Last week we traveled with Aaron while he took a class for work in Livonia.(We were gone February 4 – 10). It was a nice winter break for us, giving us a chance to get away from normal life here in Mt. Pleasant. Our trip, of course, had some adventures.
Adventure #1: On our way out of town, we stopped at Fazoli’s. Sitting behind me was a child, probably about six-year-old. At one point Kayla asked Aaron, “is that a boy or a girl?” Looking at the child’s long pony tail, almond-shaped eyes and white shirt, Aaron said “that’s a girl.” Then, as we were leaving, Aaron told Kayla to say bye-bye to the girl. The child responded, “I am a him not a her.” Oops.
Adventure #2: On our drive to Detroit, the roads were a little wet near Lansing. Our windshield quickly became dirty and needed washing. However, due to the cold, the washing fluid was frozen (not quite sure what exactly happened, because we’re pretty sure it was anti-freeze washing fluid). We stopped in Okemos to clean the winshield at a gas station, but we knew that it would quickly become dirty again once we were on the road. While going through the Starbucks drive thru, Aaron had a great idea (why is it that great ideas almost always come in the shower or over coffee? For those of you who don’t drink coffee, you’re really missing out on some great ideas!). We took the van to a car wash, and at the end of the cycle, those jumbo power blowers that produce significant heat melted the ice, allowing the fluid to flow freely again. Yea!
Adventure #3: Monday night we ate at TGI Fridays. As we were packing up to leave, a tall stack of plates at a nearby server station toppled over. Dozens of plates shattered. Some of the broken glass hit Kayla, but she was ok. The servers quickly worked on cleaning it up. As one of the servers carried away a dustpan full of broken plates, the handle broke off her dustpan and the broken glass spilled all over the place again. Poor thing.
Adventure #4: We took the girls to the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi to play.
Adventure #5: Kayla woke around 2:30 a.m. on Wedensday, February 7 and began throwing up. She continued throwing up for 11 hours and threw up a total of 12 times. She also ran a fever and just felt miserable! I administered sips of Pedialyte the next couple days.
Adventure #6: Madeline started throwing up around 1:00 p.m. that same day. She, too, came down with the stomach flu, but not as bad as Kayla.
Adventure #7: Aaron went to the Pistons game with his friend Trevor, who also was in the Detroit area for job training. I happened to find tickets online for them, which was pretty amazing.
Adventure #8: I came down with the stomach flu around 11 p.m. on Thursday. This was exactly what I wanted. I mean, I didn’t want to be sick, but if I were going to get it, I wanted to be sick while the girls were sleeping. It would have been nearly impossible to take care of them while I was throwing up, especially since they were still recovering. And Aaron couldn’t miss his class to help us out. God’s timing was perfect. 🙂
Adventure #9: Aaron came down with the stomach flu Friday night.
Adventure #10: Exhausted, we arrived home Saturday afternoon. Though it was a rough week, we all had good attitudes about it and took things as they came. God gave us the strength we needed.