Monday, March 31, 2008


HELLO to everyone from lovely, wonderful, warm, sunny, and fabulous Florida!

We made it last night at about 10:45 into grannie's driveway. I won't lie - the driving was awful. My mom and I took turns but it was rough. At one point yesterday we were going to just stop and get a hotel room - but we kept going and going and going and going and going ... well, you get the picture ... but we are talking 22 hours on the road. It was HARD.

The kids, well, the kids were just AWESOME on the drive down. They didn't ask "are we there yet?" "how much longer?" or any questions like that. They barely whined (which they don't normally go 22 hours without whining that little at home LOL. I think though, they were all pretty tired and just didn't have the energy to complain much. But they were such good little travelers ... awww, I have such awesome kids.

Today we didn't do much. Unfortunately my little guy got sick! His fever is hovering around 101 to 102. He asked me today to take him to "daddy's house" which I assume means home since daddy isn't with us and that was all he could think to say? He mostly stayed attached to me all day, but we were able to go on a few walks and just sit outside in the nice warm wonderful weather.

I'd show you pictures, but I haven't taken any yet :x Not a single picture. I was so sure I'd take hundreds each day, but nope, today was a day for holding and cuddling little man and just trying to take care of him. Tomorrow we will venture out to Sanibel Island (assuming little man feels better otherwise all others will go without the two of us).

But really? The sun and warm weather is enough. I needed this. I just really needed this right now and it is making me feel so wonderful inside. Oh! I almost wish we lived down here so we would have this niceness all the time, but for real? I don't want to be here.

Anyway, I'm off to crash, but I needed to record a bit about the trip so far, so you all get to read it ;-)


  1. So glad you made it safely. While I was shoveling snow last week, I swear I had an olfactory hallucination of the smell of the air at our timeshare in Florida. My siblings are going down next week and I've never wanted to join them more.

    I hope your sweet little guy is all better very quickly! Enjoy this time away--and SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!!!

  2. Oh I hope he's feeling better soon and that you get to enjoy all of that warmth and sunshine down there! :)

  3. So glad you made it safely.. Hope everyone starts to feel better soon.. What is with kids getting sick on long trips. I just did a 24 hour drive with my 4 to TX last week and my youngest got sick after a day of being there and my oldest and 3rd child got sick on the way home..
    Enjoy that sun.. I so wish I was in florida right now..

    Have a great time.

  4. Anonymous7:52 AM

    So glad you guys made it there safely. Enjoy the beautiful water we don't have that in Texas, we have the mud water....start taking pictures so we can all live vicariously thru you!

    22 hours! Eeeek. The longest we did growing up was 18 and that was enough fun for me!

  5. since I know how much you hate to drive I can only imagine how this trip went. Glad to hear the kids were good. Hope all is well and we'll talk when you get back


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