Saturday, December 17, 2011

Preparing for our trip.

Hello again friends. Let me tell you I have been a lunatic the last few days baking, preparing, going here and there, cleaning, I haven't had much time to sleep.

Our trip is a definite Go! We will be leaving from our home on Dec. 21 after the kiddos get home from school. I will drive 12 hours to Georgia where we will spend most of the 22nd visiting old friends and some family. Then the evening of the 22nd we will drive the 4 hours down to Jacksonville, Florida. We will spend the 23 hanging out with and visiting all our family we have missed for so long. Then on the 24th the kids will get their ULTIMATE Christmas gift: Their Aunt and Uncle have decided we will be driving the 4 hours down to Disney!!!!!!!!! The kids have NO IDEA and they are gonna be super excited when we arrive.
Then we will spend most of the 25th with family and will be leaving out that evening to make the entire 16 hour trip back to Ohio. My poor hubby has to be at work at 1 pm on the 26th so I hope he sleeps most of the way back home!!!

We have been doing a lot of prep and planning for our trip. First, we decided to go ahead and let our kiddos open the pressies we got them so they will have a week or so to play with them before our trip.

As you can see, my boys were super excited to get the Nerf Dart Tag set. It is really cool. I came with 2 nerf guns, 2 velcro shirts and eye protection. The darts stick to the shirts. They have had a blast and have enjoyed torturing my hooky time as the velcro darts also stick to yarn...Naughty boys.

The girls got the game Minute to Win It. This game is awesome. We have had so much fun playing it and making fun of the eachother's abilities (or lack there of) to complete the tasks at hand.

My oldest got some nail polish. 

My youngest a Hot Wheels set

My #2 child received this awesome magnetic bulletin board.

#3 got this great battleship.

#2 also got her pink touch screen MP3 player

#1 got more art supplies

Dear sweet daughter #2 got daddy some screwdrivers.

And she got mommy this wonderful snow globe. It has an angel and unicorn inside.
And this wasn't even all of the gifts. 

We have also had to go to some school functions. Here is a picture of the 3rd grade music program. My son is sitting on the floor on the right hand side in the light blue shirt. He was a bell ringer in the program.

I have also been baking and making goody bags for friends, teachers and neighbors. I have a few more things to make today and I will be finished (Finally). I also had to bake 8 dozen cookies for a cookie exchange I was invited to. We have so many extra sweets I swear we should be diabetics by now.

Oh yeah. My last blog post I wrote about getting rid of our animals. Well we did find the bunny a new home with a little boy who absolutely adores her and even sleeps with her at night. Shiloh had a couple interested but they backed out at the last minute. So now we have 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Here you can see Shiloh is really happy to still be here. She is such a goof!

We also found someone to check in on our cats while we are gone and found someone to keep Shiloh while we are gone. We are taking our 3 year old Dachshund with us as she has NEVER been away from us overnight. Things are working out FINALLY!

I will leave you today with a cute picture.
Shiloh and Daisy sleeping on our couch. They are soooo  cute!
Until next time friends...Be Blessed.

Oh and be on the lookout for posts about our trip especially DISNEY!!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED FOR ME AND ESPECIALLY FOR MY KIDS!


  1. Wow, Erin.. what a memorable Christmas this is going to be for you and your family! 12 hours is a long time to drive.. be careful. Stop often and stretch and get coffee. I look forward to seeing photos from your trip! Woo hoo!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Erin,
    Have a fabulous time, I know you will. To careful, be safe and laugh a lot!!! Looks like your Christmas was such family fun. Enjoy this extra special adventure. xoRobin❤ Be thinking about you!