Newport Bound

I think we might have a plan now, I’m not sure if it is plan G or plan J but it is far from plan A or plan C.  We packed quickly this morning.  Less planning is needed when your only going two hours drive away, but still there were a few things we could not afford to forget.  Attending church at our own church was amazing as always.  Getting to see Aunt Bonnie and Great Grandma Brown was a special treat as well as trying out a new Sunday school class since  our old newlywed and young couple class that we attended for 14 years has morphed into a much different class in the last year and a half.  We attened a new class with our old classmates that is currently on a parenting series.  I hope we will be able to attend enough to follow the current study.  We sat in our “normal” (if you can call it that anymore) spot in hopes that we would get to sit by Dr. Dan and Robyn so I was super excited when Roby came up from behind us and slid into the chair next to me!!! Yay!  It was so good to see them (our Sunday school teachers since the day after we got engaged in 2001, they came up to us at church and said, “We are starting a young married’s class.  We would love to have you join us.” We have hundreds of fond memories made together.)  A few hugs, and minutes to catch up is all we had before service started.  We had time to make temporary dinner plans for next week I can’t wait to catch up for real.  After church we rushed off to our lunch date with Grandma and Grandpa Owens and Red Robin.  Their current coloring pages are the United States we counted up that we have visited 22 states so far on our “trip”

 looks like at the end of this assignment we need to head south then East as we have not yet seen most of the south east states.  After lunch Caleb headed out with Grandpa to get a card for a party they were headed to.  A little one on one time while Grandma works the off to camp in the morning.

 I love that he has so many strong godly and manly mentors in his life.  In the last week alone he has had the oportunity to work beside my dad one on one and now quality time with Chad’s dad.  I couldn’t have dreamed that we would be so blessed, I hope there is a day when Caleb recognizes just how blessed he is.

The rest of us buckled in and headed west.

 She is just so darn cute.  We made it to Newport, checked into our hotel and then headed out to drive around.  Plan G like we talked about earlier is us borrowing a trailer from Chuck and Donna (Chad’s parents) and finding a campground that allows long term campers with a monthly rate.  We will still need a lot of things to fall into place but right now that is where we are at.

 It is so beautiful here!  We can’t wait to get settled. Now for a little sleep, ready or not we start tomorrow. 😬

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