Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Traveling with 3 kids...

...is exhausting. But we made it! We left my parents' house Sunday, July 1st, spent the night at my brother's, flew to Atlanta and then on to Salt Lake City on Monday, spent the night at the Airport Inn, and then flew out to CA on the 3rd. The kids did amazingly well during the trip, considering we had been "on the road" (or in the air) for 54 hours by the time we got to Dave's grandma's house. Of course, we spent one night at my brother's and one at the hotel, but still... I'm just glad we made it! We have another road trip ahead of us in a couple of weeks when we go back home, but with the DVD player hooked up in the van it should be a piece of cake. :p Our trip to Germany was lots of fun, and I already miss being there. CA has been fun, too. We got to see the fireworks for July 4th, which the kids loved (well, Kaylee fell asleep during them, but the boys enjoyed it). Dave's grandma also got us guest passes to the lake here, so we've been swimming a few times. It's a fun little beach, and the water is really clear and warm enough that I usually have to be the party pooper and make the kids come out after an hour. We were also able to spend some time with my friend karatemommy and her three little ninjas while they were in town visiting family, and we all had a fun time playing. The kids sure missed their friends, so it was great to have them here for a couple of days. Yesterday, Tyler got really sick. His chest was badly congested, and the congestion wouldn't loosen up, so he had a really hard time breathing. Fortunately, with the help of some homeopathics and a blessing, his cough finally became productive and he was able to clear his airways. He's doing great today, just has a little bit of a cough left. Hopefully we can start going to the lake again tomorrow, as the kids just have really loved that. We're looking forward to a fun couple more weeks here, and then we're headed back home. :o) I should also say that Dave has really been enjoying his internship, though we are realizing more and more how much of an adjustment it would be to live here. Let's just say it's not just housing that's more expenisve... We'll have to weigh our options (which we are hopefully going to have) very carefully next year.

2 comments:

scienceteachermommy said...

Sounds like you are having fun. In Oregon, the kids don't start school until after Labor Day, so I'm looking forward to still having half the summer left to do some fun things ourselves. I'm only going to miss you by a day or two on this end I think.

Doreen said...

Our tentative plan is to be back by the 24th. We'll see. Bummer we'll miss you! I hope you've been getting some help with packing and all.