Hey friends! Happy Monday!
Popping in today from my parent’s house in Madison, Alabama. 🙂 We are so happy to be back for a visit and are really looking forward to a full week of fun with friends and family. We’re not able to get down here as often as we used to, so we’re planning to make the most of our visit and then likely crash hard once we’re back in Kansas.
Our road trip
Sadie woke up to eat about 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, so after I fed her I woke up Jamie so that we could get an early start like we’d planned (we had 801 miles ahead of us!) We’d packed the car the night before, so all we had to do was throw clothes on, grab the girls, and hit the road. We didn’t have to wake up Hadley though. She heard us moving around, so she flew out of bed, grabbed her little owl suitcase (with all the toys that she was in charge of packing), and went straight to the car. We’d promised her that she could spend the day watching Finding Dory on her kindle, so she was eager to go!
Traveling with our crew is always chaos. Always. Every time we arrive at our destination we’re always slap-happy, exhausted, as well as apologizing for how disheveled we all look. This time, thankfully, was different. For the first time in the history of ever, we were all in good shape when we pulled into the driveway. Sadie was happy because I fed her frequently (though she did use the last 10 minutes to holler, but whatever), Hadley was happy because she’d had a day full of snacks and movies, and Jamie was happy because XM Radio was running their two-week free trial that allowed him to listen to football all day.
All of our stops were productive and quick, including our dinnertime stop in Nashville for a couple of hot bagel sandwiches. Brueggar’s Bagels was kind enough to send along a gift card to use during our travels to try out some of their new seasonal sandwich options, so our bellies were full and happy as we plowed through the last 120 miles.
I did a few hours of driving but spent most of the trip keeping Sadie (and sometimes Hadley) entertained in the back seat. Can’t complain. I really love my girls!
Our co-pilot nailed his routine job of being a lazy, sleepy chug. He also did a great job of cleaning up Hadley’s spilled snacks, per his usual.
I’ll still be making some time to blog this week since we have some extra hands with the girls. Can’t wait to share some pics from last week’s military ball on here tomorrow!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo