My son is a federal employee and is, therefore, one of the many affected by the shutdown. So, while he had a day (or two or MORE), we decided to take a quick run down to Fredericksburg. We figured it was close enough that if things moved quickly, we could make it home the same day. But that didn't happen so we stayed over a night. Wished I'd planned on another but my niece is having surgery in the morning (prayers would be appreciated) and I volunteered to keep the rugrats so their dad and grandma could be at the hospital. The oldest one thinks in terms of my DH's surgeries and is somewhat fearful his mom will meet the same fate. So I'll also try to keep them occupied and their minds off their mom for a bit.
Meantime, thought I'd share a couple of my poor quality cell phone photos (my danged camera battery was DEAD when I tried to take the first photo--can you say AGGRAVATING?!!). Just try to imagine what they could have been like with my camera..ARGH!!
My Big & Boisterous Family! - [image: 20170721_202548] Everything is put a bit of delay as I take time to enjoy this big wonderful family of mine. We ended up short only ONE sibling as ...
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