Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What a Trip!!!


I am still amazed that we drove across the United States with 5 kids 10 and under!

I am already laughing at the fun and stress it brought. It was a refining process like never before.

Word descriptions would include, but not limited too: Tears. Fighting. Hitting. "Shh"ing ("be quiet the baby is sleeping!!!"), Excitement. Boredom. Movies. Food. Rock Collecting. Eating. Sleeping. ect.

There were just a few times I thought I was going to loose my mind. Especially on the last day!! We all had enough.

We calculated about 55 hours in eight days. OH MY! (Plus a 4 day stop in IL, 2 day in OH, and 1 night in VA.. thank you all who hosted us.. it was very much treasured!)

Even though our van has been emptied it still has yet to be cleaned. We'll get there. House first. Van second.

Here are some of my fav snapshots. I am so happy to be blogging again. It feels normal. Can't wait to tell you all about North Carolina ;) OX



Oregon

Washington


Idaho


Visiting cousins in Chicago


Not sure what state...


West Virginia

North Carolina!!!!

6 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you made it! God taught us alot too during and after ours! Don't feel bad about the van...uhemmm...it took us a couple months to clean ours...LOL xoxox

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  2. I love seeing and reading more about the big trip. The cat cracks me up!! What a trip for the cat too. Sooooo glad and relived for you that you are there and getting settled. Love you guys!!!

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  3. Oh, JuRita! Thank you so much for sharing. You guys are precious, and I love seeing those pics. I can't wait to hear more about North Carolina!!

    P.S. I love that you live on Cherry Tree Dr. wasn't Cherry Tree Ln. the street on Mary Poppins?? ;)

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  4. I think that was Multnomah Falls and Washington's Stonehenge.

    Wow! We just drove 1,000 miles with six kids squished in two bench seats. It went really well, but I can't imagine going as far as you did. You survived!!!

    Head over to my place if you want a good laugh.

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  5. Glad you made it all in one piece! I am impressed that your cats seemed to travel so well, based on the photos!

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  6. you have the best street name. BEST.
    so excited for you!! xoxo

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