As one friend said, "Isn't it great to be a unit again?" I know exactly what she means. Sean is such a part of who I am that I miss him terribly when we're apart. (Sorry if that's too sappy, but its true.) By the end of our little four day trip I was getting teary eyed seeing a little chubby girl in Schlotsky's who reminded me of my Catherine. Her laughter bubbled over when she saw me in the airport. Priceless. Today she walked around saying, "Missed you, Kaelin. Missed Chase too." Ahhh... good to be home.
We spent yesterday regrouping, catching up on laundry, and admiring the floors in the house. Sean had scrubbed them by hand for me while I was gone. I LOVE clean floors and with five children and two dogs it is a neverending uphill battle. It's good to be home and have Christopher's blond head to kiss as I send him outdoors with another slice of watermelon.
We picnicked tonight in the yard under the trees with peas from the garden, scalloped potatoes, corn on the cob, peach iced tea and more watermelon. As the sun was setting I took the kids across the road to a hay field for some photos.
Catherine helped me make some ghiradelli chocolate chip cookies and we called it a day with a tall glass of milk in hand.