The week's halfway over...and I must say that when we leave here, I am going to miss this place.
My husband's parents live in a town near Peoria, IL. There's really nothing much to do around here, but I've enjoyed it because there is much peace. There is a corn field, soy bean field, or green bean field, almost every where you look. Today was windy and as DearHubby, the girls, and I took a drive, I was just amazed at the green "ocean" that surrounded us. The corn was literally making green waves of grain.
DearHubby's grandpa's funeral was Saturday morning. We barely made it on time as we had a rough drive over. When DearHubby and I did these trips alone, it usually took us 13 hours. DearDaughter2 is not used to sleeping in the car and had a hard time sleeping through the night on our drive and we had to make numerous stops just to comfort her. Nonetheless, we did make it to the funeral in time, but the girls were quite tired and fussy. Therefore, I kept the girls occupied during the service while giving time for DearHubby to be with his family.
DearHubby's family had a lot of time to prepare for his death and funeral so by the time we got here, they had already went through their grieving process. My Mother In Law is amazing because she has held up really well while we've been here. I have not seen a tear from her yet. What a strong lady!
Well, the nice thing about not having much to do in a little town is that all there is to do is fellowship. So, we've spent quite some time just getting together with DearHubby's childhood friends or planning get togethers with them. We've also spent alot of time with DearHubby's family and I'm glad that the girls are getting to know their cousins. Though I've complained to DearHubby, at times, that I've been bored, I'm really enjoying all the down time I've had. It makes me feel like if I lived here, even the housework wouldn't stress me out. I've had so much time that I've been doing laundry every other day, been helping a little with the house keeping, and still have had time to spend with the girls, time to spend with my nieces and nephew, and time to spend with DearHubby. Why do I feel like time just goes so slow around here? Is it because I'm just on vacation?
Yeah, I've got to even go out on dates, yes, dates, with DearHubby!
My Father In Law mentioned that Caterpillar just got a big contract and is creating more jobs. So, I mentioned it to DearHubby, since he's been wondering about what path the Lord will take his career on to next.
At this point, I wouldn't mind moving to this area. DearHubby wasn't sure about the idea, but he does like the idea of moving to a smaller town.
Well, although DearDaughter2 won't be turning 1 until July 22nd, we're having a birthday party for her with all the cousins at Chuck E Cheese tomorrow.
Not sure what we'll be duing for the 4th of July, but we do head back home on the 5th.
Just wanted to jot down some thoughts before I lose the opportunity to.
Pictures will come when we get home.