Saturday, June 14, 2008

Be it ever so humble...

... there's no place like home!

We arrived home last night!

Over the last three weeks, we have traveled through 11 different states and over 5,000 miles. We had a WONDERFUL time!!

It was definitely a trip to remember! It was such a blessing to be able to attend the Ordination and First Masses of my hubby's youngest brother, visit lots of family and friends, and even meet some new friends as well!

We got to see so much of the country: Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, and although I may be a bit bias, there really is no place like home! It is so beautiful here, and we really do have great weather! (Tornado warnings and watches scare me... As well as shingles flying off the roofs of hotels! And 116 degrees is really just too HOT! Eeek!) If only the Latin Mass was available here, it would be perfect!

Thank you all for your prayers for our health (We have all fully recovered from the flu, Deo Grátias!) and safe travels (I was very happy not to witness an actual tornado!). I also appreciate so many of you writing to let us know that we were missed! I missed you all too! I pre-scheduled a few posts before we left on May 24th, and then tried to get online the first week or so of our trip, but my internet access was very limited, and so I haven't been back online for awhile. I have many emails to respond to, and will try to respond to any questions soon! Some of you have been very busy... I have 649 unread blog posts in my Google Reader -- a clear indication that I am trying to read too many blogs! It may take me a little while to get to them all! :)

Today I will be busy unpacking, doing laundry, sorting mail, grocery shopping, and enjoying our beautiful weather! But, hopefully, I will be able to catch up with you all soon, and share a bit about our trip! Despite the flu, I still ended up taking over 1,000 pictures! Aye-yi-yi!! I promise I won't post them all! ;)

OH! It's so good to be home! See you all soon! God Bless!


  1. Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have missed you so very much!
    I have not been commenting as much though, knowing you were gone. I am glad you all went and have those wonderful memories to cherish forever!!!

    God Bless!

  2. Yes, welcome back!!!!! You were missed terribly, but if I find out you came anywhere near the DFW area on your way through Texas and you didn't stop to see me...we will have some words lady!

    Glad you are back and a recommendation on that Google Reader... click "Mark All As Read" and don't look back!

  3. Welcome back! Your presence was definitely missed!

    And what a great driveway to your house -- I'd love having a "little house in the big woods" to come home to, too! :)

    Looking forward to seeing more of you around again!

  4. So glad you are home, I missed you!! Especially at Bunco!
    So glad that you are all better. I can't wait for the photos!

  5. I am so glad you are home and safe!
    Thank God you all got over the flu!

    I am with Matilda, if you came through this area I will be so sorry to have missed meeting you!

    I missed hearing about your wonderful family and look forward to seeing those pics!

  6. You guys are all too sweet!!!!

    Matilda and Michele, you can be sure that if I was ANYWHERE near your area, you would have heard from me! :) In fact, you were in my thoughts as we crossed over the little corner of Texas that we were in on our way to Arizona!

    Oh, and thanks for the tip Matilda! I was able to click the button on a few categories, but just couldn't bring myself to do it on my "favorites" category! :)

    Now, if I could just figure out where to start with sharing about our trip... :)

  7. aye-yi-yi huh? me thinks you spent too much time in nagadoches.
    alamogordo does not count as NM. i mean it does but there is beauty to NM that isnt there....especially the sunsets.
    i agree though, it is much prettier here!
    glad youre back!

  8. So glad to have you back. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

  9. Wow, what a trip! How wonderful to have that experience! I loved reading that post. Welcome home :).


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