Sunday, July 5, 2009

Beginning of Vacation and the 4th...

We have officially begun our vacation!!!

We headed out Friday and made our way to my sweet sister's house. We spent the 4th over at her neighbors' with my sister, her husband, and her little munchkins. We ate some yummy food, had some great fellowship, and then when it got dark we attempted to watch some fireworks, but alas Ruthie wigged and Kane was a bundle of crankiness so we took our kiddos over to my sister's and put them to bed.

We woke up early this morning and packed up and hit the road officially for our big family adventure! My plan is to post everyday with the events of that day and some fun pictures. We will be on the road for 35 days so I think it will be fun to see how things pan out!

Tonight we will be staying in Kansas and tomorrow we will be making our way into Colorado. 12 states in one month can you believe it?!!! I'm really excited but at the same time really nervous. We will be camping a few nigths, staying in some hotels, and staying with some family out in California. Mountains, the ocean, the flat plains...we might just see it all along the way!

I also plan to keep up with my working out. I brought some weights with me and I have to keep up with my running because me and my friends are running in our first 5k 2 days after we get back! The hubs has thankfully promised to run with me and he has already made good on that promise!

Well, don't forget to come back tomorrow for some FMM, and to see some great photos from Vacation '09!

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12 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh wow, have a great time! I'd love to travel cross country someday :) Enjoy the beginning of your trip!

Jen said...

Wow!! 35 days! That's along time to be away from home but sounds SO fun!! Hope you have a great trip! I don't think I've ever commented before but have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks!! I may even participate in FMM tomorrow!! Happy traveling!!

Jen

Emily said...

Wow...what an exciting adventure you're embarking on!! Praying for safe travel and can't wait to check back tomorrow to read the latest!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness I can't wait to hear how this goes for you! Good luck!

Ali said...

Ah - road trip! Have so much fun! Can't wait for pictures.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

What a fantastic adventure for you & your family!! When I was 12 we spent the whole summer on the road- it was the BEST vacation we ever took!!

Can't wait to get updates. If you think about it, would you mind sending my kiddos a postcard or two for their 50 state challenge??? I'm going to get them on your blog to see the pictures of all the states you go to!!

~Becca

Aeryn said...

Wow, sounds like the beginning of many great adventures this month. Have a wonderful vacation! I look forward to your posts and pics :)I so admire you and your husband for being so brave to do it all!

Anonymous said...

Yea! I've been checking for a post. Sounds like your off to a good start. Have fun and keep us posted.
Kim Phillips

Trudy said...

Wow...that really is quite the vacation and a huge endeavor! I hope you have a wonderful trip with lots of memories that will last a lifetime. I'll be stopping back tomorrow for FMM and to check out the first of your vacation pics!

God bless you!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

How cool that your family is getting to spend that much time together! What a fun adventure awaits you! We'll be praying for your safety. Can't wait to see all of your posts and pictures!

jenjen said...

Have a wonderful vacation Kasey! Good for you for bringing your weights and working out! Have a safe and terrific time!

XOOX
Jen

Vivienne said...

What an amazing trip you are on! I am so impressed that you are going to try to keep up with your work-outs. Have a great time and we look forward to hearing about it and seeing your pix.