When my kids were little I remember people always telling me how fast the time will fly and to enjoy every minute. Easier said then done. It was hard to imagine time flying with little girls and all their needs. Oh the diapers, the screaming, the long nights of colicky babies, the road trips with barf and moments of complete fatigue. Now as they get older I am beginning to realize just why people always told me to cherish those days, because my babies are growing up so fast and my oldest daughter will be going to high school this fall. I find myself trying to plan more and more moments where my family can be together because we are competing for their time with all their activities, friends, boys, and a whole lot of other stuff. I am realizing that in four years, my life will change with a kid off to college.
We are two days away from leaving for our 4200 mile road trip. Oh and yes, I am still planning to camp, snakes and all. The kids will learn to pitch and tent, cook over a fire, clean it all up, and look at stars under the North Dakota skies. I am still worried about Steve a little bit. Oh, I know he is Mr. Tough guy and all but can he handle 15 days of girls … I mean, can he handle the drama, the talking, and the lack of having male companionship? Oh, I am kidding. He is such a great dad and man. He will probably handle it way better than me.
Overall, I do look forward to getting away from home, and all the distractions. Being locked in a van for 4,200 miles actually sounds pretty nice. My girls will be with us, my girls will be with each other, and we will all be together… just us on the road, the good the bad and the ugly. I will cherish the moments… even the camping because time is precious.
Hey, I do plan on throwing in a couple of blogs to keep you all posted on our trip plus its therapeutic for me. I will let you know of the great places along the way and will definitely let you know if I run into any snakes. You can also follow us on http://twitter.com/jonesbones5
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