Last week was a little crazy for our family.
On Sunday we found out that Andy’s grandfather had passed away. We had known for a while that it was only a matter of time as he had been in hospice care for a little while and was having some health issues, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. We then jumped in the car and drove the 8 hours to Florida to be with the family for the viewing and the ceremony on Monday and Tuesday. After the ceremony we got right back in the car to head home so we could both work. In the end we probably could have stayed another night and come home on Wednesday as both our jobs allowed us to work remote all week long. It was however, good to be back in our own bed and with the dogs for the night instead of the hotel again. We did have a good time seeing some of his family that could make it down for the services and catching up. Despite the sad occasion for the get together, everyone liked hanging out and chatting for a couple days.
When we were home and trying to get caught up with work we were also given the chance to see our friends’ first born Kailyn. She was adorable and at just a week old was still really tiny and not interested in doing much besides eat and sleep. She is so precious though and we were really glad to get to hold and meet her. It also allowed us to hang out with the new parents and see how they are handling sleep deprivation!
I am usually out of town on Halloween so Andy gets to do all the handing out of candy for the neighbor kids but this year I actually got to help! It was great fun seeing all their costumes and seeing the different personalities! You of course had the shy ones that didn’t know you and so were afraid to talk, the seasoned veterans that knew what to do and say as soon as you opened the door, and then of course the outgoing ones that would try and take whole handfuls of candy when you offered the bowl… haha. Next year Halloween lands on a Friday and so if we have adopted by then I will again be home to dress up our little one in a costume and I can’t wait!
To finish off the week we had a neighborhood block party on Saturday night that had lots of good food, some football watching, kids playing games, and the adults chatting. It was a lot of fun and we got to meet some of our neighbors we didn’t yet know and also catch up with the ones we do. Everyone agreed that it has been too long since the last neighborhood event and so the talk has started on us hosting a New Years Eve party again this year.
It really was a great week aside from a bad start and we got to do a lot of things with friends and family which is always great. Now with me back on the road and Andy home working life seems to have gone back to the normal pace. Can’t wait for the holidays when the craziness starts up again!