Farm Road Trip Day ONE

I wanted to blog our road trip along the way... but since we usually made it to the hotel/motel around 1am I decided to sleep instead. A good choice I am sure! {grin}
The beginning of Day ONE was a little stressful...
we left 5 hours later than we had planned, for many reasons...
lost wallet
top carrier trouble
washing machine fiasco
needy girls
anxious boys
you get the idea, right!?!
but the fridge WAS finally emptied

the van WAS finally loaded.

everyone WAS in the car.
and we left... it was an odd feeling leaving the house behind for so long.
But we were all excited and ready for this adventure to begin!

since we were SO late leaving, we missed the chance to meet up with some bloggie friends... so sorry girls!
We DID get to meet up with Steph, her husband and Ivy.
As you can see... Ivy and the girls are absolutely adorable and had a fun time crawling around together... you know... eating rocks, flowers and skinning their toes.
It was such a treat and we are SO glad it worked out!
we hit the road and drove a couple hours to our first stop for the night. And NO that is not where we stayed! Ha! We stopped at a holiday Inn Express.
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  1. Glad you guys got there safe even with a few delays along the way! I just know you are going to have a wonderful time!!! You did an awesome job of cleaning the fridge out!!!!! I'm curious how you managed to get that done :)

  2. Your trip sounds like so much fun. All those little things that happen along the way are what give it such personality. ENJOY!

  3. Sorry to have missed you, but hope to catch you on the way back! ;-) Steph told me how fun it was hanging out. Maybe we'll convince you to stay right here in Indiana!

  4. Lansing, IL??? I grew up in the next town over and my grandma lived there for 65+ years!

  5. how fun and I can't wait to hear about the other people you met and your fun time in Minneapolis!! I wish we could have met!

    Hope you are having a safe trip if you are not already there yet!!

  6. Where you in Lansing, IL or Lansing, MI?

  7. Oh, the photo of the girls made me smile! I am already anxious for our meeting again!


  8. That van looks ready to pop!

    Hope you are livin' it up on the farm.

  9. That pic of your rear view mirror made me sad...:-)

  10. Glad you all had a safe trip over!

    Nice packing job!

  11. Happy your trip is going well! Sorry I missed you on your way through! Let me know when you are heading back and hopefully we can meet up!

  12. Lansing, IL. You were so close to us. I live in Munster, IN, the town over from Lansing.

  13. Glad hear you all are doing well

  14. I have two thoughts looking at these pictures... Firstly, I love seeing the girls and Ivy together! Too cute and fun! Secondly, you are one organized momma! ;)

  15. we were bummed to not get to meet up. It would be great to work something out on the way back!! Great photos! With that many would have to just use plastic tubs :)

  16. Sounds crazy! I can't wait to see how the other days went!

  17. Looks like a fun trip. My BIL and his wife are buying some property out in your neck of the woods. Maybe we'd have a chance to meet!

  18. Your organizational skills astound me. Enjoy the farm.

  19. You are so uber organized! I am totally jealous!! Hope the trip gets better. I'll be praying for y'all's safety!

  20. Oh how fabulous!!! Where all are you going? You're not moving are you?
    So glad you were able to meet up with Steph and Miss Ivy.
    Have fun and be safe!

  21. what a cute little girl Ivy is! why are your boys anxious?

  22. can't wait to see more pictures from ya'll's adventures!
    love and blessings~erin

  23. so much fun...the girls and ivy look adorable. wish little bianca and i could've made it, too!!
    let's defnitely figure it out for the way back!

  24. Wow, looks like you are moving out like I just did! ; )

    LOVE seeing Ivy and the girls together. So sweet! Have a great time!

  25. I was looking at the pictures and thought, Gee, that little girl looks just like my grand-daughter, Ivy. And it is my grand-daughter, Ivy. How sweet they look together. You have such a beautiful family.

  26. tubs are a great way to pack! very clever!


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