1. I successfully drove from Vermont to Maryland and back again with a tiny infant in near record time! There was very little traffic and Emily and I stopped every couple of hours to have a snack and some leg stretching time outside of her car seat.
|The Delaware Memorial Bridge|
2. I discovered Target. It is a darned good thing that we don't have one of those stores anywhere near me, because I would spend all our money there.
3. Emily met all her great grandparents and her great great grandmother! All the visiting was amazing and I have several photos that I know I will cherish forever, and I am sure Emily will, too. They will definitely be something to pass down.
|Emily and her Great-Great Grandmother|
4. I got to see the sunset over the Chesapeake.
|Amazing... this is the view from my grandmother's field.|
5. Had an amazing home cooked meal that my mother prepared for our entire family on Thanksgiving... complete with pretzel salad for desert (and pumpkin pie of course).
|Mmmm.... and yes I am weird and partition my food so it doesn't touch|
6. Spent an evening catching up with old friends that I haven't see in ages at a couple of local hangouts. It was much needed and fun adult time! I even had the chance to indulge in an adult drink or two, too.
|The "three Amigas" as we've called ourselves since high school.|
7. Discovered that Emily does indeed have a schedule over the week I spent with her. She loves to take a quick nap after being awake for two hours. Its like clockwork. Every two hours she conks out.
8. Went to one of the most bizarre art galleries/antique store ever. It was full of welded metal artwork that was as creative as it was crazy.
|There were two of those large Shrek sculptures there, actually...|
9. I got my hair cut! Its nothing special, but I at least had everything trimmed up and leveled off to just below my shoulder. Boy, was my hair getting out of control...
And here is a photo of an amazing sunrise that I was able to see on my way back North. Without fail every single morning I leave there is always a beautiful sunrise... as if Maryland is telling me not to leave.
|It looks surprisingly like the sunset, doesn't it?|