Sunday, September 27, 2009

We arrived back home from Indiana tonight. We ended up leaving Thursday evening around 5pm. We drove until the middle of Ohio, stopped around 3am. The next morning we drove another 5 hours and arrived at my mom and dad's by 1pm. The trip was about 14 1/2 hours in all, the girls did very well. They fell asleep around 10pm, and slept until we stopped. There was a moment of thinking that we should just keep driving, but that passed pretty quickly and we were all in bed by 3am.

Although we all wished we were there for another, more happy reason, it was nice to be with so many relatives. The girls were happy to be with Sydney again, they were asking for her the whole way there. The services were very nice, so many friends and family showed up to say goodbye to grandma. My cousin Darrin spoke at the funeral so eloquently. I don't know how he did it, because he had everyone in tears. I'm sure grandma was looking down smiling though. Playing cards with grandpa and smiling.

We left to drive back home this morning at 5:30am NY time (4:30am Indiana time). The drive home took about 13 1/2 hours, and we were home by 7pm. The girls slept again for a good part of the time-including the big girl in the car too. Much easier leaving early in the morning than starting out late in the day.

There is no school tomorrow for Yom Kippur so we have a day to recuperate and get off our fast food high. I have some pictures to post, tomorrow. One other thing, tomorrow (Monday, September 28) Chili's Restaurant is donating 100%, YES 100%, of their proceeds to St. Jude's Research Hospital. It's a great opportunity to help fund research for pediatric cancer. So, if you get hungry tomorrow, stop by Chili's!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was sorry to hear about Aunt Lila (Grandma Stib). She was always my mom's favorite aunt. I was son happy that she was able to make it to my mom and dad's 50th anniversary party.

Your cousin,