We're going on our big Family Reunion summer vacation! And I've been stalking the weather forecast, and it looks like it's going to be HOT! *happy dance* I'm ready for some crazy heat that lasts more then 3 days in a row.
Only problem is, I've got tons to do before we leave, and the pressure is starting to set it! I keep telling myself, it's a couple crazy days of prep, but by this time next week, I will be in full relaxation mode. Probably eating pie (among other incredible things!) and enjoying ice cold beers in the back yard. (I can't wait!)
One of my issues though, is I'm NOT a good packer. I always want to bring everything. I'm the one that travels with my own pillow. I always bring my own shampoo and conditioner, and most of the contents of my vanity. (Think every hair styling product I own. The majority of my rather large makeup collection, lotions, etc). I always want to bring enough clothes to last me twice as long as we're actually gone.
I realize I have to calm my ass down a little, and cut way back this time. We are only allowed to bring luggage 3 items to check, and one of those items needs to be Growly Bear's car seat. So this means, that THREE of us have to share TWO suitcases!
If you know anything about me, you know that Growly Bear has an incredible clothes collections consisting of many adorable things. I have no idea how I'm going to contain myself from bringing everything she owns! Honestly, when we go down town for 25 minutes, her diaper bag is packed so that we could go through a drought, a snow storm, a monsoon, and an earthquake and she'd be just fine. So how I'm going to pack for her for two weeks away from home, I seriously have no idea.
Luckily we can use the "sky cart" thing for the stroller as we board the plane, so we don't have to use up a valuable checked luggage spot for that! So that's a bonus!
Not too long ago, you used to be allowed 2 checked bags each, and my husband and I always brought those 4 bags no matter where we went! And that was when it was just the 2 of us... and no car seat! So we'll have to see how this goes...
I keep telling myself, this will be a good "exercise" for me, and hopefully I can learn from it so that when it comes time to pack for Mexico in a few months, I will know hot not to go overboard!
Plus, as I've mentioned a couple times before (in my list of Fun Facts and here), I don't fly well without prescription drugs and liquor. So we'll see how this goes considering I feel like I should try to keep myself in a somewhat responsible state due to the fact that we're traveling with a 14 month old...
This busy momma better sign off for now and got get my day started.
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