Our Spring break lasted a little over two weeks. While I love having nowhere to go sometimes, I knew the days would get long and the kids would get bored. During the first week I was busy teaching a couple classes (more on that later) among other things, but I had the second week wide open. So we made plans for a trip to Utah. It was perfect timing with Elise in town from Maryland, Camille from Hawaii, and Nicole also making the trip from Colorado. That mean both entire families would be there! The kids had been begging to to go Utah for weeks, so they were also happy with these plans. It was a very busy, non-stop week leading up to it, which made me look forward to a week of fun even more.
So, on a Saturday, immediately after teaching a croissant class, we hit the road. I had the spend the entire day before getting everything ready so we could leave right when I got home. It was a beautiful day, and a lovely drive. The kids are becoming quite the road-trippers. I hardly heard a complaint, and I didn’t have to use any sugary treats to keep them in line. Even with three short potty/gas stops, we arrived at the Rejholecs house by 9:30 pm, 8 hours exactly. I drove the last half, and actually really enjoyed it.
After a good night’s sleep, the fun began! KC had to leave the next afternoon to get a Monday morning meeting, which I was bummed about, but we had lots of fun plans to keep us busy. We tried not to stress ourselves out by packing our days full of events, but still managed to see and do a lot. I had a cold from day one, which exhausted me a bit, but with continuous dosing of Dayquil, I was able to keep up with all the happenings. We’ll let the pictures tell the rest.
The triplets and Penny reunited after over a year! They have all grown so much.
And I got to play with Baby Link again! A much Chubbier Link than when I last saw him.
Elise and I were up late on March 31st and came up with a last minute April Fools joke for Mom. We printed some of our best (aka ugliest) mug shots and put them all over her picture board where she puts her favorite prints. We told her we added some cute ones, and when she realized what we did, she laughed so hard there was a tear on her glasses. Mission accomplished.
On our last day, I had some sick boys to take care of. Ruby had thrown up a couple night before, but it was short, and she was right back to her old self in the morning. I thought it was food poisoning, but I guess it was a bug. These guys were out for most of the day. Poor sweet buddies.
The boy woke up feeling a lot better. They noticed what was going on outside and begged to play. I was nervous about letting them out there, and I didn’t want them infecting anyone else, but since it was outside in the fresh air I decided to let them go down a few times, as long as they agreed to rest in between, which they ere happy to do. I’m so glad no one else got sick because of us (as far as I know)! And that the boys got to play little.
The next morning we had to say our goodbyes. Luckily everyone was feeling great. We stopped at the Robinson’s to pick up Nicole and Piper and to take a cousins picture. They have also changed so much since they took a picture all together last summer! Love all those cuties!
The drive went well. The kids complained here and there, but nothing too crazy. Piper was an angel baby! Sadly, this is the only picture I got of her. See her sleeping in the mirror? Nicole drove the last half, and I enjoyed chatting with her so much. The 8 hours truly flew by.
It was wonderful to have a daddy again! He had a lasagna in the oven for us, and it was so delicious after a long drive. We missed everyone, but it was great to be home, and we were ALL excited for school to start up again the next day. Until next time, Utah! Which I’m sure will be soon!