Well, yesterday was quite the experience. After spending years where my parents struggled to acknowledge my family, we have moved in a slightly different (but typical) way past that. As a family we had decided to go to the Newport Aquarium, and then to IKEA, and then finally to Jungle Jim's. Yeah.....three big events in one day, sandwiched in between a two or more hour drive to Cincinnati and a two or more hour drive back from Cincinnati. I know what you're thinking....."Dude....are you INSANE?!" Today, I would have to say only slightly insane. We all are feeling today a little like one might feel the day after an all day visit to Kings Island or Cedar Point....dehydrated, tired, sore, and really wanting one more day for the weekend! However, the "show much go on," and I am spending my blog post as a bit of "family therapy" time! This post will read more like a journal entry, with really no great tidbits of wisdom or advice, but I feel I need to record it so some day I can look back and maybe even laugh a bit.