The rest of us got ready to leave around 8:30 to drive up to WSS, and, for my parents, Aunt Claire, Uncle Jim, Faith, and Elia, on to Ohio as well! The youngers and I drove up there for the day so we could drop off Anna, Grace, and Emily to Camp Caleb, but then we came back. Caleb, Jonathan, and Nathan stayed back here to hold down the fort and go to church.
My mom had this great idea of having us all stop at WSS and eating Sunday dinner there. Aunt Claire had been to the old hotel, but not Uncle Jim, and neither one had ever been to the new hotel. Emily and Elia had never been either, but Dan also worked here during the summers, and it's a special place to him.
Then Micah, Drew, Verity, and drove back home, with Micah and Drew bickering away until they fell asleep, lol. It was quite a change to just have them, the 3 older boys, and me to cook for, since I'd been cooking for 18 the previous week!
Luke and Bob got back technically Tuesday morning--12:30 AM is when their plane landed. They had a good time, although Bob came back a bit under the weather with the virus that had passed through our house the week before. Luke said orientation was pretty much what he had expected.
The surgery went well, and it only took an hour, so there weren't any complications. Contrary to what it looks like here, Luke has healed really well, with very little swelling or pain. He even went to a Nationals game this afternoon with Bob, Nathan, Jonathan, and Bob's office!
It's been quiet here without the 3 girls, for sure. I'm looking forward to hearing the fun the older ones had at Camp Caleb, and I know the younger ones are having a grand time at Grandma/Grandpa camp!