Thursday, October 02, 2008

Furlough 2008: Winnipeg, Raleigh

I can't believe I didn't update from Winnipeg. We had a wonderful time with my family. My younger brother and my sister and her husband came to town, as well as all my grandparents. Jackson had a great time getting to know the family. It was also such a blessing to get to see my extended family again--all the people at the church in Winnipeg who are my surrogate aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

Monday, we left Winnipeg and headed down to Kansas City. It's amazing how different it is to travel with a baby! In the past, the trip to KC would have taken us one day. With Jackson, we spread it out into an easy two days. Then yesterday morning we got up early and flew to Raleigh, NC. We're staying with my Grandma Turner for a couple of days and then are headed to the Myrtle Beach area.

We all seem to be holding up okay. Jackson still doesn't like long days in the car. I think that he doesn't understand why he can get out of his carseat on the plane but he can't in the car. He's so mobile now that being confined is torturous for him. We make sure to give him lots of opportunities to work his wiggles out when we stop. Thankfully we don't have too many more long driving days ahead of us--just a lot of short ones!


Anonymous said...

We look forward to seeing you around the 11th here on Cedar Creek Lake! Your room will be ready and we have a playpen and high chair for Jackson!!! God Bless! Just email us with your cell phone number when convenient, so we can give a few instructions! ( Also let us know some foods that Jackson likes!
Candy Landis

Ted and Anne said...

Hey Val, this is Anne :) Thanks for checking out our blog! I've got you guys saved under my favorites so I can stay in touch and stay posted on what's going on with you all...Jackson is SO CUTE!!!!!!

Amanda said...

How special that you got to be with so many members of your family at once! I can't believe Jackson is already crawling!

I continue to pray that your time will be relaxing and rejuvenating and not stressful.

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