Last week we had a couple of visitors. My mother-in-law Kim was taking her mom on a trip to see three of the four kids. They stopped at our house after seeing Caitlin and Brynne. Kim and Great-Grandma Skip only stayed a couple of hours, so I kept Emma and Elizabeth home from the first half of school on Friday. I figured letting the girls see their great-grandma from California had precedence. Ryan also managed to come home for a little over an hour during that time. The high school had 23 teachers going to a conference, so a substitute was out of the question. But the principal ok'ed Ryan leaving for his plan period and lunch.