The Long Drive Home

We’re on the road again (anyone else hear Willie Nelson?) on our way back to Iowa. The boys have already watched movies, read books and colored…and Zack’s been telling us how boring driving to Iowa is (poor guys…we’ve still got another 4 hours or so to go)

20110705-121813.jpg

My hubby has taken on driving duties for the first half of the trip and I’ll be taking over shortly. Driving home is always harder (and seems to take longer). Have I mentioned he loves having his picture taken?

20110705-122110.jpg

We had a great visit with my parents in the sweltering Oklahoma heat. The boys spent a lot of their time here…

20110705-121141.jpg

…they absolutely loved this little pool Grandpa amd Mimi got for them. (along with the squirt guns…) They kept saying they were having a “cool pool party” (thanks, Yo Gabba Gabba)

These gals didn’t seem too bothered by the heat. (they were much more concerned with getting treats)

20110705-122426.jpg

Yesterday, my parents spent some quality “cool pool party” time with the boys while the hubs and I went out to lunch and to a movie (Xmen: First Class FINALLY!)

20110705-123059.jpg

We had a great time together (See? He loves having his picture taken!) and the boys had lots of fun with Grandpa & Mimi.

Now, to survive the next few hours of driving. Luckily, we just picked up some food at “Backyard Burgers” for lunch – Yum – that should help ;)

Holiday Road Trip

As of 5am we were on the road to Oklahoma. No, I’m not a fan of early mornings, but I am a fan of arriving at my parents house in the early afternoon instead of the late evening.

So far, the boys are doing well – although Zack started asking a couple hours ago if “we’re there yet.” (when we still had about 6 hours to go) But we’re using it as a learning opportunity and showing him a map on the iPad of where we started, where we’re going and where we are now (I love technology) We’ve had some good discussions about the different states and cities!


20110702-091833.jpg


Oh and another great thing about this trip – my husband now loves Starbucks as much as I do and specifically looked for one in Missouri so we could get coffee. (I love this guy…even if he doesn’t like his picture taken)

20110702-092759.jpg


I’m trying to focus on just the positives about this trip and not on how I thought it was going to be when we planned it a few weeks ago. I know the timing of this trip is no mistake – God’s timing and plans are perfect.

And I am so very thankful for that.