Saturday, September 4, 2010

Where to Start?

Where to start?

It was a really long trip. California to Virginia with two preschoolers and a carsick dog makes for a long road trip - if anyone was wondering.

We drove, and drove...

... and drove...

Are you getting the general idea yet?

Even Daisy was bored.

Basically, it's a really boring drive until you get to Kentucky.

The highlights were:



Daddy even tried to get the bubs to roll down a hill...

(Which they thought was super cool. However, there was NO WAY they were going to try it themselves.)

Rest stops!

And (of course) the Giant Groundhogs...

(Okay, so it was a million degrees there and the bubs were less than impressed, but how often do you get to say "giant groundhogs" in your lifetime?)

I'm still glad for the experience. Going to places I'd never been to before, and seeing things that I'd only seen in movies (even it was only some salt flats and a whole lot of desert.

We've been in Virginia for a month now, and it still seems a little surreal. Our days are slowly gaining a rhythm. Dan's family is wonderful and has been terribly accommodating. The bubs are happy to be at Grandma's and Grandpa's. With Dan newly re-employed, and G-Ma and G-Pa at work every day, too... The bubs and I are stretching our VA wings a bit.

With so many people out of work and losing everything, how can I be anything but grateful for this opportunity? We're lucky, and there are so many who are not fairing nearly as well.

I miss you girls so much though... We all do.



  1. The biggest thing, for me, was how EMPTY the country is! I mean... REALLY. All this hoo-hah about how the country's getting too overpopulated, and how we're running out of room... those people are out their damn minds. With a few exceptions, we spent the first three or four days (it's all a blur) going through monstrous basin after monstrous basin. After the first FIVE or so, all you feel is let down the next time you top another crest and see ANOTHER massive valley sprawled in front of you. All I can think in retrospective is: The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain... and all he could see was the other side of the damn mountain. That was us. Heh.

  2. Thank you so much for making this, you guys!

    I love the pictures. The boys are soooo adorable!

    I miss you guys a lot. I just got the boys feet tracings in the mail and I can't wait to get started on their socks!