this year we decided to make a trip to our beloved lynchburg and enjoy thanksgiving with adam’s aunt and uncle and the rest of his family (minus sarah). back in our college days we just made the trip all at once, but now that we have 2 boys, (and 2 aging bodies) we decided to break it up a bit. we stopped at mel’s on the way down and ron’s on the way back. the way down was ROUGH. it is normally only about a 5 hour drive, but we thought it would be fun to get a really good look at the tappanzee…so we stayed there for about an hour. then we thought, hey, let’s go towards albany! i mean, i know there are only exits every 700 miles, but no big deal, right?? and we really didn’t NEED to get to mel’s right away even though it was nearing 8 and we hadn’t eaten supper yet!! ok. a little sarcasm there, but we finally got to mel’s at 8…just in time for charlie brown’s thanksgiving! the boys were thrilled. it was so warm and welcoming with candles and the smell of a dynamite shepherds pie!! it was a quick visit to say the least, since she left for work before we got up in the morning!! anyways…we left the next morning and made the 8 hour trip to virginia. it was very smooth and the boys did great!! we got there and were escorted into the huge, beautiful home of the gordons. we stayed there from wednesday until sunday. it went by way too fast!! we all had such a great time together!! if me and adam could have a second home, it would be in lynchburg…we really love it there. anyways…i loved watching aj, jeremiah, riley and lilly playing so great together, and there was LOTS of laughter…can’t say enough about it. we got up sunday morning (my birthday) and aunt jackie had made cinnamon rolls and even had a candle in one for me. she is so sweet 🙂 and we went to thomas road for church – loved it – then left for pennsylvania to see ronnie and bobbi. we stopped at panera on the way…yummmmy. we did get stuck in some traffic on the way, but got there late sunday. bobbi had made me an awesome cake, and they had amaaaazing balloons 🙂 and a couple presents. it was really great. well…that night ry got up throwing up and so did i. grr…it was a ROUGH night, and an even rougher day the next day! we decided to stay an extra night so i could recover. i was much better by tuesday and we made the trip home. well, i just kind of went on and on and i didn’t do anything justice by what i said, because it was the best to see so much of our family in one week…we miss them all so much! here are a few pics of our amazing week!!