There were gray skies up and down the East Coast so we needed a sure thing for Plan B. She went to the counter at the airport while I got online and hubs got on the phone. Eventually we decided to fly her to DC and have her ride Amtrak up that evening with her sister. I got her a train ticket and sister explained how to take the metro from the airport to her office. They were able to meet up for lunch and daughter2 got to meet some of her sister's co-workers which was nice. Afterwards she planted herself in a nearby cafe to wait. She was supposed to be home with her momma. Boo.
They got in around 7 so hubs picked them up when he left work and we met up at the diner in town for a late dinner. When my girls are home for a quick weekend I start to feel like I'm in an episode of Back to the Future. The clock takes on a life of its own.
We had tickets to see Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on Saturday. They put on a great show and it is so much fun to see East Tennessee infiltrate the Giants/Jets stadium for a night. We tailgated with friends before the show and spent the rest of the night discussing the awesomeness of Tim McGraw's white jeans and of course, singing along with Kenny. Kenny got his start playing for tips at a Mexican restaurant on the river near our collegetown way back when. His music most definitely carries us back to a place in time.
Plus these cuties were in front of me for the whole show which made me supremely happy.
We got home super late so we slept in Sunday morning and then suggested to hubs we attempt a Christmas card photo before heading to the airport. He took some convincing but he eventually came around. I reminded him that the next time the four of us will all be in the same place at the same time will likely be Thanksgiving. I also reminded him that it's normally cold and windy at Thanksgiving and cold and windy means bad hair or an indoor photo. He is not a fan of bad hair so I'm pretty sure those are the words that changed his mind.
We tried to get the pup in the picture but she got a little too excited as we were making preparations and wore herself out. It was hot and humid which didn't help. She loves having girls in the house.
Daughter2 attempted to give me a piano lesson while she was home. Taking a piano lesson is on my 101 in 1001 list. I think I'm a little bit hopeless but I'm going to try. She kindly reminded me of the way she sounded when she first started playing, but honestly I remember thinking she was cute. I did not sound 'cute'. I think I need pre-lessons before I attempt an actual lesson. Maybe daughter2 should move home and teach me.
Someone posted this quote on Twitter the other day-
"The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb it's routine"
~William H. Danforth
My mind feels sluggish these days and my piano playing is most definitely disturbing so maybe this will all come together? We'll see.
Nobody was ready to leave for the airport at the way too early hour of 12:30. So ridiculous. Of course they weren't ready...they just got here. Sigh. Like time, trains and planes wait for no man or adorable 20-something daughters, so ready or not we made our way to the airport.
Girls bring so much life and energy into the house.
The air is different when they leave.