Nov 26, 2008

Sick, sick and more sick

I have not been able to blog our trip because Ethan has been ill since we got here. As soon as he gets better, I will share photos and our tales in Kentucky! Have a great week!

Nov 24, 2008

We're Here ...

and can I say breakfast? fresh country breakfast! Farm fresh, uneven in color, but fresh from the hen, EGGS and country ham!! My kids are telling me "Mom, this is better than that ole turkey bacon you make us eat at home!"
This was the view from my in-laws front porch yesterday morning with a temp of 40 degrees. (Sorry for the blurry photo)
We are arrived at 2 am, stayed up a while to catch up on how much the kids have grown and then went to bed. Everyone else slept until 10 and I chose to get up around 11:30am. When is the last time that happened?
We are soooooo drained from the 15 hour drive that my blogging will be slow for sure, but blog I will. It is so pretty here and I love being with my in-laws and I can't wait to share.

Nov 23, 2008

And We're OFF!

In more ways than one! :)

We planned to leave around 2 or 3am so the kids could sleep through most of the 12 hour trip. I ended up working OUTSIDE the house last week and nothing, I mean nothing worked out the way I wanted it to.

Friday noon, Ethan's school called because he was sick, so I had to go get him. The first thing he asked was were still gonna go to Kentucky, because he knew if he was sick, really sick, there might be a chance that we were would leave a few days later or stay home altogether. I called his doctor and they said to watch him and it appeared things would pass, so we decided to leave that night.

We were gonna leave Friday night, early Saturday morning , but we were dead dog tired, so we decided to sleep in and get some rest, better awake than sorry... ya know? So we set a new departure time of 6am. Needless to say, D fell asleep around 11 and I followed him to sleep around midnight..... unplanned .. I wanted to stay up until 2, 3 or so to wash and pack clothes, clean out the fridge and clean the house up a bit. I hate coming home after a long, relaxing vacation to a dirty house and dirty clothes. (I wash clothes while on vacation to avoid that task at home).

The answer is no, we did not put a dent in the list of things we needed to do to be able to leave in the wee hours of the morning. Not even a scratch .....

We WOKE up around 6am .... yeah woke up at 6am .... and finished washing, packing and loading the van and finally rolled out of here around 10am. Yeah, I know 4 hours later ...

We prayed and drove off headed for the highway and then it hit me. Life was so busy last week, I didn't go by the library to get some Cosby Show DVDs for the trip. We ALWAYS have these for our road trips .. so I dropped my lip and blinked me eyes, so hubby would turn the car in the direction of the library and could just run in ..... He caved and we headed that direction. And no, I wasn't able to make a quick run. Turns out the library was EMPTY and the librarian who never wants to talk struck up a 15 minute conversation about Days of our Lives, DVRs and new HDTV televisions sets. I didn't have the heart to cut her off and say "hey lady, we've been trying to get on the road for the last 5 hours!"

I got the DVDs and we headed off into the sunset ...ok the sunrise. Then we needed to stop for ice for the cooler. We drove through Sonic ... time in line 15 minutes .. we drove for another 20 minutes and stopped for breakfast .. time in line 10 minutes .... then it seemed we were set for at least another two hours, but then 15 minutes after the stop for breakfast, we needed a bathroom break.

So we stopped at Love's and proceeded to unlock, unlatch, reshoe and remove all the blankets and pillows so at least 4 of us could potty.

Now do we see why we like leaving in the middle of the night? Had we left at 3am we could have driven 4 hours before we would have had to stop to gas up and have a potty break.

Needless to say, we had potty break almost every 2 hours AND ran into ugly traffic with an 1 hour delay ... thank Goodness we got gas before we ran into that mess .... and arrived at my-inlaws 15 hours from when we started ... a trip that normally takes 11 to 12 hours.

Oh yeah, we stopped for dinner at a place I have been dying to for at least a year now and boy howdy .... that is another story ENTIRELY that I may never share, but I do plan to write a letter to the owners. Hint, hint ... the owner is on FoodNetwork.

Nov 17, 2008

Two weeks later .. we are still here ...

I can't believe I have not blogged in two weeks. We have been sick off and on, had a death in the family, Ethan has had some benchmark testing going on at school, birthdays, I have gotten into couponing (wow, what a rush!!!) and now we are preparing for our Thanksgiving road trip.

So more than likely not much in the way of blogging will be going on for at least two more weeks, but I do plan to blog our trip.

Hope everyone is well .. and to all four of you that stop by everyday have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Nov 7, 2008

Sickness ...

The household has been invaded by critters! The whole family got sick this weekend, including daddy and we have been playing catch up all week. We celebrate two birthdays this week, so prayerfully we will be healthy through the weekend and be able to take photos and blog the experience.

I'll be back soon ......

Nov 2, 2008

Sunday Sounds ...

hubby reading to the boys as they are positioned very closely to him and holding on to his every word .... I only wish I could take a picture, but diapers/elmo undies were the only clothing being worn by the younger two .. :)