These are the cheeks I got to kiss on for a few days. Yes, they are precious.
Sunday evening we sent all the boys on their way and took off for Newport.. girls only. We shopped a lot and ate a lot and talked a lot. We laughed and remembered and planned and laughed some more. My mom is really good for laughs. I slept and read and didn't worry one little bit about what was happening at home. I walked into a perfectly clean house with perfectly clean children who had been fed and played with and had clean laundry in all of their drawers. Rachel may have crashed when she got home and may need some serious recovery time, but if my happy children and orderly home are anything to show for it, this woman is fabulous.
I really enjoyed a change of pace for a few days. It's nice to give my brain a little break from the children and routine that usually consumes it. Fresh perspective is always welcome. As is a shopping trip... thank you dad for providing a wonderful getaway and thank you mom and sisters for the time and experience. Now back to the business of running this household.. it's not a bad job I have.