I know, I sound like a whiney puss. So many of my friends' kids live across the country from them, and I am so blessed to have mine close by. Still, it's a jolt to suddenly go from easy access to the kids whenever I want, to Skyping with them once a week. I always pray they'll remember us when they come back at the end of summer. Zoey will, and maybe Ruby. We'll have to get reacquainted with little Maggie, though. A lot of changes take place when one is growing from 4 months to 7 months of age.
An unexpected turn of events caused the family's normal 7-hour trip to turn into a 27-hour nightmare. As they approached the last leg of their drive, the giant storm that caused all the destruction and death in Joplin, MO engulfed them in northwest Arkansas. It was so bad they eventually had to find a hotel for the night because it was getting dark and the weather was making driving hazardous. It's a good thing they took shelter, because there were tornado warnings for the entire area. The next morning, after a relatively good night's sleep, they were able to continue on to Kanakuk, and while the weather was still pretty bad, driving in daylight wasn't quite so treacherous. Needless to say, I was more than relieved to hear they had made it to their destination.
The following are some recent memory-making photos and videos of the girls to help Grammy get through the summer. Enjoy!!
Decorating cookies with Grammy
A tender moment between sisters