Saturday, July 7, 2007

How we came to see Luxembourg

For the past 6 months or so Rob has been on-again off-again on the night shift. It wouldn't be so bad, but the poor guy just gets his body adjusted and BAM! he's got to flip flop it around and be on a completely different shift. Anyway, when he is on nights he has to keep his schedule up through the weekends which means sleep all day and stays up watching Science-Fiction all night.(I used the phrase "ruined weekends" referring to the ones he spends on nights, but Rob has reminded me that at least he is HERE on nights and not deployed. He is RIGHT of course, so I can no longer call them ruined)
Anyway, this month has been particularly hard to have him on this odd schedule because the kids are off school. So we try to find things to do to keep us out of the house so he can sleep or places to go on the weekend so he can sleep.
On just one such "Rob sleeping all day" weekend we were invited to my dear friend Ellen's house, who lives about an hour away from me. There was a walking tour through the part of Luxembourg known as "Little Switzerland" - which is only a 15 minute drive from her house.
We were happy to have something so fun to take us out of the house for the day. We always love spending time with Ellen and her family. Ellen also had 2 extra kids to watch whose parents were away at a youth retreat with Ellen's oldest daughter, Jadi. The kids she was watching were kids that we knew from our time at Whiteman, so it was fun getting to see them again and hanging out with them after a couple of years!
The hike was about 3 hours or so, and we saw some beautiful sites. It was a great day, and we didn't get home until late Saturday night so Rob got plenty of sleep.

We've got 3 more "Rob has to sleep all day" weekends to fill up this month - We are currently accepting all invitations. *wink*
Since it is easier to keep the kids on a schedule and quiet when they are in school we will probably just start school next week so Rob can sleep. Pictures of that soon (Micah starts KINDERGARTEN!)
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