First of all.... GRRR! I am seriously bummed that I messed up on my posting. I had every intention of taking a laptop with us so that I could post while away for the weekend. Obviously that did not happen. So let me start way back on Friday night and catch you up. (Maybe an insanely long post that can count as three?)
Friday: Getting ready to head up to Idaho for the weekend for Tiffany and Steven's baby blessing.
I have known for three weeks or so that we are going on this trip. So Friday morning I started doing the laundry that I needed to pack that afternoon. And the kids were so excited that somebody asked me when we would be leaving every 20 minutes, starting at 10:27 am. Long story short, by the time Brian got home I was a basket case and still trying to pack. An hour after he was home and by which we should have been on the road.... I think my exact words were, "I don't even care! If we forgot anything we can run to the store!" Looking back, that was an eerily prophetic statement.
At 6:30 we finally are loaded up in the car and on our way out of town. We drove for exactly 7 1/2 minutes, then stopped at Wal-mart for some snacks and some McD's for dinner. Twenty minutes later we hit the road again, and had to ask Jacob ten times in as many minutes to please not turn on the car light in the back while we were driving. He so badly wanted to read his book so Brian decided we should stop and get a couple of book lights (one for Jake and one for me) instead of fighting the issue for the next three hours. We tried two other stores with no luck and then stopped at the next Wal-mart. $5 book lights, score!
After that it was (mostly) smooth sailing all the way up to Idaho Falls. Unfortunately our late start meant we rolled into town after 11 pm and went straight to the hotel. Our girls had slept most of the drive so they were not too pleased to be woken up and dragged through the freezing cold into the hotel. And then once in the room it took forever to get them ready for bed and settled down. I then got to get myself ready for bed and discovered I did indeed forget something. The grown-up's toothpaste. I mentally shrugged, brushed my teeth with disgustingly sweet bubble fruity sparkly stuff and decided that would be the first order of business the next morning. And as luck would have it our hotel was right next to... you guessed it, a Wal-mart. ( I don't know. I guess we are just living right...) The second thing we discovered that I forgot was the laptop, and by the time Brian figured out that I could post from his phone, I was sound asleep.
Saturday: Getting ready at the hotel.
We woke up, eager to get over to Tiffany's house and see that new baby. As we starting getting ready I realized that in addition to the toothpaste and laptop I had also forgotten my razor, any form of hair styling products, and I packed exactly one pair of socks for my girls. We got ready as best we could and then I ran next door to the Wal-mart for an assortment of travel sized toiletries and a bag of socks. Tiffany called to see if we were on our way and asked if I would mind grabbing her a bunch of cilantro.
We spent the rest of the day at Tiffany and Steven's, visiting and letting the girls play. Evie couldn't get enough of holding baby Morgan! Every time she held him he would fall asleep so Tiffany started to call her "the baby whisperer". Evie just ate it up.