>Road Trip from West Texas

>Yesterday morning we packed the truck full of all of our luggage, 3 boys under the age of 5, and 2 adults. Needless to say, we were crammed. 

About five minutes into the trip, we hear JR say, “Are we there yet?” Then there was a breakdown. We got a little nervous. 

[“Mom, I’m SO tired!”]

Aunt Gwynne & Uncle Wayne bought the boys Christmas gifts and we had to open them before we even got to Big Spring. Luckily, things vastly improved after that. Holden fell asleep for a few hours and Asher & JR were having fun playing with their cars. 

[We stopped at Whataburger for some lunch. Holden is officially a ham for the camera!]

The other two boys had breakdowns later in the trip. Asher’s was very minor. Holden’s breakdown didn’t involve many tears – just “I WANT OUT OF THIS CAR SEAT” screams. Who would want to be strapped in for that long though? I wouldn’t! 

I think Holden improved from the trip there. He cried for an hour total but I would say 30 minutes was fussing and 30 minutes was serious crying. We thought we would stop for a few minutes to nurse H thinking he might go back to sleep. There I was nursing him in a gas station parking lot when I hear him filling up his diaper. I knew it was a blowout and Lori confirmed it. Ew. Luckily Lori was nice enough to deal with it 🙂 

We made good time…even if I did take a detour through Las Colinas on accident 😛 All in all the boys were amazing on the trip and I had fun chatting with Lori for a few hours! 

We also got to go to the temple for Sallie last night. It was really special and I’m glad we made it back in time for it. Allan & I have set a goal to set aside a night each month to go to the temple…get back in the groove of things. 

-Little Wife Power House


  1. Lori December 22, 2010

    >I especially enjoyed the 30 minute detour. 😉 Look here for a Holden inspired post:http://mymontessorimoments.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/why-being-an-aunt-is-almost-as-good-as-being-a-mom/


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