Anyway, I said all of that to say, that it is a good thing my sister and I love being with each other, because we are getting ready to take another trip. Yes, we just got back from a weeks worth of vacation with the whole family. Yes, we were all cooped up in two vans for hours. Yes, we are sick of gas station bathrooms. Yes. Yes. Yes. However, we love each other so very much, we are willing to go another round!
Actually, we are just going on what we call every summer our "road trip." Which in my family it basically means we are going to see the grandparents. Every summer, since my kids were babies, we would load them up in the car/van, say goodbye to the dads and stop as many times as we want between my house and my parent's house. Sometimes we go and do fun things, like the zoo, theme parks, Chucky Cheese, and sometimes we just "chill" and hang out watching movies. Whatever the agenda, we always have a good time.
This year the plan is "School supplies and clothes." You see, my sister and I live in small towns in south Arkansas that have nothing in the way of shopping. Walmart is it. I am thankful I have a Wally world, but I wish I had a few choices every once in a while too. So, we are heading to Grammy and Poohpa's house, which is about 30-40 minutes from Branson, Missouri. Can we say "OUTLET MALLS?"
I'm excited. I will need prayer, though, for my kids seem to think I'm made of money, which I am definitely NOT. I just pray I can find what we need with out robbing a bank. Can you believe how much everything goes up from year to year? Why do I have to supply Kleenex and Ziploc bags for school anyway? Next thing you know, they will want me to buy toilet paper too. The lists just gets longer every year.
Another reason I'm excited about my visit home is that it is my great aunt's birthday. She will be 99. She is one special lady and loved very much by her family. There will be a family party for her Sunday.
So, after work today, I will be loading my kids into my sister's van and we will head out for another family adventure. Don't worry, pictures will be taken and posts will be written. And prayers will be said. After all, my sister and I are going with these guys...
Too bad the aquarium gift shop didn't have the shark cages for sell. It might have come in handy.
Happy summer! :)