Oh goodness. Our house is a mess. There are laundry piles in every room. We haven't put any of the kids clothes away since we moved in (we only own one dresser! And now we have three rooms...). I could go on and on.
So what does a perfectly reasonable person do? Pretend the mess isn't there and go on a mini vacation to watch her little brother graduate from LAW SCHOOL! Duh.
On Friday morning at about 5:30 in the morning we got Connor and Izzy up (Aiden flew - so we let him sleep in) and ate breakfast and the kids and I got all settled for our 9-hour drive. Connor and me before getting in the car:
My mom and sister flew with Aiden (that had been our plan for several weeks - because my mom so GRACIOUSLY offered to take one kid to help relieve my drive). I can't tell you what a difference it is only having two kids. It is 100% manageable. And, honestly, it doesn't even matter which child is gone. I wonder if that's what people with four or more kids think about having only three kids. Ha!
Here are a few pictures of Aiden's journey. It was his very first plane ride and I am soooo bummed I couldn't be there with him for it. But I'm happy he is so loved by my family!
Grandfather and Aiden at the airport:
From left to right: My mom, Aiden, Colin, Valerie, Rebecca, Jake, and My Dad (my sister took the photo):