Saturday we came home. They plane ride home seemed longer, but maybe that was because Kristen and I didn't get to sit next to each other, and because of the whole time travel/time zone thing.
Before we got to the airport we of course stopped at a very touristy place ...Dunkin Donuts. I've always heard about them, and so we tried them for ourselves. Pretty tasty. Then we went to the Marines Memorial, aka the Iwo Jima Memorial.
This was the last memorial we found before heading for the airport. We gave back our rental car, and boarded the bus for the terminal (which was a bus ride away, a little different for us, but okay). I hope this won't sound like I don't love my kids, because I do, very, very much. I hadn't though had time to feel sad and miss them until waiting to board our plane, when I talked to Nathan and James, and James said he loved me. Then the waterworks started and I was ready to go home to my family. This was a good trip to take a break from life, and be able to go back and take it on again. Thank you Kristen for going!! She was so much fun!
I also realized while out in DC that I am living the dream. I know that lots of people say that, or you might think I'm just saying that and not being real, but after talking with singles in DC, and realizing that I am going home to a husband who works hard and provides really well for his family, two little boys who are as cute as buttons and are growing up well, we are all healthy, we have a nice home, I am able to stay at home with the boys, I have a position as a nurse but only have to work in the fall to give flu shots that allows me flexibility to stay at home with my babies, and I even have the dog with the fence (thought the fence is brown and not white, but it is see through like a picket fence). Anyway, point is, life is good and I don't want to take it for granted, so I will try not to each and everyday.