Monday, March 31, 2008

We are Oklahoma Bound!

Yep, thats right.... we will be leaving tomorrow night for the big state of Oklahoma. We are driving, so it should be quite the road trip. The above picture was taken right on the border of Colorado 2 years ago when we made our last trip to Oklahoma. It was a LONG drive (30 hours from here) but we had SO much fun. I kept a road trip journal of the trip, and it really helped to pass the time. I just had a few supplies, mini scissors, mini stapler, a square stamp, a couple ink pads, a few pens, circle punch etc... nothing too extensive. I collected things from the trip, and completed page by page right on the road. It was SO rewarding to come home with a finished journal, and our trip already documented.

I already have the cover finished for this road trip, and am anxious to fill the book! I also bought a polaroid camera, and a couple packs of film. It will be so nice to be able to take a few pictures and add them directly into the book. :) I will be sure and share a few of my favorite highlights from the trip. :) Maybe I can find time tomorrow to share a sneek peek of my new book, and my previous book.

If you are planning a road trip, you really need to give this a try. It really helps pass the time, although your significant other may gripe a bit if he thinks your missing out on the scenery. Or at least mine did. :)

Many of you may be wondering WHY in the world are we planning a 30 hour long road trip across the country when I am 5 mos pregnant? Well, that is a very good question... but I do have a good answer! :) My husband's family lives in Oklahoma, and it has been 2 years since we took a trip out to see them. He comes from a fairly large family of girls, and it isnt nearly as easy to coordinate they're time off work/school etc. I have 2 new (well new to me!) nieces I am excited to see for the first time. One of them is my niece/cousin. Let me explain... My husband's brother married my first cousin! When they're baby was still pretty little, I heard she had a shocking resemblance to our little girl. I cant wait to get pictures of all the little ones together. :)

We DID consider flying, but it was going to be about the same price... and I hear flying actually isnt as comfortable when your pregnant... not being able to put your feet up, trying to "squeeze" in between the seats to make it back to that sardine can... um... bathroom. Besides, we also have family and friends in Colorado so getting to see them along the way is a bonus!

So, the store will be temporarily closed April 2nd- 13th. While I will still be able to check and (hopefully) respond to my e-mail/etsy convos, any orders placed will be shipped the day after I get back, Tuesday April 15th. We are taking Jaydons new laptop, but it appears as though Clearwire internet service is few and far between in Oklahoma... so I am not too sure if we will get service at his sisters. I can still check my e-mail via my cell phone, but I am not sure if I will be able to respond. If you need to get a hold of me, your welcome to try! :)
The packing is almost done, and the Avalanche is almost loaded. We went to the grocery store and loaded up on snacks, beef jerky, energy drinks, and frappucino's for the one allowed to have caffeine....and TONS of bottled water for me. Hoping that will save a little of money compared to buying something everytime we stop. As tempting as it is.

Well, if I cant find time to post tomorrow... Have a great week everyone! Wish me luck!


JanelleGrace said...

How fun! I hope it is a great road trip. My sister and I would always drive from Pullman to the coast of Washington and those six-seven (and one time when there was that horrible storm a few years ago and the news said to drive only if it was neccessary- ten hours!!!) were not fun. Sorry for putting an entire sentence in the middle of a sentence, I type like I talk.

Laura said...

How fun! I aboslutely LOVE long road trips...we just drove 20 hours to Florida a couple weeks ago.
Your on the spot journal is such a great idea! I really wish I would've thought of something like that!

Beth said...

It was great to see you guys!!! Hope you are having a great time in Oklahoma!!!!