Well, here we are! On our 1st ‘cash vacation’!
WEDNESDAY May 25th- We barely got any sleep last night because there were tornado/thunderstorm warnings. We had to wake up early enough to leave by 4:15am. Nicole got to our house right at 4:15. We left a little late, but it didn’t affect us that much. Jared drove us to the airport and Nicole drove our truck back. My plan was to get sonic for breakfast with our giftcards but sonic is not open at 5am! DOH! So I choked down a ripe banana to tide me over. Jaidan woke up as we got to the airport.
Check-in and security went SO SMOOTHLY! Especially for Jared, he’s always the one that holds us up. 🙂 We got on the plane right at 6:15am. Jaidan was looking out the window and did real good during takeoff and the flight.
Luckily I’m still nursing so I was able to do that during takeoff and he actually went back to sleep. Jared read his book while I kept dozing off. We arrived to Newark Int. airport at 11:30. We had some overpriced piece of pizza because we were starving. We walked around the airport a little. It was a lot bigger than Jared thought it was. Our layover was almost 2 hours so that was a good break to let Jaidan play and run around on the carpet for a bit. Of course we packed his shoes so we couldn’t let him run around too much! He did so good though! Thankfully we had his little stroller. The 2nd plane was much smaller! I think there were 12 rows total and we were row 9! Jaidan started out a little ansy before we took off but did great the remainder of the flight!
We did real good with packing. I picked out all of my outfits and then Jared coordinated his outfits with mine and then we picked Jaidan’s outfits from there. I got our outfits from each day and put them in ziploc bags. That way each day we just grab a bag and our outfits are already picked out! Nerdy? haha.
So we checked in 3 suitcases and a carseat. That was $78 for the 3 bags and the car seat was free. Then for our carry-on I had 1 bag, diaper bag, Jaidan’s new little puppy back-pack laptop bag, camera bag, & stroller. It worked out well!
We got to the airport at 3pm where my cousin Jessica was waiting for us!! I haven’t seen her in 4 years! She actually goes to school and lives in an apt in NYC but she is home for a week. yay! It was about an hour ride to my aunt and uncles house.
We were welcomed by Kendall and Corey and my aunt Cindy got home from work about an hour later! And btw, this is the first time our luggage has made it to the airport with us!! YAY!!
I’m so glad to be here! I LOVE the scenery and the smell of the grass and trees! It’s SOOO perfect!! This is the perfect vacation to me. Staying out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by God’s awesome creation. Seeing family, but not really having any huge plans. I especially love not hearing Jared say he’s got to work. Although I know at some point he may have to do something.
We had ribs for dinner that A. cindy cooked on the grill. We also had some stuff that the Schwanns guy brought like pretzel bites filled with cream cheese & fried green beans. MMmmm they were so yummy!
My aunt cleaned out Coreys room for us and bought new pillows. She got a pack and play for Jaidan to sleep in and bought a couple toys too that Jaidan loves to play with!