Anjali’s first trip to the beach! Her aunts and uncles took her under their wings and helped her get accustomed to the sand and the surf. She had the best time! Elli slept almost the entire afternoon away (I think because the extensive trip in the car had worn her out.) Frank and Becky and family bid farewell and headed to their Freeman reunion on Sunday morning.
-Sunday: Today it has been a very low-key day. We went to church in the morning (I didn’t even have to hold my kids – they were well taken care of.) We’ve eaten, relaxed, and enjoyed being here. We’re totally ready for a new week of fun and sun!
The plan is for us to be at Myrtle Beach until Friday afternoon, after which we will go to Fort Mill, where my Aunt lives. We’ll be with them for the weekend and then we’ll head to Baltimore on Monday to catch a flight that evening up to Boston. We’ll meet up with Dovy’s half-sister and his grandma while we’re there. We’ll fly back on Wednesday night and meet up with a friend of mine who is planning to put us up for the night (thanks, Hanna!) The plan is to leave on Thursday morning to drive back to Utah. Should be an interesting trip! Pray for us. :)
Eating at the diner in Rogers.
It was so cool! Everyone knew everyone else.
We were definitely the out-of-towners.
The drive up to Ray and Pat’s house.
That’s their mailbox on the left!
I found Elvis! I was the only one brave
enough to ask for a picture, but once I did,
then Mark, Henry, and Dovy followed suit.
Aunt Mo took Anjali right in and helped her jump
over the waves!
(Her daughter, Sami, is to the left.)
Uncle Frank crashing into a wave with Anjali.
You wouldn’t believe the extent that everyone went to
in order to keep her above the water.
What love. :)