We pulled it off. Despite my unintentional best efforts to sabotage it by stressing out trying to make sure everything was perfect, we finally got it all together. By early Sunday morning, the house had been cleaned, decluttered, and polished. Our beds all had new sheets. Our trashes had all been emptied. Our refrigerator had been purged. We had the chicken sitter, house sitter, and mail hold all in place. We'd dropped off the dog, the rat, and the fish. I even watched The Secret to put me in a good frame of mind. We were ready.
We left the house at 5:20 in the morning, and enjoyed a stress-free 9 hour ride up to Utah. The kids entertained themselves with movies, taking pictures out the window, and eating an excessive amount of Pringles. When we weren't drinking in the scenery, coming up with scavenger hunt assignments for the kids (and giving out Starbursts for prizes), Mike and I did what we always do on road trips.... talk about everything from life to television to theology.
We arrived at our first stop at 3:00. We spent the afternoon hanging out with our friends, catching up on the past nine months, eating pizza at their local little haunt, and baking cupcakes into the wee hours of the morning.
|Snow in July!|
And it was good.
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