From Indianapolis we drove to Raleigh which was ten hours. We had originally planned to drive straight to the Beach in the Outerbanks of North Carolina, but early on that week Scott's dad, whose name is also Scott, had a heart attack and the doctors cut open his sternum in order to do a bypass surgery. We wanted to see him while he was in the hospital so Saturday morning Scott, Charles and I went over and visited Grandpa Scott in at the Duke Hospital. (Elisabeth wanted to go too but space was really limited in Grandpa's room and it being our first day in NC with grandparents the kids hadn't seen in awhile, I wanted her there to help Grandma...Elisabeth is very responsible and is like a second mom to our young girls.
The house had 7 bedrooms and we had about 20 people in the house with 5 families. Each adult couple had a bedroom and then we had a boy bedroom for Charles and Anthony and a girl bedroom for Elisabeth, Jane, Annabelle and Anna. It worked out pretty well. Nora slept with Scott and I, we just put her twin mattress on the floor.