Can I just tell you that I am dreading this?
Because I am.
I am completely dreading it. Frequently, I tell Chris, "I think we could fly! I know it's expensive, but I think it will work!"
To which he replies, "We are NOT flying."
You see, he is completely correct. We cannot fly because we cannot afford to. But we want to go to New York this summer for a big family reunion. We are so incredibly excited to do this. And we are able to make it work with our tax return.
If we drive.We have crunched the numbers. We have to drive.
Four children--ages 2,4,5, and 7--in a small van packed to the gills driving for 7 to 9 hours a day for three days?
Is that really vacation?
We are blessed to have family help us out and we are caravaning out there to make the trip more exciting for everyone (at least we are going to try).
But the first thing that I need to do is to stop dreading the idea. Because if we are going to do this, then we are going to do this. Come hell or high water.
I need to start getting excited and start planning for this incredible experience we are being blessed with.We get to take the children to New York State. They will get to see 3 of the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, maybe Lake Ontario. They get to experience mountains! They get to meet some really cool family. Maybe I will get to see an old college roommate! Maybe we can spend an extra day just playing together. Whatever it is--at least I won't be 7 weeks pregnant and sick to my stomach like I was 3 years ago at the same reunion.
This is great!
This is going to be an awesome trip. And the road trip is going to be so full of stories that I'm going to have a hard time keeping them all straight!
|Hey, Mom and Dad! We are all packed and ready to go!|