Saturday, October 15, 2005

Visiting Family

All week we've been gone. We left last Saturday, and got home late last night. Poor Gabe did great on the trip - but was certainly excited to be home, and will hopefully get back into a routine quickly. He gets overwhelmed so easily, but is still pretty stinking cute :).

Saturday - We drove from Cedar City to Rexburg. We went shopping in Idaho Falls and ran some errands - including getting Gabe some warmer clothes, since the weather was chilly. Stay at Jed and Laura's. We got to visit with Paul and Nicole for a while, and play with Alli too.

Sunday - Drive from Rexburg to Coeur D'Alene. We took several breaks to get out and move around. Gabe smiled a lot, and really seemed to enjoy being in the car. At least for the 1st half of the day....then he was ready to be out to wiggle around. We stayed at a condo and it was GORGEOUS! The weather was getting chilly, but the leaves were changing and it was beautiful.

Monday - We were done driving, but we had to start meetings for The Blind Guy. Gabe had realized that he was out of his element, and was not happy about it. I spent most of the day pacing the halls with him, or hidden away trying to feed him. It was a pretty miserable day. Then we had a dinner with the other owners of The Blind Guy franchises, and he cried most of that too. I guess it's a good thing that the franchises are really laid back and easy going.....a crying baby didn't seem to phase them too much.

Tuesday & Wednesday - More meetings, but Gabe did much better! I still spent time in the halls with him, but he was prety good for the most part.

Thursday - Drive from Coeur D'Alene to Logan. We stopped in Rexburg and saw Jed, Laura and Alli for a few minutes, visited with our friend Jesse, and stopped by Trent and Melissa's for a bit. Then we got to Logan late. We were pooped!

Friday - We got to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa Ellis, and they enjoyed Gabe. It wasn't for too long, but at least they got to give him loves. Then it was back in the car. We headed to Salt Lake. We visited Grandma Marilyn first. We were lucky to see Sandra and Susan there. Gabe was tired, hot, and hungry - so he wasn't the best company. But it was still special to have him meet one of his great grandma's, and great aunts. Then we ran some other errands, and headed to Grandma and Grandpa Whislers (or Grandma Great's house). They loved giving the little guy loves too. And we got to see more of Sandra and Susan there too! Then it was back in the car, a stop at the new Cabela's store in Lehi and on to home. What a long day in the car!

I wish we had gotten more pictures with everyone....

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