After all the wedding festivities this weekend, Joe had to fly back to NC last night. As much as we know we'll miss each other (and seriously do already), we decided it would be a good week for me to stay in MD with the girls. The 1st reason is to be with my Jules so she's not home alone while Dad & Rachel are away honeymooning. The 2nd is that Joe is coming back on Monday again for a week (for the Leaders Conference). While we are having an awesome time with Julie, each day this week I have a little adventure planned for the girls and I. Today was Brookside Gardens. Its a childhood favorite, and a great thing about having girls is they love flowers. Alathea was SO happy there!
Alathea especially liked that I let her sit in the tree by herself :) Abi was quite unhappy that she was not included in this!
We grabbed a picnic lunch and Starbucks on the way and enjoyed the gorgeous day in the gardens.
The rest of the day we spent with Julie when she was home, I mulched Dads yard and had dinner with Rocky. It was a wonderful day that ended with me calling 911 for the 1st time ever. Nothing serious, I just came home to a wide open basement door and was too scared to walk through Dad's 4,000 square foot house by myself with two little girls to see if anyone was lurking around. Yikes! I kept going between being fearful of someone kidnapping me and the girls to feeling completely ridiculous for being too scared to check out the house alone. I really wish Joe was with me :) And when he suggested I just call the police to check it out, I felt better about it. We had two amazingly wonderful police officers come over and scope out the house for me- and they didn't make me feel like a complete loser for calling them. All is well, we just have no idea how the door was wide open (we never us the door). Anyways, great opportunity to laugh at myself!
So that was our day. We miss everyone back home already!!