We made it to Albuquerque and Matt went to meetings for three full days. The kids and I swam, did our school clothes shopping, and played tourist. I must boast in saying that Emmitt had a 2 hour nap everyday we were there. The girls were great to be quiet and watch a movie while I pulled the curtains and turned off all the lights in the hotel room and read a book in the dark. My kids were such great kids.
This is the San Felipe de Neri church. The original was founded in 1707 but collapsed in 1792. This church was then built in 1793 with 5 foot wide adobe walls. It is pretty amazing and it is still in use. The Union army leased the rectory of the church for a few years after the civil war and in 1881 a two story convent was built on the west side and was occupied until the late 1970s. It is now a gift shop and my girls were in awe at all the pictures of Jesus, crosses, necklaces, and tokens for sale. At one time there was also a school for boys on the north side near the courtyard.
On our way back home from Albuquerque we stopped at 4 Corners. It was a quick stop, but worth the $9 it cost to get in! Emmitt has been in more states in his one year of life than I had been until I was in college. Crazy!
We had a fabulous trip and Matt said he learned so much in his embryo transfer class. It was nice to get away, but it was so much nicer to come home and find everything well here. I am quite a homebody. I was worried about my garden and yard. We got some nice rain and the corn is fine and even bigger, and the lawn looks good too.