The girls spent the night with my parents. We went "into town" and poked around for a little bit. Then we went back home and played on the Wii. It was the first time I'd played in a long time. I'm very glad that we didn't sell it. We had a good time, especially since I won 6 games, and Edwin won 4. Yep, I did alright.
This morning, we woke up to a house without children. It was too bright in our bedroom for me to go back to sleep (I bought a sleep mask today; that won't happen again!), so I made pancakes. I put a few blueberries in Edwin's. It made him happy. It makes me happy that I remembered how to make them, even with Bisquick.
It's hard getting back into a normal routine. I haven't had to cook on a daily basis, and I haven't had to do dishes, either. The house is a lot more to clean than the little quad, but there's also a lot more places to put things away. We have television again, though mostly just PBS since we don't have cable. It's amazing how much a little television helps DeLaynie with her language. She's talking much more now that she's able to get a Sesame Street fix again.
We've been thinking a lot about our friends back in Richmond. They're almost done with training now. Some very close friends will be flying into Asia at the end of next week. Others will be delayed a month or more before they get to the field. They are all on our hearts and in our prayers. (We love you!) Join us in lifting these missionaries-in-training up to our Father as they become missionaries on the field.