By Air, Land, and Sea (err, lake)

Well, the dust has settled and life has resumed as we know it. We all have just returned from a very long awaited and very needed two week vacation. With Harley in tow, we all drove to Arkansas and dropped Carter off with Boppa and Grammy (Will's parents). He had a blast playing with his cousins, swimming, and becoming addicted to chocolate milk. Meanwhile, Will and I departed for 4 days to Las Vegas to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

Thanks to Aunt Betsy, Will's youngest sister, who lives there, we had the most wonderful time. She graciously offered us her car and her home to make our trip very convenient.

The highlights from our trip included getting all dressed up to see the Phantom of the Opera, eating fancy gourmet food, rocking out to the awesome Beatles show "Love" – Cirque De Solei, and for me, melting away with my relaxing spa day.

Though we had a great time, we definitely missed our sweet boy. I couldn't fight back the tears as the airport escalator revealed his precious smile when he saw us standing at the top. That kind of reunion was truly priceless. After tons of tears, hugs, and kisses, we all drove back to Grammy and Boppa's house in Jonesboro.

We packed all over again and all headed to Mountain Home, Arkansas to enjoy our family's little blessing – the lakehouse. We spent a whole week with all of the family swimming, playing, laughing and enjoying the beauty of God's creation. Carter got to ride in a boat and a jet ski for the first time. He didn't like it as much as he thought he would. Harley got to swim and was in absolute heaven. Will got to enjoy endless hours of Guitar Hero on the Wii, and I just enjoyed relaxing.

Though fun was had by all, we were all glad to be home. We want to especially thank Aunt Bets for all of her advice and hospitality, The Guerry family for mid-trip housing both there and back, and most of all Boppa and Grammy for caring for our precious son and dog for four days (and nights)so that we could enjoy some special time together. You all made our summer!