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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Back On Course

First, THANK YOU for your thoughts and prayers during our time of transition. Ginger left our house at 5:00 on Monday, and by 8:00 we were on the road headed to Mississippi! I highly recommend the "getting out of Dodge" technique for coping - especially if the getting out entails sweet tea, biscuits, 4th of July BBQ, and touching "home base" in some way or another.

We were at Michael's parents place until Friday afternoon, when we decided to head back. We ended up cutting the 10-hour trip in half both ways for our sanity and Cookie's comfort. She just can't stand to sit in the car seat that long, and I really can't blame her.

A good time was had by all, and now comes the planning for a 2-week trip to my parents in Florida. We have decided to hold off on accepting another placement until mid-August. That will give us time to vacation properly and get ready for the fall semester of teaching.

I'll post pictures from the Mississippi trip as soon as I can unpack...um, FIND the camera. :)

4 comments:

Dream Mommy said...

You should have told me you were coming next door to me! Oh well, probably still would have been a good drive anyway.

S. said...

That is great you guys were able to just get away and relax and re-group!

JUST A MOM said...

I am so glad you ran sounds like a great idea... should have done that long ago. enjoy your next vacation.....

Overwhelmed! said...

I'm so glad you chose to get out of town for a while. I think that's how I'd want to handle things in this type of situation.

Happy to hear that a good time was had by all!

Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

P.S. I think you asked when were were told what the monthly payment amount would be for any foster child that we accept. We were told at the 2nd to last meeting. I think that was on purpose, which was fine, since we're not in it for the money. Good thing too because it's sure not much. :)