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More than 24 hours without my Gabby Fix

I was required to go to San Antonio from a Wednesday night until mid-Saturday.  I honestly didn't think I could survive that long without Gabby. I worried more about leaving Gabby and how she would behave for my mom and Michael than I did about the fact that I was presenting at the conference I was attending.  I am proud to report that Gabby, Michael, Grandma, and I all survived!

I actually learned a lot and my friend Kelli, who I rode with, helped me really have a good time while I was away. She was sweet and patient with my constant conversation about Gabby.  We had fun going to this really cool restaurant that had 2100 vintage plates all over the walls with her grandpa.  We also went to the movies at this really cool place where you could have a drink, gelato, or even sushi while you waited for your movie to start.  It was nice to be me and not mommy me for  a few days and it was nice to come home.  I will not say absence makes the heart grow fonder because I despise that term, but being away helped me appreciate my sweet little family a smidgen more than I usually do (which I didn't think was possible). 

Gabby apparently was well behaved while I was gone (which I believe is because she was probably spoiled rotten by every person she came in contact with).  I am very grateful that everything went smoothly, otherwise poor Gabrielle would be stuck by my side a least until she was 20 without a break!  I am so appreciate to everyone who pitched in to help my trip be successful, it was a lot of planning, worrying and work for everyone involved.

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