We took my parents to the airport this morning. It was extremely hard to say goodbye. I thought it'd honestly be easier than it was. The boys did not take it well, and watching them sobbing just made it that much harder for Chad and I. We both were crying anyways, but to see our babies crying just adds to it.
It was a really great visit though. We started off by going to Edelweiss in Garmisch. We visited Schloss Linderof, then the next day we were off to Eagle's Nest in Berchesgarten, Germany. We came home then on Friday we headed to The Netherland's. It was wonderful up there. We went to Keukenhof, which we all loved. We also went to the Noth Sea, which was about 20 minutes from our hotel. We did a little walking around Haarlem where we stayed and it was really beautiful. I was hoping to go to Corrie TenBoom's home, but we just didn't have time. Chad and I want to go back up there. It's a 6 hr drive, but I think that next time we go we can do it in about that amount of time. We did quite a few stops on the way there and on the way home with 6 people.
We had planned on going to Rothenburg odt, but we decided instead to rest. The boys definately needed it and enjoyed the day riding bikes...which btw..Jackson can now officially do! He inherited Jacob's 1st bike and just couldn't get the whole thing about going forward and when he'd try he'd go backwards and of course that's a break...well he has it now and we can't keep the kid off his bike! :)
Tuesday we headed to Triberg, Germany which is in the heart of the Black Forest. It was absolutely beautiful! There is a waterfall there that we walked up and looked at. No description of mine could ever do it justice! The water that was flowing down it was amazing, it was so strong. It's the tallest waterfall in Germany! The city of Triberg is absolutely beautiful. My parents bought a really beautiful coocoo clock and Chad and I found one we really like and plan to go back after the baby is born and get it! We'll look at Grandfather Clocks while we're there too and start putting money back for that.
Jacob's t-ball game got moved from Friday to Wednesday since this is a 4 day weekend. So instead of going to Poland on Wed., my mom and I pushed it back to Friday (yesterday). Jacob had an AWESOME game and told me that he played EXTRA HARD because Mamaw and Papaw were there watching and cheering for him!! It was Jacob's last game. Jack has his last game next Thursday which yours truly will be coaching since our Head coach (Chad) will be home recovering from surgery and probably pretty drugged up, that's my guess! ;) But Jack's game was a blast as well, which was Thursday. Thursday afternoon we took my parents to our 2 local castles. Oh and Wednesday we went downtown so they could get some gifts for friends and family.
Friday my Mom and I got up at 4 am and we left at 5 am and headed to Poland. We got almost there, like literally 1 mile from the town we do our shopping at there was a fatal accident. Thankfully the friends who were following us, the husband asked a truck driver for another way into town and he gave us directions for a back road. We got into town about 11 and started shopping immediately. We left town at about 3:30 and got home in 4 hours!
We sat outside for a good hour, while the boys played. We went upstairs and showed everyone our finds! We got tons and tons of pottery.
We got up this morning at 6 and were on the road by 7 am and got to the airport at 9. We said goodbye for the last time about 10 am.
I'll work on my pictures over the next few days. It's really, really nice here and we plan to spend most of our days outside and at the pool which is open. I'll do it when I have spare moments.
Jacob and I will be picking up back on school, but from here until the baby is born it will be one subject a day. I think we're all just needing a break and we plan on doing some local things so we can do learning that way as well.
Ok time to make dinner.