Monday, May 18, 2009

Anderson Trip- Our first big getaway!

So.......Dan and I decided it would be a good idea to take Calvin, pack up our van and head south three hours to our college hometown Anderson, IN for his brother's graduation. Hmmm.....not too sure what sounded like a good idea about that. Calvin was barely seven weeks and I thought we were adjusted to life with baby by now, boy was I wrong! I have never taken a trip so taxing on my body and sanity. Between changing him on the front seat in parking lots while raining.....to feeding him- jammed amongst the bags in the back seat. And staying at different people's homes trying to cram in our social agenda while there. All the while Calvin was extremely fussy and made it a job just to have a conversation with friends. It was quite hysterical looking back on it now. It gives the term "family vacation" a whole new meaning to me.

But we did get to see some of my dearest friends. Rachel who just had her son who is only two weeks behind Calvin and Melody who will be having identical twin girls this summer (yes, we have already arranged their marriages with AJ and Calvin). My good friends and college housemates Amy and Shanna (and Amy's sweet sister Mary who is also pregnant!)were there as well and it was sooo nice to see them even if we didn't get to talk much. It was good to give them hugs and see their smiling faces AND introduce them to Cal.

Nick and his wife Mary (Dan's brother) graduated that Sat. from AU and we had some good times with them and family and wishing them off on their adventure to Montana. They will be missed and it was hard to say goodbye but we are so excited for the path God has laid before them.

It was a great trip! Even though we swore we wouldn't do it again for awhile...all the trials were kind of adventurous and it will be a story we can tell Calvin when he gets older. " I remember when you were just a little newborn and we carted you all the way down to Anderson and everywhere else, living out of the back of a minivan."

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