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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In Which Mom and the Littles Take a Road Trip


Welcome to the Homemaking Party! A couple weeks ago, I mentioned I had a secret. Well, instead of coming to you from my home here in NW Arkansas, I was actually writing you all from a motel in eastern Colorado! Liam, Kynthia, Brenna, and I made an 8-day, 4,000 mile road trip to Oregon and Utah to see most of my family and some of Jamie's. I didn't want to tell anyone until I got home since Lynzie and Michael were home with the other kids during the days while Jamie was working. It was a great trip---but exhausting! The kids did great---but I don't think I'll be up for that again any time soon. Ha! This picture is our first day on the road in central Kansas.


Here we are the second day in Wyoming. Ha!! We found snow!


The second night, the kids were getting pretty homesick so we Skyped with the family back home.

Once we got to Oregon, things got easier as the kids were distracted by family and fun. Here they are with a whole bunch of cousins they met for the first time!

After a few days in Oregon, we went on to Utah to meet new baby Sammy, my first nephew. My brother and sister in law took us to Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. The kids loved feeding the Koi and seeing all the gorgeous landscaping. My favorite part was the Secret Garden---complete with wooden doors and a pretty fountain. 

On the way home, GPS took us through all the neat landscape of northern Utah and the Colorado Rockies. I'd never been through any of these places before so it was super neat to see it all!

We were beyond relieved to be home, though. We're a pretty tightly-knit family and it's hard separating and going our different ways. We celebrated Saturday with a trip to a baseball park here in town, as well as a picnic and a hike. More on that later!

Thanks for stopping by the Homemaking Party! I'm excited to see what you've got to share!

20 comments:

  1. I love this!! The story and pictures of the grand adventure are is wonderful! Thanks for letting us peek into it! I always enjoy my stops here! Glad you made it home safely! Blessings on you and your family! Pam

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  2. Sarah, what lovely memories you created for your family! A great trip for all. Thankyou for the lovely linkup. Mimi xxx

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  3. Awww what sweet photos and a fun trip. :) Always good to be home though!

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  4. Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the party. It's always nice to get back to home but, glad you had the chance to meet your nephew & visit. Lovely photos!

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  5. Sarah,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! Sounds like you had a great trip!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. I'm so glad you had a nice trip AND got to see snow! ;) We didn't get as much of it here in South Dakota as we typically do. Thank you for hosting! Now I'm off to check out a few links.
    ~Heather aka HoJo~

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  7. Great photos! Looks like a wonderful time! Our family misses each other when apart, too.

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  8. Looks like fun!! I love road trips. You weren't too far from our neck of the woods (Billings, MT) Exhausting as it was, I am sure it was a memorable experience for you and the kiddos! :-)

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  9. What a gorgeous view and good family fun!

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  10. Thanks so much for hosting the party.

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  11. Thanks so much for hosting the party.

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  12. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! I try so hard to never miss it. We would love to see you at our party that goes until Friday @ 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! I try so hard to never miss it. We would love to see you at our party that goes until Friday @ 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

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  14. So excited for your trip. Sounds like you had fun :-) Thank you for the party!

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  15. Love the trip pictures!!! We lived in Odgen, Utah for two years and I loved going to Thanksgiving Point. The rose gardens were beautiful. Your mountain pictures brought back memories too. We now live in the Portland, Oregon area so I know that route well. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Sarah, what a beautiful family and how brave to take a road trip with 3 little ones! Thanks for inviting me to linkup and for visiting me today. I look forward to getting acquainted with your site. Blessings! Donna

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Sarah. Have a nice weekend!...Christine

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  18. What a wonderful opportunity, but I'll bet you're glad to be home!

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