Me with my old babysitter and family friend, ANGIE

Me with my old babysitter and family friend, ANGIE

Last Friday night,  Justin, Chassy (my adorable, yet CRAZY chiuaua) and I arrived in my hometown of Floyds Knobs Indiana.  We left NYC around 7:30 am and 14 hours later we finally made it!  The day of driving started out with getting gas, going to the bank, then heading back to the gas station to get oil and then we were off! Getting out of the city was a bit of a challenge since the GPS system in Justin’s truck kept changing its mind. Less then a half an hour later the GPS decided to give up all together and completely stopped working!

Thank God for Justin’s IPHONE because we used it for directions for a few hours! When we arrived in West Virgina, it happened……the dreaded traffic jam! Luckily we were only stuck in it for an hour. After that it was a smooth but long ride to Indiana! Finally at 9:30 pm we pulled into Mom and Jeff’s driveway! I was beyond excited to see everyone but even more excited to get out of the truck!!

Our trip was filled with LOTS of fun times.

My Favorite Trip HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Small get together with close friends, Stephanie and Zack at Moms house filled with delicious food and contagious laughter.
  • Moms famous grilled Corn……AMAZING!
  • A party thrown by Grandma and Papaw Curry in my honor with the entire Curry Family
  • A reunion of remisnising with my old babysitter, Angie!
  • A visit with Grandma Jacobs and her new puppy Sug ( I thought my dog was crazy!)
  • Yummy dinner at Dad and Cindy’s…..My favorite: Lemon chicken with Dad’s roasted potatoes.

By the time Wednesday rolled around I was stuffed full of amazing food and sad to leave but ready to get back to NYC. Justin and I were pleasantly surprised to find out that Mom was going to ride back with us for some business. Our ride back was much smoother than the ride to Indiana.  I moved to NYC almost exactly one year ago and this was my second visit to Indiana since then. This visit reaffirmed my belief that I have  a supportive family and amazing friends. When I explained to them my goals with raising awareness of cord blood preservation I was so happy to know that they were not only proud of me but that to them I am already changing peoples lives! 

I am looking forward to my next visit, hopefully sooner rather than later! I am also very excited for Dad and Cindy to visit NYC and am already planning what we will do while they are here!

Together We CAN Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry