Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Family Time

Last week Emmy took for her very first road trip! I have to say that I was extremely nervous to embark on a 7 hour road trip with a 1 month old and a dog. I have done that drive so many times (I probably could do it with my eyes closed) but adding a baby was going to be a true test. A few people thought I was crazy for attempting this trip.

Come to find out I had nothing to worry about, she did amazing!! She slept for the first 4 hours, woke up to eat and be changed, and then slept for the remaining 3 hours. Just like me though she was happy to get to my sisters and be out of the car.


We enjoyed 3 1/2 great days with my family, relaxing, and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. She loved being snuggled and loved on by everyone, including my sisters 2 dogs.

One of the highlights of the trip was picking up her Halloween costume! We will all be matching with our costumes, it's going to be so much fun. We won't be taking her actual trick or treating (she is still too little for that) but we will be sitting in our driveway passing out candy.

I'm definitely glad I made the decision to go down to visit for a few days, you can never go wrong with family time. We will be headed back there Veterans Day weekend to run a half marathon with my sister and then again for New Years to celebrate a belated Christmas. I'm so glad that we are close enough to my family that we can visit on a somewhat regular basis, the Army doesn't always make that easy. 
 
Enjoy your day!

19 comments:

  1. Good on Emmy! That's good going. Even I get cranky after 7 hours in the car so she did very well! Glad you had such great family time :)

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  2. That is awesome! If little ones are good in the car then road trips aren't that bad at all. It great to spend time with family. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for Halloween.

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    1. Exactly! I am so glad that she did well.

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  3. Yay on you taking her!! I know you had fun!!

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    1. Thanks!! It was such a great time!

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  4. We lived in Michigan when my son was in DC. It was an 11 hour drive and a 2 hour flight, very doable either way and we definiltey took advantage. :) Glad you got some quality family time in!

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  5. Ahh! I'm so proud of sweet Emmy for being a roadtrip ALL STAR! And you're so right -- it's good for the soul to have family time!

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  6. Wow, can't believe how amazing she did in the car! Glad you got to spend some time with family!

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  7. That's awesome that you went on that trip when she was so young! I think that I get so nervous that I'm not going to be able to do anything once we have kids, but this just proves me wrong! I'm glad that you were able to spend some time with your family, and I can't wait to see what your costumes are!

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  8. I"m glad things went well with the traveling. You never know how they are going to handle the road trip. You are very lucky to live near family. If mine were 7 hours away, then I would probably go every other weekend :)

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  9. You are such a trooper for doing that drive!

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  10. So glad your road trip went smoothly. That's actually the perfect age to road trip in my mind. They do a lot of sleeping!

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  11. So glad that she slept through like a champ!! What a great weekend back with the family - 7 hours ain't tooo bad!

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  12. I'm so glad she did so well in the car and you will be able to take more trips together! She is seriously the cutest. I can't wait to se your Halloween costumes!

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  13. I can't wait to see her Halloween costume! That's awesome that she was so good in the car! Family time is the best, I'm so glad you were able to have some!

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  14. Oh my gosh! What a little trooper! I'm so glad that she made the trip easy!

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