We returned home yesterday afternoon after a long 13 days away. Sydney spent the time in Virginia with her Grandma and her Meme (they split the week) and they had a ball. She was an angel according to everyone! She met several extended family members, and got the grand tour of our hometown.
Randall and I were on a cruise with the Povar side of my family - 15 folks - to San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten (our favorite). It was fabulous. The sites were beautiful, the food was awesome, and the overall experience was wonderful. The ship we were on, the Celebrity Solstice, was the largest and most elegant ship I've been on. The occasion was to celebrate 65 years of marriage for my grandparents! Here's a quick look at the way we spent the week. No complaints other than poor Randall getting sick the last two days. Fortunately he was fully recovered in time to see Sydney who we missed SO MUCH. (Oh, and the fact that our camera decided to delete the photos from the first 2/3 of our trip. We're piecing together the memories from family members' photos.)Randall is back at work today, but Sydney's school was closed today which earned me an extra day off - thank goodness. There is a lot of unpacking and organizing to do around here! Staying busy will help with the homesickness that always follows time with our families. It's good to be home, but visits are never, ever long enough!