Mom/BeBe has been down several times to visit, but she has been looking forward to having us up there. It worked out for us to go Sunday-Wednesday of this week. At first, it was just going to be me and Tyndall, but Matt was able to switch with someone at work so he could go with us. AND Valerie joined us for a bit which made it even more special.
We got up there late Sunday night and just settled in. Mom had just gotten a pack-n-play that she setup in the other downstairs bedroom for us. Tyndall did well sleeping during the night, but Matt and I are not used to sharing a smaller-than-double-sized bed. We slept in different beds the other nights. :)
|Getting bundled up to face the cold...|
|Cute bundled baby|
|Tyndall not interested in the horse... who looks like the feeling was mutual.|
|Staying warm with his hot daddy|
|The goats... Stella, Dot, and Sebastian|
|Inside working on the nativity set... about to conquer the pantry.|
|Cute Farmer BeBe :)|
|Matt, Amanda, and Tyndall|
|Special time with Aunt Valerie|
Valerie left mid-morning to head back to Columbia, and Mom went out to babysit for a few hours. Matt and I watched a couple movies while we watched a little bit of snow fall outside and while I was working on Mary Kay stuff. I stayed in my pajamas alll day, and it was great!! We had my Mom's BBQ beef for dinner and then just watched tv in the evening. We also got the first ultrasound pic of Baby G which was so exciting and got to watch as Val & Zeb shared the news with family & friends through texts then Facebook. I was a nice evening. Matt and I switched nighttime roles, so he got to sleep upstairs while I was up with T who must have thought it was daytime. :)
By Wednesday morning, we were ready to get home and back to normalcy. We got ready then packed up. Mom had to be at work at 10:30am (she is a caretaker for a sweet elderly lady), but we went over there to introduce Mrs. Mary to the baby and so Mom could have a bit longer with Ty. Mrs. Mary LOVED being able to hold and love on a little baby. I'm so glad we were able to meet her and let her love on Tyndall. And I like being able to picture where my Mom works too. :) After visiting there, we got on the road.
We were going to try and see family in Spartanburg, but we weren't organized enough to pull it off. So we decided to stop in Columbia and visit the Bethany office. We got to meet the office manager and put a face to the name and voice we've had so much interaction with over the past 2.5 years. And it was so great to be able to see Mrs. Bert who is the social worker for Tyndall's birth mother. We got a little update on how she is doing which was great. It was a short visit but definitely worth it.
Overall, it was a pretty laid-back trip but wonderful! It was very cold, but we were able to hunker down in the house most of the time. I did learn that I need to pack more baby clothes and burp cloths next time. I thought I had plenty, but learned my lesson. :) I also wish I had taken more pictures, but my family would probably disagree. Afterall, who needs pictures when you have a blog to remember every.single.detail., right?! ;)
P.S. If you actually read this whole thing, you deserve some sort of prize. This is definitely one of those posts more for the memory than the newsworthiness. :)