On Sunday we will be headed out on a vacation adventure. The very first as a family of four. We are excited. There's so much to do and to remember. I have been trying to write a list this afternoon, composing what I think it is that we might possibly need along with us. This is one hurdle, but the other hurdle is possibly more monumental. Wouldn't you know, our car is giving out. My pretty, red Expedition is biting the dust. I am so sad! Something to do with the transmition. Not anything you want to fool around with while en route. Thus, we have been scouting the area for a "new" vehicle. Lesson #1 There's never a vehicle in your price-range when you need it. Mike has been in turmoil trying to decide exactly what to do? Rent, buy, try to make it in what we have already? Ai ai ai...
Since we're planning on alot of water activities in this summer heat, I decided it was time for a new bathing suit. I found one to my liking and it arrived in my mailbox the beginning of this week. I tried it on and... Lesson #2 Don't expect your midsection to look too glamorous and flat 7 weeks post-partum. HAH! I was so dissapointed that it wasn't all flat as a pancake! Therefore I have learned Lesson #3 It's best not to suddenly try and flatten your tummy (or go on a crash exercise program) just before vacation. I ended up with some of the sorest muscles imaginable from too many crunches. Serves me right!
Lesson #4 When packing for two youngin's under the age of 2, don't expect the load to be too light. Because it won't be. LOL!
Previously learned, Lesson #5 Begin packing/planning a few days before leaving. It makes that last minute crunch much easier. Also, load the vehicle as much as possible the night before departure. You still manage to eat up a good 2 hours the next morning packing a bunch of "NOTHING!!!"
There, I have imparted my tidbits of wisdom.... :)