Posted by: Lisa | April 30, 2012

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Just for fun, I thought I’d compile a list of a few things I learned from our recent trip and absence from home for four weeks. 🙂 Here it is…

~I have the best husband in the world. At the beginning of our journey, after hours of dealing with the car stalling, he never once got crabby. In his words, “What would it help?”
~3 year olds do not adjust to crazy lifestyle changes well. At all. (At least mine doesn’t!)
~ But a 3 year old’s mind comes up with the cutest way to combine two new experiences. For example- the jumping castle and trampoline each are now dubbed the “jump-o-line”.
~ An exhausted 1 year old baby with a midnight cough, high fever and teething pain is a very heartbreaking sight.
~ Having parents and in-laws who are willing to answer medical questions about sick babies at any hour is a huge blessing.
~ It’s possible to go through all the medicine you packed within ten days.
~30 years old is not too late to learn to appreciate coffee. A bit of hot chocolate powder helps you ease into it! 🙂
Always pack the school books!
~ Celebrating 3 birthdays in one month with your Italian family is not good for the pregnancy weight gain!
~ I have the most generous husband in the world. At 6’2″, he willingly sat in the backseat for part of Day 1’s journey home so my (pregnancy induced) sore legs could stretch. He was practically folded in half back there!
~ 8 hours in the backseat next to two double-buckled girls is just about the limit for sanity.
~ The fact that the power wasn’t on to welcome you home will not bother you at all!
~ But you will be thankful when it comes on ten minutes later. 🙂
~ Refrigerated apples keep for over a month.
~ Unrefrigerated potatoes do not. 😉
~ I’d rather not check the eggs to find out!
~ Until the entire house is dusted/swept/mopped, no one will stop sneezing.
~ God is good!!! Even when we didn’t know what was going on, or how long the uncertainty and sickness would last, we could have confidence knowing that God works all things together for good.

There’s so much more to be thankful for, but I’ll stop there for now. 🙂

Here at home, we were taking goofy pictures the other day. Felicia wanted one with me, so here’s how that turned out.

Then we got a little crazy(er!) and tried a self-portrait that included 4! This is a visual for how I felt the past few weeks were. Wild, but fun to look back on. 🙂

It sure is good to be home!



  1. Wow.

    (That’s all I can say!)


  2. So sweet. I’m so glad that everyone is home and doing better.

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