Back to real life after a busy vacation. In a week and a half we visited CT, NJ, New York City and Rochester, NY. I spent more than 20 hours in the car and my back is hurting again. Thus I am out of bed standing at the counter on the computer at 5am. I can't be on my back or sitting one more minute! I'm trying the Aleve, standing, gentle stretching cure. I hope it starts to work soon.
In Rochester we visited our oldest friends, Doug's friend from 4th grade who married my friend from graduate school. Yes, we introduced them. We were all in eachother's weddings and now between us we have 6 kids ages 1 to 13. (They have done double duty to contribute to this total.) I am so grateful to have them in our lives. My family is small, and I feel like they are extended family without the family baggage. They are always in our hearts even if we don't get to see them very often. (They just came back from 4 years in England. And we did get to have a super visit there during that time.)