Sunday, November 12, 2006

This Weekend

First of all, although I know I'm a day late, I'd like to say Happy Veterans Day. And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who read my blog that have served this country. You are the reason this country is what it is, why we have the freedoms we have.

My husband and I had a nice weekend. His mom came Thursday afternoon and picked up the kids. She and his dad were going to the mountains, to Boone, and wanted to take the kids with them. P. and I decided to take the opportunity to ride our bikes up there. So his parents left with the kids Thursday evening. Friday morning we got up and took off on our motorcycles. We got up there by midafternoon on Friday, so we had some time to ride the Blue Ridge parkway. I've driven it before, but it was awesome to have the opportunity to ride the parkway on a motorcycle.
Saturday we got up and left before his parents and the kids. We wanted to give ourselves plenty of time to get home and still have some time to stop along the way and take our time. Thanks to an unexpected delay, it took us longer to get home than planned. It was after 8 p.m. by the time we got home. The ride was wonderful though. It was really warm Saturday, and even after the sun went down it didn't get very cold. We really enjoyed the ride.
Today we went to his parents' house again. P.'s brother's in-laws are visiting for a little over a week, and they came down today. We haven't gotten the opportunity before today to meet them. P. was in the middle of his deployment to Iraq when his brother got married, so we weren't able to make it home for the wedding. His in-laws are from Upstate New York, and we really enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet them and spend some time with them. I just love my newest sister-in-law...she's just as sweet as she can be, so I didn't really expect her parents to be any different. Anyway, we rode up there today as well, and P.'s parents were kind enough to bring the kids home this evening. I'm so glad we're able to let the kids spend time with their grandparents for a while. Whenever his parents or my mom are able to spend a day or a weekend with them I let them take the kids. We're only here for a couple of years, so any time they have is a blessing.
I just have to husband has wanted a Harley as long as I've known him. I'm so thankful that he's had the opportunity to fulfill that dream. I never thought I'd care anything about riding myself. I used to be afraid of motorcycles, but I am so glad that I took the safety course and learned to ride. As thankful as I am that my husband has finally been able to have his dream of having a Harley fulfilled, I'm even more thankful that I'm able to share this dream with him. And I think he really loves that I have learned to love riding as much as he does.