What a great weekend :). Westin did fabulous on the 15-hour drive, and yes, we made it in 15 hours... we were gearing up for many stops and more like a 17-hour drive, but Westin was a serious trooper. Here's the recap, for those of you who prefer the picture recap, scroll down:
Early Thursday morning (4am) we hit the road. We're really glad we did because Westin slept for the first four hours which really helped the trip go quicker for him! And us! We were able to stop in Conway to see Chuck at his Lenny's and then made it in in time to hang out with Carol, Kim & John for a little bit. It was SO great to see everyone!
Friday Kreg went golfing with several of his friends and we had lunch at Mazzio's-- it's funny what foods we miss from our Searcy days :). We were also able to see Josh & Jessica Friday, which was a treat. We miss our Harding friends so much! Jessica found a tick on Westin that night which was a little scary for me... I had visions of tick fever running through my mind and was sure we needed a match to back it out, but Kreg just picked Westin up and pulled it out of his back. It didn't even leave a mark so I guess everything was fine :).
Saturday, Westin got to spend some time at "The Farm," and of course he loved it! He was especially taken with the cows. He also got to sip some sweet tea on the front porch swing with Kreg & Mamaw. We had Lenny's for lunch (yay!!) with Neil and his lovely fiance Jackie, then watched the US World Cup game at the Kee's house-- again, so great to get to see our Searcy friends! Later that evening the whole Jones/Curtis/Kell clan got together for a delicious meal at Carol's house! It was fun for me to watch Westin interact with his cousins-- he's not used to having anyone his age around all the time. He LOVED it, and got to practice sharing... which was good! These two families have known each other for FOREVER, but this was getting to know them as family, which I think will be a very easy transition.
Sunday was the big day! We all worshiped together at Downtown, then Kreg, Wes & I had brunch with the Young's and the Ward's. Then it was time to get ready for a wedding :). The ceremony was just perfect. I, of course, only got to see the very beginning before Westin decided he needed to get down and move. However, we did video it and it was just perfect. This being the musically inclined and talented family that it is, all of Craig & Carol's kids sang "The Lord Bless You & Keep You" to them, which sounded fantastic and brought some tears to many eyes. Sunday night after the wedding we had pizza with all the "siblings" and played an exciting game of "Harding" Faces, which Rees & Shanna made up... it was hilarious.
Monday morning bright and early we made the trip back! Since then, Westin has come down with roseola (it looks a whole lot worse than it is, apparently) and Kreg has been utterly exhausted at 8:30 pm every night... needless to say, we're still trying to get back into routine :)