But I digress. Here I am back on the truck. New company, new truck, new growing pains.
When I last left you, it was Easter and we were soon switching companies. I had a super fun several weeks off visiting family and friends.
Before we left NC we got to have dinner with Adam, Griffin and Amber. Of course I failed to take a single pic, but it happened! We enjoyed spending the evening with the kids. We also had a short visit to the NC Science museum to drop of a baby gift to my sweet friend, Alisha and take in some of the sites.
On the way from NC Mark and I stopped at the Coal Mine Exhibition in Beckley, WV. Its something I have always wanted to do and am so glad we went. It was really "coal" to see how the mining camps were back in the day. We got to actually go into the mine. It was super cold and really neat. I learned so much, mainly that I am glad I never had to do that work!
The first week I was off I spent in Columbus with my sister Susan and bil, Derek. Had lots of fun playing with Susan's jewelry and helping her get some things in her house organized. In case you were looking for some amazing $5 jewelry check out her FB page Susan Sparkles with You or her website Susan Sparkles with you.
|heading into the mine|
|Mom and I headed to dinner with her classmates|
|Mom's birthday/mother's day cake.|
On Mother's Day we spent the day with mom and celebrated with her. We got her a super sweet owl cake (she loves owls) and some pretty cool gifts (if I do say so myself) and just enjoyed spending the day with her. She made an amazing meal of some of my favorite foods, It was delish. I then spent the rest of the week with mom. I totally enjoyed being with her. I also got to see some good friends and got to go to dinner with my mom and her classmates. What a wonderful group of ladies, They all made me feel so welcome. I hope I get to see them again.
|Theo, me and Miriam|
|Adri and I|
|The beautiful birthday girl, Jubilee.|
After the party, I headed right back to Ohio so I could be at my oldest nephew Jack's confirmation on Sunday. I was so happy to see my sister Carla and my nephews. It was good to catch up with all of them and be able to celebrate such a great occasion. Monday (Memorial Day) I went to a family picnic and had a great time. I really enjoyed sitting with my Uncle Bill and just shooting the breeze. Was a great day. I hung out with my mom a few more days, saw a few more friends and then on Thursday, back to NC.
Friday afternoon Mark and Andrew got into town. I was super excited to see both of them and them and then Friday night I picked up Adam from his friends house. I could not have been happier to have them all in one spot. We had a very busy weekend condensing storage units, shopping, organizing trucks and celebrating Adam and Andrew's birthdays. It was exhausting but fun.
|Andrew's truck (blue) and Mark's truck (dark gray)|
Monday morning saw us back on the road to Georgia. Then we were headed to Minnesota, until plans changed and we were diverted to Rochester, NY. Then we headed to MN which is where we are now. Monday we pick up a load and head to California. Andrew has been to Texas, Wyoming and is now doing a 34 hour reset in Denver.
So, thanks for reading my ramblings, again. ;)
Much love to you all. Have a blessed Sunday!
NC Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh NC
|My new BFF|
Coal Mine Exhibition, Beckley West Virginia
|coal camp church|
|Miner's shanty(where a single or married couple would live. Mark said" I cannot imagine living in a place this small." I said " uhhh, this is 5x the size of our truck!"|
Mother's day dinner courtesy of Mom.
NC Zoo with Robin and kids
|Theo at the Zoo|
Jubilee's 2nd birthday " Tea for Two"
|Dax's true feelings at being at a tea party. lol|
|Dad of the year!|
Birthday breakfast with boys
Random travel pics (NY, MN, WI )