Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Parents are on their way!!
My parents are on their way down to visit with us. They are only staying for the night and heading back up to NJ. I asked them to stay longer but my Dad said he was only staying 1 night and then going back home. They are bringing the Christmas money to our family and they like to do that in person. My Mom is 73 and Dad is 74. The trip is 11 hours one way! They will be arriving at our house at about 5 p.m. and they will be leaving at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning! I offered to take a day off from work and spend it with them and I know my Mom wanted to do that, but Dad was stubborn and said no. I even tried to coax them with going to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to see the lights, Mom wanted to but Dad said no. It isn't like Dad doesn't like us and he loves to see the whole family but he likes to be home and in his routine. I really think his way of thinking has become worse since Lupus has invaded his brain. I am just amazed that he can still make the trip!
The girls and their husbands will be coming down tonight to have dinner with all of us and then we will give my parents their gifts. Should be a fun time!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!