Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Packing, packing, unpacking...trying to pack...




Wow, do I ever have a lot of help!! I pack, Gracie unpacks, I place in suitcase, Gracie empties drawers...I shove remaining clothes in drawers realizing that in 3 years clothing may stay folded. For now, it just gets thrown on the floor, smushed somewhere, even found in the garbage can! I don't remember our other kids being such DISASTERS around the house. Did I forget? Am I just too old to keep up? Or were they perfect children??




I have no words to even describe the level of excitement in Selah's heart right now. She is blown away that she won't have to go to school, Dad won't have to work (how will we have any money, she asks), it's going to be HOT--yippee!--AND we get lots of snacks. Mainly she is thrilled that we are going to be with our whole family for 10 days! Our whole family!! Could it get any better than that?? We'll let you know...




We are driving to Florida--from Iowa--with five kids--one of them is two! Gracie had never been given the go-ahead to fly until last month. By then, we couldn't find a great deal on flights, so we are packing up the Suburban and going to enjoy some close quarters. If our family grows any more, we are going to need a BUS!




Well, my brief moment of quiet is over...Gracie is pounding on the locked door!


Better run...


Gayle




4 comments:

Don and Be said...

Gayle, it sounds like Gracie likes to do the same things as JMei! We are so excited that you and the family are coming to Orlando. Can't wait to meet everyone. Selah looks like she is so happy. You are brave to make the trip by car, but hey, it will be a piece of cake compared to the trip to and from China.

Be and Don

Anita said...

AAAHHH.....sounds like this WILL be fun in many, many ways!! Can't wait to see the upcoming pics and hear about the drive!! ;) Enjoy your family time, the warm weather, the sand and beach and most of all the smiles of your children. Say hi to my son who is down there too!! :) Love ya!

Terry said...

Woooohooooo! love those extented family trips in the car! But Wow! Florida from Iowa...you guys are truly bravel But the one thing I love about the car, you will do alot of talking with one another. At least we do. At least when there isn't any screaming....

Enjoy yourselves! And check in to let us know about your adventure...where in Florida are you going?

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful trip, Opp family! We just love the pictures of Selah and the family. Selah looks like she won the lottery in every single picture of her. Pure joy!
:-)
Mel