|Paw Paw, Andy, Alec and Austin|
Just home from Shipshewana Indiana. AKA, Amish country. The simple life.
I was surprised to hear mom and dad wanted to go away for the holiday weekend with us. Our little Harless unit are the type of families they make sitcoms out of. Individually our personalities are so extreme and blended together we are a something you can stand back and watch with popcorn, no problem. I don't know that mom and dad thought that decision all the way through. They would soon be hijacked to not only staying the weekend with us driving together but also sleeping in the same hotel room. (Their request)!
|Austin and I..No matter what I love that boy!|
We arrived right before a pretty intense storm. We roll into The Farmstead Hotel and check in at our room. We were running late so we quickly left to go get dinner and go shopping. The clouds coming in looked pretty fierce. Most of the shopping was going to have to wait until Monday because everything closed about 5pm.
We put our name in at the Bluegate Restaurant, home of the famous peanut butter spread. Peanut butter, marshmallow cream, Karo syrup and just a perfect spread of Yum!
By the time we got outside the storm had relaxed a bit but the lightning was in hysterics. It looked to be about all the light the town had left. The Hotel was without power and it seemed there were people in more trouble than we were as we listened to the fire trucks continuously pass.
Without power meant a few things, No phone charger, No air, no lighting,and a big one, NO SNORING machine for dad!! Or better yet for us!! This could actually be a really long night.
|The Breathing Machine..Snore preventative!!|
|Dad and Mom|
|The Harless Family|
|Yup..Thats POO..When running watch where your going!!|
As the weekend came to a close I left there with a couple thoughts about myself.
There are a few things I am going to work harder on, being more gentle with my boys. I answer to fast and to abrupt. I want to try and be more patient with them. I know that I need to be slow to respond.
"Ye know this , my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:" James 1:19
First two miles alone last 5 ran with Andy~
Ran alone. Went out early before everyone woke. Beautiful crisp morning.Anita