Friday, June 5, 2009

memories in the making!

we are off on our road trip
first thing in the am
25 hours in the car
3 days of driving


we have not taken
a long road trip since we moved
so we are excited to hit
the open road

in all previous road trips
we have made some awesome
and some not so awesome
memories:


like the time we nearly lost
the load on the travel
rack on the top of the jeep
stressful, good times.


or the time when i was still nursing
and i forgot the most integral
part to the pump
and in the middle of the night,
while hubs was driving,
i thought i would drown in milk
or pass out from the pain!
where was a wal mart when we needed one???


or that same trip,
after we finally found a wal mart
for said pump part,
hubs came out to the car
with a donut and a candle in it
singing me happy birthday


or when we first realized
that when traveling with kids
they dictate the schedule


or when we counted the number
of billboards advertising
walnut bowls in missouri
and wondering how many
people stop and buy themselves
a famed walnut bowl


our kids are much older now
there are so many new memories
to be made on this road trip
i am excited that they will
remember this trip,
for better or worse!
and that we have many days ahead
of uninterrupted family time
for better or worse!

good times ahead!

i will occasionally
check in here
and if you follow me on
twitter or facebook
{click to follow...you kow you want a
blow by blow of the griswald's next adventure!}
i will be tweeting/facebooking
from the road,
which might be humorous
or maybe stressful,
who knows!


need to finish packing
and since we always forget something,
any guesses what we will forget this time???

7 comments:

missy said...

have fun!!!!!! it sounds like you always do!!!!!
and we always forget the obvious stuff......so i am going to guess........oh i don't know but can't wait to find out what is going on!!!!!
i am on FB too i am under melissa kelsey-jensen if you want to look me up!!!!!
ENJOY your trip!!!!!

jenjen said...

Have a wonderful trip! Sounds like lots of fun.

XOXO
Jen

Finding Normal said...

Toothbrushes. That's what I forget. Or birth control pills. EEK!

Aubrey said...

OMGoodness! You brave, brave woman! LOL

Seriously though, it sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear ALL about it when you return!

McMommy said...

Just don't forget the kids!!! :)

Bring us back a walnut bowl! Have fun!!

♥georgie♥ said...

LOL...love this post we will be doing a road trip starting saturday

strokeofliving said...

Congratulations on your SITS day feature. Good job!

I remember my many cross country trips with my immediate family always a fun time. Many photos and great memories.