10:30 AM: All is well here. Randall's been having a great time in New Mexico, and he's now on a retreat with no phone access, so I won't hear from him again until Saturday. I decided I would take this opportunity to head up to Virginia with the girls to see my mom. It's hard for us to travel on weekends during the school year, because we don't want Elisabeth to miss school, so we can't leave until Friday afternoon, but Randall has to be ready on Sunday morning to preach. With Randall out of town, we have a little more flexibility on Sunday morning. I'm taking most of the day off today to relax and get ready, and we'll head up as soon as school is out. It's about a 4 hour drive. I'm really looking forward to it!