Where to start, I guess at the beginning, hehe. The Friday before Christmas got up early and finished packing, fed the horses and jumped in the truck with my husband and headed for Missouri. Of coarse on Thursday I drove Sally crazy with instructions and phone numbers and what to do if this happens and who to call if that happens and where everything was, and who would come and help if she needed it. Thought she was going to choke me before it was over! I just knew how much work taking care of the horses would be.
We headed up the highway, and after about an hour and a half, Marlin was ready for me to take over so he could take a nap. See, I let him go hunting Friday morning before we left so he was out in the woods at 5 AM. Gave me time to get everything ready to go. We made it to Festus in good time, beating the school bus to their house. Kaleb had been asking all week if we would be there before he got home from school. Of coarse mom and dad told him when he got off the bus that we might not make it, just as he walked through the door. He was surprised!
After everyone settled down, we opened Christmas presents. I wanted to enjoy watching them enjoy their presents while we were there. Kobe was more interested in the packaging than the presents but thats what you do when your one. Kaleb loved his Mario Cart Wii game. Justin and Sara were very surprised with their presents too.
Then gave my dad a call and we went to Petite Paree. Marlin's first time. It's a really nice resturant in Festus that the family has been going to forever. The watresses know what we're going to order when we get there. Fille Mignon, medium and twice backed, house salad. The best steak around. And the ambiance is wonderful. Was nice visiting with dad, told lots of stories, caught up with all the happenings.
The next morning got to go watch Kaleb play basket ball at the YMCA. He is in a leaque there. It was very entertaining to watch kindergarten kids play this game. Anyway, got some good pictures and videos and Kaleb scored the most points, not that they keep score cause they don't. And Kaleb gets made if you clap for the other team, even though everyone dose. This is a picture of Kaleb going down court, looks better in the picture, haha.
I also got to give Sally her present for taking such good care of the horses while we were gone. It is so nice to have someone you know will do a good job. You don't worry quite as much while your gone! Of coarse Chester had other thoughts about this present and the others were quite entertained by it!!