Monday, December 01, 2008

Back from Thanksgiving

Jon and I were afraid to say this out loud while we were in the midst of traveling, but now that we are safe at home I can shout it to the rooftops. The Thanksgiving trip to Florida was SO EASY!!! The boys were incredibly easy to travel with. The two 14 hour days in the car went SO smoothly. Jon and I are still in shock.

I've got many thoughts on what was successful, what was not successful, and what a great trip it was that I will share later in the week. For now, here are my two favorite pictures of the boys from the trip.

Chillaxing at the hotel watching Polar Express:


Enjoying a sunny Florida 75 degree Thanksgiving:


17 comments:

Joanna said...

Wow, now there is something to really be thankful for. I can't wait to hear how you pulled it off.

Goddess in Progress said...

Wow, I'm so glad it went well! That is incredible! Can't wait to hear the "secrets" that made it so good. :-)

And adorable pictures, btw.

Erin said...

YAY! That's is awesome. So happy it went well. Love the beach pic!

rachael said...

that is awesome that the trip went so well! with the temperature hovering around 25 degrees here today and snow on the ground, i am (somewhat jealously) adoring the beach pic!

Megan said...

Yeah! What a success! Go you guys! I love the word "chillaxing!" Such a cute pic. can't wait for another post!

What A Card said...

Adorable! Glad to hear your trip went well. I also enjoy traveling by car with kids...it can be kind of fun!

Amy L said...

That's great! I'm looking forward to hearing what worked and what didn't so that I can take notes for future trips. I'm jealous of the beach pic - I would love some time by the ocean right now!

London said...

Glad it went well! It was super warm where we were too, but we didn't make it to the beach.

Steph said...

I LOVE the pic of the boys on the beach. They are such sweeties! Glad you guys had a good trip!

DesiDVM said...

We were also pleasantly surprised when we went on our 12-hour car trip a few months ago. J did incredibly well and I actually think there was less stress with the road trip than when we have flown with him. Maybe it's being able to stop whenever you need to and not having to deal with other people?

We bought Polar Express this weekend and I can't believe how entranced J was by that movie. I've never seen him watch a movie (almost) from beginning to end.

Heidi O said...

I am so glad the trip went well and that the boys enjoyed themselves. I can only imagine that it made it that much easier for the both of you.

HeatherV said...

So glad the trip went well. Let me know how some of the new gagets helped as we are always in the market for keeping ben happy in the car.

What beautiful Thanksgiving weather!!

The Adventures of Carrie, Brook, Finn and Reid said...

Yeehaw! I can't wait to read about you guys pulling off a 14-hour car ride. We can't even manage a 15 minute one without some balking. We're heading to Portland for Christmas and F & R will have to hang in the car for longer stints.

Love the photos...welcome back!

jungletwins said...

Two 14 hour days in the car? That is hardcore. And AWESOME! I can't wait to hear your travel secrets :)

AmberP said...

Ohhhhhh that is SO awesome!! What a relief I am sure. And it's true - you want to say NOTHING while you are still in the midst, but now you guys can have a celebratory glass of wine. Successful trip attributed to some supremely successful parenting!

bb and mtb said...

So glad everything went well, and the pics seem to sum it all up! Good for you!!

Zoey's Mommy said...

I just have to say that I LOVE that beach picture! The boys are so precious!