We decided to take our first road trip since Blake has come home a couple of weeks ago. We packed EVERYTHING up and headed to see Grandpa and Grandma Burdorf and Adam and Jill and the girls in Sioux City.
The time spent with family was great! We don't see each other often enough and we always have fun when we're together. I think that is especially true of Jenna, Brody and Addy. They just have a blast!
Saturday night we got to go to our friends, Jared and Jill's house, for supper. They had identical twin boys (now 9 months) in November. I'm completely fascinated with twins and it was so fun to watch them crawl around and interact. We miss the Bodammers a lot so it was great to spend a couple of hours with them.
The whole "process" of actually packing and traveling and doing dialysis not at home, well, I'll be blunt...it sucked!! I'm used to packing for three and with the twins I now pack for five. Remember what it's like to pack for a baby? Ok, now take that times two. And now add on a crap-ton of medical supplies. Yeah...not fun. I was a nervous freaking wreck that I was going to forget something for Blake. The trouble with his stuff is that it's not usually things you can just get anywhere. The other problem is that our van is full, REALLY, REALLY full. Busting at the seams.
It was a couple of long nights with the dialysis and I can definitely say that although we enjoyed the trip, I think the number of trips between now and the time Blake has his transplant will be few and far between.
Here are some family pics:
Addy, Jenna, Brody
All the grandkids - together for the first time!