Saturday, January 5, 2013

Our quick five-state road trip

Christmas was so much fun.  And we took the next couple of days to just hang out around the house, play games, watch movies, and spend time with friends.  Then we took off on a road triip.  Woo hoo!  My favorite!  First we headed up to Louisville to celebrate Drake and Emily's marriage at their open house.  So happy for them! It snowed while we were there, which the kids LOVED. 

After a couple of days in Kentucky, we headed back to NC to spend New Year's with my cousins, Ryan and Destinee and their family.  It's become our tradition and we always have a great time with them.  We ended up passing through five states (NC, WV, VA, KY, and TN) in five days.  Awesome.  Then we had one day left to be lazy at home before sending the kids back to school.  And Andrew to work.

*Caroline's highlights*

Throwing snowballs at Daddy

Staying up late at New Year's Eve

Telling scary stories and Easter stories with Avery, Mason, and Chapel

*Whit's highlights*

Having snow.  I love snow!

Swimming in the hotel pool.

Staying with Avery and doing a treasure hunt and watching Madagascar.

*B's highlights*

Being able to play video games at our cousins' house for as long as I wanted.

The long magnetic crane at the science center in Louisville.

Just being with all our relatives that we don't get to see a lot.

*Andrew's highlights*

Watching the girls climb the rock wall at the Fun Depot.

Playing Ticket to Ride Europe with our cousins and their friends.

Seeing Drake and Emily all dressed up.

Me and Ryan giving a very sick Caroline a blessing 
on New Year's Eve and then her being able to rest.

*My highlights*

Visiting the Princess Diana exhibit and the fun science center in Louisville.

Playing games at Ryan and Destinee's:  Reverse Charades, Ticket to Ride, Farkle, and Wits and Wagers

Long talks with Andrew while we spent hours in the car together.

Climbing the rock wall with Destinee.

Very fun and memorable way to say goodbye to 2012 and ring in 2013!

1 comment:

  1. It was great seeing you all! The kid's talked forever about what a great story teller Caroline is!
    It was so much fun having you here!