Did you miss me? :-) I missed you guys and I sure did miss blogging!
From Monday, August 2nd through today, our family was on a road trip from Washington to California. My Dad celebrated his 80th birthday last Friday and it was important that we be part of that celebration. We didn't think we were going to be able to have a family getaway this year but we so much wanted to make this happen. Thank you so much for the hospitality, love, acceptance and generosity of my parents. I love them very much!
Mom & Dad with "STOP! The Party is Here" sign Justin picked out for Grandpa's birthday.
If you saw my last blog posting, we were very early into our California journey. I had anticipated blogging from the road but the "high speed" (cough) internet connection in our hotel room combined with lots of activity combined with life stuff kept me away from the computer. Well, I'm now back! With a choice of hundreds of emails to peruse or a quick hello to my Aspierations friends, I choose you guys and gals! Technically, I'm not "back to work" until Friday, August 13th, so I might as well take advantage of that fact and take a recovery day at home.
Tomorrow we take the boys to the Clark County Fair in the morning (this will be our 4th year) and then we head home in the afternoon for a web conference with our largest vendor, Charisma Brands. Can't escape work. It's back to reality!
John and I are pretty exhausted from the past week and a half. I think the energy that I am missing transferred into Ryan's body. (It was helped along by the power of juice and Gram's tasty snickerdoodles.) Sleep patterns were off, routines were anything but routine and it certainly made for some lively and animated moments. I knew in advance we'd have challenges, especially in such close quarters and so I prepared myself positively and packed an extra suitcase filled with a sense of humor and patience. Love is patient, love is kind. :-)
So I know that now I'm back, some of our customers will be asking politely if we had a nice vacation.
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