And a good time was had by all. All of the visiting was marvelous. So much encouragement and love every where we went. I came home overwhelmed by the blessings of family and friends who love the Lord (and us too!). We spent hours traveling the roads laughing and acting so silly in a way that we would not dare behave in front of anyone else that didn't descend from my crazy side of the family - especially when it was just us girls. Even the girls who do not often exhibit these crazy traits as often as others of us displayed their heritage quite vividly on the trip. Sometimes I was laughing so hard it was difficult to drive.
Our week at the beach was wonderful even though Ernesto thought about trying to run us off. Instead we just enjoyed the great waves. Mr. Potts needed a couple of chiropractor visits after all of the wave riding he did. He forgets he is not so young any more! AdventureQueen, PearlKeeper and Mr. Potts squeezed in a parasailing ride the last day before they closed it down for the storm. Mostly we avoided the touristy things and just enjoyed time on the beach, at the pool and hanging out at the condo.
After three weeks I finally felt ready to come home. After taming the lawn that had grown almost three feet high, we are settling down back into our routine. Tigger has started soccer, Tom is helping to coach a soccer team with disabilities and the girls are wanting to really give dance their all this year. So, we are back home to our busy lives and loving it. We look forward to more vacations but there is no place like HOME!