OK. So I'm getting ready for my Texas trip and I'm so excited! I've been really nervous because I've never been away from my own little family before. Like, never since I've been married. I've always had at least one of them with me. But I've been talking to several friends who have done this recently and they all say I'll do just fine. My one regret is that I'll be leaving right before Casey's preschool graduation. I'm very sad to miss that. I just have to remind myself. It's preschool, for peat sake! I mean, really. Rhyan can snap a few pictures for me. My friend Patricia suggested that I write letters to each kid for each day that I'm gone. I like that idea. I would have loved it as a kid, myself. So, there it is.