Thursday, June 9, 2011


We got back late this afternoon from a few days in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I had a conference to attend at OSU for work, and Eric was able to take off most of the week from work so that he and Eli could come with me. Work trips are much more enjoyable when I have Eric and Eli with me!!!

We'd never been to Stillwater before, and it's a pretty cute little college town (home of OSU). The drive was hard, though- five hours is a bit too long for a three year-old, and for a thirty year-old, too. :) But Eli was such a trooper, and I think he had a blast just goofing off with Eric during the day while I was in meetings. The hotel we stayed in was really nice- Eli had his own room (it was a two-bedroom suite) with his own tv and his own bathroom. :) And the hotel had a saltwater pool that he had all to himself, since practically every person staying there was in Stillwater on business. And you don't see too many businessmen doing cannonballs into pools. :) We also got to see Eric's dad and step-mom and sister on our way up, so that was a nice treat, too.

All in all, it was a good week. I learned a lot, and we had some really good family time, too. I'm thankful for a job that I enjoy and for Eric and Eli coming with me to make a work trip a family trip too.