the road trip portion

And we are officially back. Well technically we were back on Saturday morning at like 1 am if you want to be specific. We left earlier than scheduled due to a little girl with a not so little fever (turns out it 'twas an ear infection) and a family of tired peoples. I may or may not have shed a tear about it. Only Matt will know.  If you hate the obligatory vacation "recap" posts then I apologize in advance for the next week or possibly two.... 

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen some of these photos from our epic road trip down to Florida. If not than prepare to feast your eyes.

Like I mentioned before we enjoy night driving for many reasons. This year however we decided to attempt day driving and splitting it into two parts (11 hours and 6 hours, respectively). My father's truck was laden down with the Keurig and assorted snacks and the car was all packed before bedtime. At 2:45 (am) Matt and I attempted a bed-to-car transfer of the kids. While this transfer did waken them it did not upset them. They were angels. No, I did not stutter. I am normally one to be very negative about my children's less than stellar behavior but this day? This day I can applaud them. 

Minus a little scene in Crackerbarrel regarding an automatic toilet. 

See? Had to find the negative. 

I have no idea why they were so well behaved. Matt and I promised ourselves that we were going to be calm. We were going to be cool. We were going to be composed. Maybe the kids sensed that? We prepared them by explaining what was going to happen that morning. We had two fully charged iPads. We had a laptop chock full of movies. We had a bag of goodies I stocked with various One Spot items and princess figurines and trains and trucks. And snacks. Oh the amount of snacks. 

I love driving. I can't sleep when Matt's behind the wheel. Every jerk of the car and my heart skips. So I drove the majority of the way and he had kid duty which as it turned out, wasn't so bad. 

When we left PA it was in the 20's and brown brown brown. Once into the Carolina's the world started to change into a green wonderland. Oh how my eyes loved it. Every tree had it's leaves and every blade of grass was green. There is something to be said for the first sight of Spring and it being good for your soul. That. And peaceful sleeping babies. 

As we neared the end of our journey we noticed a certain tire pressure warning arise on the dash... A warning not relieved by more air in said tires... To be continued. 

(dun dun dun!)



  1. Oh man, I hate cliff hangers! I for one am totally ready for a week or two of recaps, bring it on. Is that a tattoo heart or a doodle heart? Chris and I drove to PA this Christmas. Worst thing ever. We tried to drive at night...after watching Aria all day long. Apparently you can't do that after becoming a parent. Miserable. If we drive up again we will have to make it a two parter.

    Nominated you for a Liebster today - fyi

  2. we need to get another tattoo. just saying. i shouldn't write this on your blog bc you and i both know it won't happen. ANYWAY. love this. and glad they were good to you :)

  3. I love your little tattoo! And yay for Angels!

  4. Automatic toilets give Ace nightmares!!! Whenever he uses a public restroom he is terrified it will flush! I have to try not to laugh hysterically. HA!

  5. So total, what was the drive time for you straight through? Where did you stop halfway? So many questions!! I was debating leaving around 8pm, driving straight through until morning. I know it's probably unrealistic but I've never taken such a LONG car trip before!

  6. As I am sure you know, I would of been bawling like a baby. Big, loud and ugly if I had to leave Disney early no what what the reason. So I feel for you. Yay, for angels on the drive down. Oh, and yes green is soooo good.

  7. Love your heart tattoo. See. I learn something new from you every day. Didn't know you had that little guy. Any others? (oh my god I sound so creepy)

  8. We should inspect the tires before heading for the road and should carry spare tyres in case of any breakdown. Thank god you are at the end of trip.


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