It’s now October 25th, and you may have noticed (or not) that I’ve skipped the last two days of blogging. I’m still going to have 31 posts – just not consecutive and all in the month of October. Allow me to explain.
Wednesday night, Nathan, the kids and I headed down to Branson to spend a few days with my parents. We had some car trouble right before we left, which put us to the cabin at 12:30am Thursday morning. In order to have a post for Thursday, I used a “draft” post that I had already written, but thought hadn’t been posted previously.
Friday morning was a bit chaotic as Josiah was still exhausted and very cranky to say the least, and it honestly wasn’t the best of mornings. When Josiah has these moments there isn’t really a lot anyone can do with or for him. It’s very frustrating, stresses me out, and makes me crazy. Unfortunately, there isn’t really a lot anyone can do with or for me either. On top of that, I also figured out that my previous day’s post had already been posted on the blog a year ago.
At that moment, I decided it wasn’t worth hurrying and stressing to get some sort of content to simply complete the 31 day challenge. There’s plenty I could’ve thrown out there, and it would’ve “completed” the challenge, but there are also some more specific thoughts I want to include in my 31 day series. However, these will take more time to hash out than I what was willing to do while on vacation.
Because of that, I’ve missed a few days. But I had a great time with my family, and that was most important! And I’m back for the remainder of the challenge and into November. (I hope!).
We had a great time in Branson, all thanks to my parents for their planning, food, lodging, tickets and all sorts of fun! We all enjoyed the shows – Illusionist Rick Thomas, Hamner’s Unbelievable (varitey show including illusions), The Osmonds, and Yakov. Saturday we met my brother for lunch at Lambert’s, then took the kids to Bass Pro Shops before heading home.
Ruth Ann got to go up on stage with Rick Thomas!
Nathan made it on stage twice – once with Rick Thomas and this was taken with Chipper Lowell at The Osmonds.
My dad and Josiah
The kids talked their Papa into letting them ride the ferris wheel. It was Josiah’s first ride on anything, and he LOVED it – so did Grace, Samuel and Ruth Ann!
We had a great few days, and as always, vacation never lasts long enough!