We always try to get back to Ohio at least twice a year. Usually in March and then September. Well, the kids and I left Patrick and the farm behind. I kept the kids up later than usual, thinking they would sleep on the plane. Yeah, right! Well Elle did sleep, Ivan on the other hand was a busy bee. Wow, he needs his own seat! He was exhausted, yet he fought the entire two hours to Little Rock. We had a three hour layover in Little Rock, Arkansas. Which went well! I was really excited to have a layover, that way the kids could run around and stretch. From Little Rock we flew to St. Louis switched seats and to Ohio we went.
It was a short trip, I liked staying 2 weeks the last time I went. We could see everyone and relax. Short trips are nice too, but I don’t relax. I always feel I am on the go! We hung out with my mom, Lee and Robyn most of the trip.
Thursday was my moms birthday and ever since I moved to AZ, I have wanted to spend it with her. So that was my main reason for this trip! Robyn took the day off, and so we visited mom at work. We took her flowers and the kids got to see moms coworkers. The kids and I had lunch with Kathy on Friday. After lunch it was time to meet up with a couple friends from high school, Kelli and Elizabeth. It has been so nice to meet up with them and their girls for play dates. I wish I could see them more, next time maybe more than one play date will be in order. After a couple hours at the park, mom, Lee, Robyn and I had a bowling party to attend. It was fun, I had not bowled in so many years I lost count. Drinking and bowling= FUN! Sunday, Robyn, the kids and I and Kathy met for lunch at Cheesecake! It was a great time hanging out with my sisters! I love them so much. Sunday night, the kids and I drove to Dayton to stay with grandma and grandpa Espy. Grandma made a great meal, it felt like Thanksgiving! Elle and Ivan got their Easter baskets early from them, and Elle was so excited. Monday morning she let Ivan have his, but Elle ended up eating most of his candy. I don’t think he got any of it.
I am happy to be home, however I do not like all the chores that come with being on vacation. I have been busy since I have been home, trying to get my house back in order. We missed Patrick like crazy and wish he could have come with us. Next time hopefully it won’t be a spur of the moment trip and he can plan to take time off work. Here are the photos from the trip, enjoy!