Saturday, November 14, 2015
A Visit With Nathan
We went back to the hotel, and it was so nice just to relax with ALL of us. Bob took the little kids swimming, and the rest of us just caught up. Nathan is doing great in all areas, which is wonderful news. It is especially heartening for me to hear that he is doing really well academically, since, well, that was what I spent the last 18 years preparing him for. Whew!
We talked about where to go out to eat, but a table for 12 in a college town on a Friday night seemed like a bridge too far, especially when the youngest ones were pretty crabby from the car ride and lots of snacks. So Bob and I went to Little Caesar's and brought back 6 pizzas. While we were waiting for them all to be ready, we were reminded again how different it is down there, compared to in Northern VA. People were so friendly, chatting with us as we waited! Way different.
Sunday we got up and ate breakfast. Bob took the younger kids swimming again so I could get the room packed up. We had the best of intentions of getting to Nathan's church early, but . . . yeah. As so often happens here at home, it was like herding cats (with luggage) to get everyone out the door, so we were late. I know--shocking surprise! Sigh. We talked about how easy it will be when Bob and I go to visit Verity at college . . . of course, she also won't have the cheering crowd greeting her!