Elliott and I got home last Thursday, after staying over a week longer in Missouri than we had originally planned. Someone very important to me was in the hospital and ended up passing away. It was definitely not the best vacation extension. And it brought back a lot of memories of our unplanned trip last August/September when my dad was in the hospital and then died.
Since we've been home, it seems like we have been rushing from one thing to the next, without much time in between. I think that's pretty normal for December, though. Saturday one of Elliott's best friends had a birthday party 30 miles away. Sunday was church with a few extra things thrown in. Monday was the Christmas concert for Elliott's friends that are still at his old school, so we went to that. Yesterday afternoon we had meetings that I had to attend. In between those things, I've finally managed to get everything unpacked, although I do still have laundry left to do. Our car was really loaded down with stuff on the way back up, since we had all of our souvenirs, a bunch of Christmas presents from back home, plus the stuff that I bought on black Friday, along with all of our clothes and other items that we took down. My husband drove home the week before in his Dad's car that we are trying to sell, and had it pretty well loaded full, too. I guess that means I would have spent a small fortune in shipping other wise. :)
While we were on vacation we had a great time, though. We went to Lego Land, Sea World, and Walt Disney World. The weather was good almost every day. Rain only changed our plans one day. There were two days that were "cold" by Florida standards, but with a hoodie on, we were definitely warm enough. I'll try to post more about our vacation soon, including pictures. Right now we have to get back to school, though. We kept up on it somewhat while we were on vacation, but we definitely need to get adjusted back to a more structured day.