After 12 days on the road, we are now back in Boone!  Our little munchkin has now breathed the air of Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas.  Our journey first took us to Pickwick Lake for a long weekend, then Memphis, then Dallas, and then back to Memphis, and then back to Boone.  We learned a few things from this 40 hour road trip:

1.  When you make a packing list, don’t forget to list your camera.  What’s on the list goes into the car – and nothing else.  Sorry fans – we have no pictures from our trip to share with you at the moment (grandmothers…can you send me some digital copies?  awesome).

2.  Audio books will save your marriage and your sanity.

3.  Zoe Kate hates audio books.

4.  Zoe Kate has Bieber Fever.  Whenever she would cry in her car-seat, we would crank up some Bieber.  She would get this “twilight zone” look in her eyes and then fall right to sleep.  We’ve created a monster.

5.  It’s really hot outside when you go off of “the mountain” (we knew this…we just forgot).

6.  We wish we lived closer to family (we also already knew this, but we had such a great time and wish these visits were more frequent).  I also wish we lived closer to my extended family.  We were with my aunt, uncle, cousins and 2nd cousins at the lake.  They’re wonderful people.  I wish I could spend more time with them.

7.  Being thrown-up on by your child isn’t all that bad….yet, at least.

8.  Some iphone apps – while seemingly dorky – are addictive.  That’s a confession.

9.  Sleeping with Zoe Kate wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.  It was kind of sweet, actually.  I didn’t roll on top of her.  Success!

10.  Being away from Zoe Kate for 28 hours was a super healthy move.  Matt and I had a blast (while his parents so graciously watched ZK).

So, even though I don’t have pictures to share, I hope this list gives you a pretty good visual of our RoadTrip2k11.  Thanks for the memories.

Ok.  I have to post at least one picture.  But it’s from today.  I just love her.


2 responses to this post.

  1. She loves Baby Biebs and she’s that cute? Heartbreaker for sure.


  2. She is so cute! I’m glad you all had a great road trip!


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