Wednesday, January 22, 2014

potential for disaster. hoping for the best.

Two weeks. That my friends, is the amount of time I have left until my little family of 3 packs up the car full of everything we own all the necessities and road trips it to Virginia. Two weeks is also the amount of time I will be running around like a lunatic and making lists on lists of things I think we might need. Because it my mind, if we forget it, we are screwed. Except I’m pretty sure Virginia has stores so…. Chill the eff out chick!

We decided that driving was the only way to go, since we have so much stuff. So much stuff in fact, that I am having a hard time wrapping my head around packing it all. What can I pack ahead of time, what do I have to leave out until the last minute? What needs to go in the trunk and what needs to stay up from with me? Suggestions Xanax,  anyone?

The actual drive scares me too. We are going to spend time with Billy’s family and they live about as North in Virginia as you can get.White House style. So the drive is about 12 hours, with no stops. So let’s call it 15 hours in the car. With an almost 9 month old. Who likes to MOVE.

I think we are toying with the idea of leaving at night, right around Abigail’s bedtime, with the hopes that she will sleep the majority of the car ride. Billy has done the drive through the night a bunch of times and it will really cut down on the amount of stops we have to make for diaper changes and feedings. 

The drive home will be a different story. We won't be leaving at night. We will have a wide awake baby, in the car for 15 or so hours. We are planning on getting a DVD player to try and entertain Abs and I'll be able to jump back and forth from the front to the back when I need to. We plan on taking our time and I'll try and convince Billy to stop at South of the Border for photo ops. Baby sombrero anyone?! ;) 

We are so excited to get up there and spend time with his family and friends! 
See you all so soon! 

Side note: Thanks to a lovely website that bashes bloggers & my blog being brought up on it, I had my best blog day to date (in terms of page views). Hope some of you stick around, if you don't hate it too much :) 

& for a fun change of events, here are all the outtake photos from the little photo session I had with baby girl this morning. 
Can't win em all. 




Anyone with suggestions on how to handle the packing and traveling for a road trip with a baby, feel free to leave me some comments!! 

10 comments:

  1. Totally leave at night! We drove NC to NH multiple times when Ariauna was a baby...saves time AND sanity!!!!!!!! As for packing....remember you can do laundry while there so you can take less clothes (maybe?! Lol). I LOVE using totes to pack anything that is not clothing related (which will be in the suitcase) because it keeps it all contained and neat. Have a safe trip...wish I wasnt going to be on my mission trip because you will be driving about 20 minutes from us!!!!!

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    1. I mean we live 20 minutes from I-95. :)

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    2. Aw bummer! We would have loved to have stopped by!

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    3. Thanks for all of the advice. I will DEFINITELY be using is :)

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  2. I have been meaning to ask if your giveaway helped you gain blog exposure and followers? I am continuing to build a blog and wondered if the giveaway helped. Thanks:)

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    1. It helped some. I think anything you do for your blog to promote it will help in some way. I use all social media to get it out there, especially Pinterest which I have had great success with. Be original with your posts, put them on Pinterest and one might blow up. You never know.

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    1. Hi Denise! I deleted the other comment because I didn't want to draw attention to such a negative website. Blogging is fun & to have a website bashing bloggers is not something I want to draw attention to. I know you understand ;)

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    2. I totally agree! After Denise mentioned that site, I checked it out. It's sad that people bash someone else's lifestyle and even their babies!

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  4. Completely understand! :) Good luck on the road trip, I'll be very curious to hear how the ride home (non-baby sleeping hours) goes! The longest we've done is 2 hours with EM and that was fine but is nothing in comparison to what you are doing!

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