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Back in the 816

We are back on the road after a great weekend in Kansas City with friend and family. It was really great to see every one. We love getting to spend all our time together, but we both miss or peoples back home.
We were having so much fun getting Arthur Bryant’s and El Maguey, crashing super bowl party’s, and feeling like  loca’s again at Harry’s, that we didn’t take a single picture. Lame, I know.
I hope we can make it back soon, we miss everyone. A special thanks to Josh and Amy for putting us up and to my grandma for letting us use the car.
Next time we will remember pictures, promise.

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Time with Family

We finally made it to Mountain Grove and got to see the family! We had a really great time! We got to see our beautiful new nephew Taten who is absolutely precious.

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And of course his older, more energetic brother Jaron.

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Being out on the road all the time you miss doing everyday “settled” people stuff. Like cooking. So one night we made homemade pizzas, With homemade dough.

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Lucky for me they had a classy apron for me to borrow.

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We played Catch Phrase and this Lego game called Creationary. It’s like Pictionary but instead of drawing, you build with Legos. It was awesome.

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Then, because this is the first time we’ve been back in months, we did Christmas. 🙂 We got a fridge for our truck that we’d been desperately needing…the old one was a glorified lunch box that didn’t keep anything very cold and made our lunch meat slimy. :/ The new one is like the Cadillac of trucker fridges.

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It holds a TON of stuff and, most importantly, keeps all of that stuff super cold! Then, our brother Isaac who’s crazy talented with leather, made us homemade journals. They’re legendary. I love them!
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Jaron enjoyed all the hats.
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The trip went by way too fast and before we knew it we were saying goodbye…but not before seeing how many Smith’s we could fit into our truck.

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We had a great time, and already miss everybody!
Now we’re back on the road and headed down to Florida.

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And then awesome happened

So as you know we’ve been waiting for the last few days (since 11am Thursday morning to be exact) to get a load to Mountain Grove, MO to see Jacob’s family.
Today they sent us up to Edwardsville, KS (a suburb of Kansas City, KS) to get our batteries replaced, but when asked about getting a load home-ward we were told “be patient, don’t push it”. (Jacob just smiled and graciously responded…we’re lucky he was the one that was told this because I may not have been quite as…mature with my response).
Anywho, we got them to let us bobtail (drive the tractor without pulling a trailer) to the “store” and promptly headed for Raytown, MO to get some wonderful coffee from my favorite coffee shop, Benetti’s.
Ben, Michael, and Kiersten were working and greeted us with the warm welcome we had so desperately been missing. My good friend Chloie stopped by to see us and then later the wonderful, and adorably pregnant, Amy stopped in to see us as well. It was the social interaction I had been needing for weeks.
On top of all of that, as we were pulling into the coffee shop, and Jacob was narrowly missing the sign, we got a pre-plan for a load headed to Florida that doesn’t have to be delivered until Friday…which means, since Mountain Grove is on the way, we get to hang out there for a few days and leave in time to get the load delivered on time. Yay!
So now we’ve picked up the load and we’re headed to Mountain Grove to spend some time with his wonderful family. Finally!

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Love

I was thinking the other morning about all the people that I truly love and care for, and how often I them them that. Some people I tell all the time, like my amazing wife. For others, it’s been a really long time. So I went through my phone contacts and sent a text to everybody I loved in it. You can’t tell anyone you love them often enough. There are a lot of people that I don’t see often enough to tell them that I love them. One or the other of us has moved or something. There are a lot of people that I moved away from in this last year that I love a whole lot and don’t get a chance to tell them. I also moved closer to others. Anyway, don’t be afraid to tell people you love them. They like to hear it, probably. It’s also nice to be told that you are loved back. So if you get a random call or message from me telling you that I love you, don’t be surprised.

Love, Jacob

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