We just got back from our trip, and I could't be more proud of my family. We made it hrough our trip, safe and sound. We packed too many snacks, and brought half of them home. The upside-we didn't eat out at all this trip! I was amazed, we even skipped out on having brunch out this morning. We weren't let down at all-we ate good food-just packed it ourselves, or bought food at the grocery store and cooked it somewhere else. The boys entertained themselves most the time, given they were in the car A LOT this trip-w/ toys, books, snacks, and plenty of breaks. My main success- we survived w/o a DVD player. My SIL asked me if I was going to buy one since we do so many trips, but really-we had more interesting conversations, the boys discovered the world around them, and I think its a complete waste of money. Now my own reward for completing this trip was to treat ourselves to brunch this week. We made it through, w/ flying colors. However, I'm resolved to make it through the next 12 days eating at home. We can do it-the end is in sight, and I'm determined not to give up.
The day is half over, and we're going to relax the rest of the day. Thanks to some great planning on our parts, we don't have to worry about dinner tonight or tomorrow (planned easy meals forthe next couple of days, so we could recuperate in peace :) ) Enjoy your Sunday everyone!