Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happily Exhausted

Well we survived the great road trip of 2010. Since we used just about every spare minute that we had on the trip, here are the highlights of Jake's first trip to Georgia:

Jake met his Great Grandaddy...

and Mawmaw Brenda who took such great care of him!

He was loved on my his cousin Avery...

and Bailey (as well as Brice and Alex who aren't pictured and lots of aunts, uncles, and more cousins)
I met up with my best friend from kindergarden to 4th grade for lunch. Neither one of us had changed a bit and it was fun to reminisce!

And then we visited the Mauney side of the family and got 4 generations together

We stayed at Uncle Bob and Aunt Karen's for a couple of nights
and hung out with our cousin Katie

We even left the kiddo home with them one night while we went on an actual date! We saw David Copperfield at the FOX Theater and then had dinner at a brewery
Where we were joined by my best friend Elizabeth... pretty much the only person who is ever allowed to crash our dates!

We visited some family landmarks including Grandaddy's "Shack"...

And the church Josh's great grandfather built

And then met up with Josh's mom, grandmother, and brother Sam in Alabama... such a happy and fun reunion!

We also had a stop at Uncle Josh and Aunt Angie's house on the way to and from Georgia, which were short but sweet.
So needless to say, we had a great time but are still recovering.
Our car survived and even hit the 200,000 mile mark on the way home! Little Jake is 11 weeks old and has now visited (or at least driven through) 10 states: Illinois, Iowa, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The poor little guy took a couple of days to recoop but was such a champ on the road!

I would love to say that things are going to calm down from here on out, but it looks like our summer is as packed as ever! In June, Josh is heading to Brazil for a mission trip and Jake and I will head to Florida to visit Gramma, Uncle Mike, Aunt Mindy, and cousin Adam. We're expecting a visit from our cousins Hillary and Brian at the end of the month, have a trip scheduled to Colorado in July, and are considering a visit to Charlotte in August if we can work it out. Not to mention that I would love to squeeze in a visit to Ohio, too, as they're the last stop on Jake's family tour 2010. Needless to say, we're in the process of car shopping to make all of this happen!

As for now though, I'm off to bed as I enjoy my very last week of maternity leave. Looks like I better get it while I can!

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