Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Road Trip

We just got home from Illinois, visiting family, celebrating my little brother's birthday, it was a great weekend (except for the driving).

I'm not going to lie, the drive was hard.  For some reason, Emily didn't want to sleep so she got over tired and cried a lot. By the last hour of our 10 plus hour trip home Steve and I were singing, making faces, dancing in our seats to keep Emily from having a severe melt down.  Thank God for the CD 'Bouncy Beats for Little Feet'.  Another thing that saved us was a lot of stopping.  We would get out a big blanket, let Emily roll around, feed her outside and then we'd get back on the road.  It kept all of us sane.

But the trip was definitely worth it!  I miss my family so much and it was wonderful to see everyone.

Grandpa & Great Grandpa

baby hugs

Daddy and Grandpa

Aunt Niki

Uncle Randl

Aunt Kelsey

Aunt Julie

sleepy babies
Oh and Emily started this on the trip, I'm counting it as her first word.


  1. Are you even serious! That is without a doubt "Momma"! Holy crap! Ahhhhhh!

  2. Fun pictures! That sounds like a first word to me!! So cute!

  3. I hear a Mama!!

    She is so sweet. And you look fabulous. I wish I could pull off a tank top like that.

  4. that definitely counts! i can't believe she's starting to talk already! she's a baby genius. seriously. :)

  5. BEST word in the world to learn! Great job Emily! It looks like you had such a great time with your family. So glad you were able to go and spend time together. I also agree with Shannon, you look AMAZING! Please tell me what you are doing, I seriously miss my flat stomach and am jealous of yours!

  6. Of course that is mama! Loved the video, glad you caught it on tape, I am sure dada is not far behind!

  7. I totally feel you on the miserable car ride, and ours was only three hours. Glad you made it in one piece though and had a great time! I totally hear mama, so sweet!

  8. Wow!! That definitely counts as Mama to me! Sooo cute!!! :) It looks like you had such a wonderful time visiting with your family.. even if the driving was a bit rough, I am sure it was worth it! ...And I agree with the others, you look fantastic!

  9. Most definitely MAMA!!! Awesome! Blakely does that but only when she is crying and mad! Sorry the drive was no fun but glad you got to spend some time with your family!

  10. Look at her little ponytail! I love it!

    Our daughter hated road trips at that age, but now that she's three, she asks us all the time to go on road trips. I think she just wants to get out of the house. : )

  11. She said Mama! Looks like you had a great trip!

  12. we have a long road trip coming up soon so it's nice to read that you survived, singing and all! looks like you had a great time. it must be so hard being so far away.

  13. Um you look amazing, such an awesome pic of you and obviously Emily is the most adorable little lady. Jack can only last about 8 hours in the car before a big meltdown so the fact that you did 10 the last day is cray cray, but yes, stopping is the absolutely best break for everyone involved.

  14. Soooo cute, you look amazing!


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