Sunday, October 26, 2008


It was a really great weekend for us! Gabe surprised me last week by telling me that months ago he had planned a one night get away for us. We were gone for a little less than 24 hours and in that time we drove to Richmond, I went to the spa for some pampering, we went out to a fabulous dinner and went to an amazing concert. We saw the Trey Anastasio Band (lead guy from Phish) play and I'm even surprised to say this, but I really enjoyed myself. We ran into an old friend there and had a blast-Sober. It was pretty special to be in one of Gabe's old environments and to watch him have such a blast as a sober person. Great memories. Grace went and stayed with her Grammy and Poppi and Maddie stayed here at home with her Auntie Patrice. Both girls did really well and we were so thankful for the small break. It brought us back with a renewed energy for them :) Today we took Maddie and Gracie to get some pumpkins for Halloween. Lizzy gets here this week to visit and to trick-or-treat with Maddie, so we thought we needed to be festive. After driving for a few hours to Richmond and back, Gabe and I weren't interested in driving any more to go get pumpkins. So, we went to this really cute church that had pumpkins for sale. Maddie loved it and Grace slept through it (what else is new?:) Enjoy the pic's!


Siobhan said...

Hey there :) We landed safe and sound and are settling in nicely. The flight was actually really easy-going..or I should say Aisling was really easy going and it felt like traveling just with one more than with two. She chilled and Aibha and I played. She of course didn't nap so that was tough for her. Thankfully she slept for the two hours layover before arriving home and so was in good form for everyone when we arrived. She managed to stay awake all of Thursday as well and so went to bed that night and slept straight through. No jetlag!!! Aisling on the other hand has her days and nights mixed up so that's making life a little interesting. I think we're close to getting it corrected though. It's really good to be home. :) The pictures of the girls are adorable and of course Grace is already changing and looking bigger. So cute!!! Take care and enjoy Lizzy's visit. Happy Halloween! xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, how nice to have a day away. Sounds like you guys had fun. Can't wait to see you all in a couple days.

SARAH said...

I'm so glad to hear from you Siobhan! I knew your trip would go smoothly. Aisling with her days and nights confused sounds tough-but hopefully that has resolved itself by now. We're getting on fine. Maddie had a good week at school and my sister arrives tonight for the weekend. I'm sure I'll have news and pictures to blog soon. Email whenever you can :)