Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Road Trip

Well, we survived our first major road trip with 2 kids. We drove the 13 hours to Dallas to visit my family. It went about as well as can be expected with a potty-training toddler and a baby who doesn't really sleep in the car. I think Piper slept only 30 minutes the entire 6 hour drive the first day.

But really, it wasn't so bad. The weather was beautiful the entire way down. We drove right through Moore, Oklahoma, thankfully beating the tornado by about 12 hours. (We also drove through Moore on the way home and witnessed some of the destruction. Check out the sandwiched billboard below.)

Libby colored, played with her leap pad, and requested over and over to "play a puzzle on Mommy's Nexus." Piper chewed on a pen, ate Puffs, and sucked on an apple. Jared and I took turns sitting in the backseat entertaining the kids (it was actually more comfortable back there anyway) and driving.

Favorite picture from the drive, somewhere on the side of the road in Kansas:


  1. Oh wow- that would have been interesting driving through Moore, OK before and after the tornado. I absolutely love that picture of Libby. It is fantastic: the sunglasses, her smile, the wind in blowing her hair, and the blue sky in the background.

  2. You guys are so brave to make that drive! I'm glad it wasn't a complete disaster! I'm happy you live close enough where that drive is even an option. That is so crazy that you drove through Moore both times! Nothing like seeing destruction to make you count your blessings.