Homeward Bound.

When we got home from Connecticut after Thanksgiving, I dragged our luggage up to the third floor closet and stacked it neatly, knowing we wouldn’t need it again until our next family trip in March.  This morning, I dragged them back out.

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Casey’s grandmother died yesterday, so we are packing up and heading to Indiana tomorrow to be with family and to celebrate her life.  It was somewhat unexpected, so we’re using today to tie up loose ends and get ready to go.

Obviously the details of travel preparations are quite trivial in the bigger picture, but we’re doing our best to get our house and selves ready to go on short notice.  Last night, we made a gigantic pot of soup for dinner, in an effort to use up a lot of the fresh produce in our stocked fridge.  We will be eating a LOT of greens for dinner tonight!

This morning, I tried to use up a bit more by baking us some travel treats using fresh bananas and carrots.  In order to bake during waking hours, this has to happen…

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It’s really cold outside today, so Cullen and I are having a low key (rare) day at home.  This means LOTS of laundry to wash, sort, fold, and pack!

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As soon as the suitcases came out, the dogs went into hiding.  Can anyone find them for me?

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Other than packing, cleaning, and eating everything perishable in our refrigerator (someone’s gotta do it, right?) – I’ve just been hanging out with Cullen and watching him find joy in household objects

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Even though he doesn’t know what’s happening, I always find that he can cheer me up when I’m down or sad.  His life is so simple, and he finds happiness so easily.  I hope he stays that way as long as he can.

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We’re off to Indiana tomorrow afternoon, and we’ll be with family all week – a silver lining to a sad occasion.  We’ll get to see aunts, uncles, and cousins from all over – some of whom haven’t seen this little guy since he was nine weeks old!  He’s changed quite a bit since then.

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I have a few posts planned, so I’ll still be popping in here, but I might be quiet in the comments and on email for a few days.  Thanks for understanding!