Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Anticipation

Around here, when it's time to get ready for our annual trek to Colorado, we have a saying:

"Anticipation is half the fun!"

It might be more than half.

Because picking out "junk food" and packing our favorite clothes. . . Buying our one new DVD for the car and choosing which games to take. . . Cleaning out the van, washing the windows, filling it up with gas (which we never do anymore!). . . Charging the camera batteries and phones, picking a book to read on the way.

It's all great fun.

The truth is, once we get there, it's pretty much the same as home.

By the time everyone has breakfast and gets ready for the day, we might fit in a short hike before lunch. Then we take naps and about then we have to start dinner. After dinner everyone needs a bath from playing in the dirt all day, and then we might have time for a game before bed. And of course we go to the store a lot.

See? Just like home.

Except cooler.

And with prettier scenery.

And more cousins.

Truly, the anticipation is getting to us! Good thing we leave tomorrow!

Happy Tuesday!
(Cousins Colorado Trip '07)

10 comments:

mom2camo said...

Have a great trip!! I know what you mean about vacation being just like being at home....same duties in a different location! At least there is a change of scenery!

Anonymous said...

You will greatly enjoy the companionship of your wonderful family. Have FUN.............


Beardog's Mom

Daisy Girl said...

How fun to have so many cousins! Have a great trip!

dmj said...

Having just been to Kansas and back I understand the fun and yet the change. The children love picking out the fun food to eat on the trip and having more and more who can pack on their own is a great deal of help! Have a great time with family. Talk when you get back!

Ariel said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Chaotic, but fun! And with that many cousins, no one needs to play alone!! Awesome fun!

The Anderson Zoo said...

Enjoy your trip. I know getting everything ready can be a pain but it is all worth it.
What a great family.

Corrie said...

I hope you have a marvelous week! :-)

Daisy Girl said...

I don't know why I keep checking your blog,.... I guess I keep hoping you will check in and let us know you made it okay..... and I've also just got a bad habit of checking you blog....obviously I don't have enough housework to do or something.....

Jo said...

Are these all cousins? Really? Whoa! Thats alot of paper plates and capri suns sister! Bless you.

Cindy said...

How fun! I love family get-togethers! Any new ones since last year? Is this everyone or are there any missing? Fun, fun, fun! :)