I just returned home after attending the Exponential Conference in Orlando. I took along Max and Mary (5 and 4 years old) and dropped them off with my mom to hang for a couple of days. It was so much fun to road trip with my two oldest kids! My love for them can be summed up in the fact that we went to McDonald’s twice on our drive back from Florida. I’m paying for that today, but we had a blast. Dara stayed back with Jack and Ben (2 years and 3 months old).

As we drove by Uptown Charlotte last night on I-77 my heart got all warm and I realized that I was home. I am falling more and more in love with this town. I love everything about Charlotte. The area, the people, the vibe, the climate, etc. I love Charlotte.

Pulling into my driveway and seeing Dara and the younger boys waiting for us was amazing. Ben instantly fell asleep in my arms and Jack cuddled me on the lazy boy for thirty minutes as we watched Danny Gokey and Kris Allen throw down on American Idol 🙂

I love being home.