Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Road Trip...What, Mama's Sick?

Finally, our first family road trip! The bags were packed, the car was loaded...very loaded, and we headed for central Texas. We arrived at Uncle Matt's in the early afternoon, which gave us plenty of time to visit and cook dinner. Kennedy quickly showed Uncle Matt that his house was not baby-proofed, but we appreciate his efforts. As soon as Kennedy crawled and pulled herself up onto his coffee table, she popped a penny in her mouth. Brian leapt up from the couch and swooped the penny out of her mouth in the blink of an eye. 

I began suffering from allergies shortly after arriving at Uncle Matt's. I thought allergies were the extent, but unfortunately during the night fever and vomiting set in. The only thing worse than being sick is being sick on a trip with 2 babies; Brian immediately had to jump into super daddy mode. I was available to answer any of his questions, but I didn't want to take a chance of the kids catching this bug. Once we arrived at Aunt Gigi's, Brian had plenty of help with the babies while I was recovering thanks to: Yea-Yea, Aunt-T, Aunt Gigi, Uncle Matt, Uncle Chuck, and cousin Hannah.

Luckily I was feeling much better today and I have been fever free since last night! Drake and Kennedy have had a wonderful visit with the Gilstrap side of the family. They have also experienced their 1st time with deer. One of the deer even licked Kennedy's toe! We had a nice family dinner out by the lake...lots of family and lots of love!!! 


  1. I love the pictures of the babies. Kennedy has always been so expressive but I notice much more expression lately in Drakes pictures. I love the first on of him you posted. He looks so happy to see someone or something.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. I just love your post. I love seeing pictures of the babies.
    So happy you are feeling better.