We are leaving for Texas Friday afternoon after DH finishes working (luckily he will be working from home so we don’t have to wait for him to commute back from the office). As we live over 1,600 miles away from our destination, it will be a long drive in the car minivan (YAY!! much more room than in our car that we just traded in for an used minivan) with the two little ones. I have made the trip with both of them twice by myself, but DH hasn’t made the drive with them. I don’t think he has any idea of what it is going to be like stuck in the minivan with the kids for that length of time straight (and he isn’t allowed to smoke in the vehicle). This will be interesting… I am hoping that we can keep them occupied for most of the trip with toys, books and DVDs that they haven’t seen or at least haven’t seen in a long time (GRRRR…the portable DVD player is working!! This is going to be a longer trip than I thought…). (Updated 4/8 @ 5:00 PM)
Considering I am in charge of packing for everyone (DH will pack his own cloths and toiletries), I still have tons to do!! I do have a tip that will make it easier for me when I finally pack all of the items in the our suitcases and such:
As I run across items that I want to take with us, I throw them into a box designated as being “the things we are taking box” so that I don’t have to find them again! LOL! But, for me – this is a BIG time saver!
We are excited to be going on a vacation. We aren’t making plans for the most part as to what we are going to do and when. We are going to do what seems like fun at the time. (This is a great concept but hard for me to do as I am a planner; however, I am going to try!) There are so many great things to do in the Fort Worth area, and we are looking forward to it!!! ESPECIALLY, getting to spend some quality time with our family (our parents and my sister)!! It will be so nice to hug them again!
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