We head up to Montana bright and early tomorrow morning! I'm very excited for this vacation...yes, even including the 24-hour drive. I'm getting to the point where it's probably safe to fly...but might not be the best mode of transportation. We're also bringing up the drum set that my husband so generously dismantled to make room for the nursery, and we'll bring home a glider that my mother-in-law picked up for us (assuming that I like the design). It will take us two days to get there, and two days to get back--which means that we'll be spending the night in Colorado each way. And yes, my husband has already agreed to stop as much as I need to in order to let me pee and walk around.
This isn't quite the exotic pre-baby-vacation that I may have envisioned at one point, but it totally works for us. I adore my husband's family...at least 98% of the time. They have definitely made me feel like an important part of the family. I admit that I'm a little bit worried that it's going to be a go-go-go sort of week with all of the "Centennial Reunion" activities planned for the little town of 500. Additionally, it's charming that they all know each other...but it's a little weird to be an "outsider" (especially when my mother in law is quite "involved" in the community). I'm also a bit concerned about the type of comments that might be made about our pregnancy (the general theme from the parents at Orientation was that I look too small, so I wonder if I'll hear similar things while we're there). So yes...a few little worries and concerns here and there, but ultimately, I'm very excited to get away.
Today's blessing was a promotion and a raise at work! I couldn't ask for a better way to finish my last day of work before heading out for the weekend. God is good!