We got home from a week and a half long vacation to Phoenix early Thursday morning after driving for 14 hours with our three boys.
We had a wonderful time visiting Mr. Gardner's mom and stepdad. We enjoyed spending time with our family, watching our boys play and cuddle with their grandparents. We did some serious shopping (I got to go to IKEA and Trader Joe's for the first time). We soaked up the beautiful sunshine and 80 degree days. Good thing, too...since it's been raining and in the 50's since we got back to Idaho.
I don't think there's anything like being gone from your home for a while to make you enjoy it more. Absence makes my heart grow fonder of my home. Even though it's messy and everything is only half unpacked, it's still home.
Jane Austen said it well: "There's nothing like staying (or, in our case, coming back) home for real comfort."