We are getting ready to be gone for over a month! We aren't normally gone for this amount of time, but it just worked out that way this summer. A week from today, Ben and I will be in Colorado and a week from tomorrow, the kids and my parents will be on their way to Minnesota. We will meet up with them a week and a half later in Minnesota and then stay for a week there with the whole gang. Then we take our kiddos back out to Colorado! I know this is one of those trips we will all remember forever!
I want it to be great! I don't want it to be too organized, but I don't want to have too much idle time where everyone gets on each other's nerves either....tight balance there!
Today is the beginning of pretty much washing everything in our house to get it ready to be packed. Packing for seven for five weeks is crazy and daunting to say the least!
This week is VBS at our church and I have meetings, swim lessons, and out of town company while trying to get ready. We have been eating potluck style for three weeks already trying to empty out the freezer and fridge before we go! The meals have been interesting to say the least. Two pizza rolls, two spoonsful of corn, a piece of bacon, and some applesauce and you've got a meal! I think the whole group is going to be thrilled with a "normal" meal at McDonalds for the first 40 meals, and then there will be some rebellion.
I will keep you posted!