I hope you are all looking forward to a nice holiday weekend! I am definitely looking forward to the weekend - because we get the big boys back.
They have been at camp since Monday - so really only a couple of evenings, but it's SOOOO weird in the house without them here. (It's also much easier... even when left with the more needy 2, 2 is way easier than 4... without a doubt!) But it's not right. I miss them slamming around in the kitchen. I miss them hanging out in the evenings. I miss Quinn's hugs and even Spencer's attitudes. I don't really miss the mess... I have my limits! Also, it's kind of nice for a half gallon of ice cream to last more than 3 days...
The little boys are especially missing their brothers. Beck asks every day where Quinn is. Zane wants to watch them play video games. Our 6 person kitchen table is feeling too big, but it's pretty funny that the little guys have preserved their brothers' self-assigned seats. LOL
It will be good to get our family back to whole again on Saturday. In the meantime, Bob and I are going to take advantage of the missing kiddos with a date night tomorrow. We're planning on heading down to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the Bruce Munro light exhibit while Zane and Bucky get a little Berber and Pappy time. A date night - with an actual destination - seems like a very fitting way to celebrate and relax before I start my new job next week.*
Here's a picture I made the boys recreate from several years ago when Beck was just a baby. I suppose it's true that absence makes the heart grow fonder because I sure do love these crazy boys. I can't wait to hear about all their adventures this week!
Have a very safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
*If anyone is interested, I'll be working for a company called Craneware. They provide Revenue Cycle Management software to hospitals. I will be a Solution Owner managing a suite of software products. Roughly the same job as I've had for years - but with a more expansive set of products and lots more revenue. I'm getting pretty excited about it!