Thursday, May 24, 2007
So Maren & I got up Saturday morning not really knowing what the day would hold. We decided to go through old clothes--clothes that are really old and clothes that have *ahem* shrunk over the last couple of years--and take those to Good Will. Not sure if there's a Bad Will anywhere, or even someone tough enough to admit he is, but that's where they went. Well, it was 11:30 and we were on our way home when the cell phone beeped. Mom & Dad Records asked us what we were doing and if there would be a time this summer if we would be willing & able to come on up for a visit. So I pulled a suitcase out of the closet and started packing as Maren & I "discussed" the pros & cons of leaving by 1:30 in the afternoon. I wanted to...she didn't. But we both agreed that later in the summer could be complicated by packing to move and by her pregnancy making it hard to travel. So...we were on the road, suitcases, dog, & cooler, by 1:15, dropped off some keys and were out of Waco by 2pm. We stopped in Missouri on I-57 at 12:30 am Sunday, and we were on the road by 8:30. With apologies to Olney folk who weren't terribly far away, we just don't get to see Mom & Dad very often. So we arrived in Midland at 8:30 pm. Tuesday we went to Grand Rapids to see our family there. The ladies in the Records family threw Maren a surprise baby shower--a surprise that I knew about it & kept a secret to Maren. They said "Surprise!" when Maren got out of the car. She thought they meant "surprise we came to see you guys while you're here..." She was very happy about the baby shower, though. We'll be here in Midland on vacation then, until May 29. We'll head home then, stopping in Taylorville, before making the loooooooooong journey back to Waco.