I’m Ba-aack! – Frugal Novice

I’m Ba-aack!

I missed out on this week’s Menu Plan Monday because we were on the road! We went on a whirlwind road trip up to Illinois this past weekend to help celebrate my grandma’s 90th birthday! We got to spend time with her, my parents, brother, uncle, aunt and some other family too. It was great to see everyone and we are so glad we got to be a part of such a special occasion.

All in all we drove a little over 2,000 miles between Thursday afternoon and Monday evening. We are glad to be off the road! It mostly went really well thanks to snacks and the DVD player. Brian and I played a rousing game of “My father owns a grocery store, and in his store he sells…” Yep, we’re cool!

I thought I’d share some photos from our trip, since I’m too tired to write much more! :)

J occupied himself by playing games on my phone. He was apparently really focused on it!

C enjoyed his meal at Taco Cabana!

I let J draw for a little bit and turned around to find this. :)

C was just a little too tired to make it through a trip to the store & fell asleep sitting up!

My grandma blowing out her candles. The boys call her Gigi (G.G. = Great Grandma).

The boys with Gigi!

The road trip really went smoother than we could have hoped, but I thought I’d share a little video with you to give you insight as to how the end of our trip was… You can’t see much, but you can hear J whining and C letting me know what he’d really rather be doing.

Yup, good to be off the road. :)

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  • Jennifer July 12, 2011 at 1:16 am

    On one trip back from Colorado when the boys were younger, I was letting them color with markers. We stopped in Amarillo and the boys had colored all over themselves. No wonder they were so quiet.

  • Charla @ Healthy Home Blog July 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

    We had such an awesome time! I watched the video and laughed. :)

  • blueviolet July 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Glad you had a great trip, but that was a looooooooooong road trip!

  • LIly July 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Looks like you had a great trip! We recently traveled from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee with a 2 year old and a 9 month old… And you are right about snacks and DVD players! :)