Most of you know by now that I took a very spur of the moment trip out East a few weeks ago. But, I wanted to share more about my trip... and how it came to be.
My good friend EJ moved to Vermont back in the summer of '09 (or was it '08)????, anyway, it's been a while. I've wanted to go visit her for about that long as well, but the price of a plane ticket just didn't fit into my budget. And, I felt guilty taking a trip without my family, or at least my husband. So, I kept talking about it, but never went. Since EJ has moved she has had two babies (to go along with her other two boys). Each time she has a baby my desire to get out there and see her is even greater. When EJ had her first son I spent a LOT of time with him (and her), and then I had Landon 18 months later. When EJ had her second son I had a baby (Bailey) 13 days later. Our kids were close. We were close. We had gone through a lot together. When EJ had her third son I couldn't be any closer than a phone call. It sucked. And then, only 18ish months later she had her fourth son (yup, four boys... bless her heart) and I still couldn't be there. It sucked again. EJ has been home two times since moving east, but it's never for long enough.