We went. We played. We drove home. Sounds pretty simple, but the reality of getting our family of five somewhere, let alone somewhere at the same time as the other 7 members of our extended family is a pretty significant feat and now, days after our most excellent vacation, I am still exhausted and sleepy and have very sore feet.
When we all finally settled on a date for our Disneyland adventure, the countdown began. In the days leading up to our vacation, the boys were more crazy than if Christmas were impending. And, after a very slow start on day one, I really never thought we'd get on the road.
Rather than a travelogue, as I'm apt to do, the next few blog posts will just hit a few highlights of the trip. There is just too much detail to ever try and write it all down.
So, let's commence the highlights.
We left on Thursday, October 6 in the evening. The boys had to attend school, Ross work, and of course, there was a soccer game that Elliott needed to play in. We waivered for the whole week as to whether or not we should go to the soccer game or just get on the road. But, we decided yes to soccer and a very late start. It was the better decision. Elliott played an excellent soccer game. His team squeaked out a win. We got dinner and then headed on our way with the goal to spend the night in Mesquite.
After a (thankfully) uneventful drive south we caught up to my parents, passed them, and all ended up staying in the same hotel for the night. Quinn slept on a bed I made him on the floor and Elliott and Wyatt shed exhausted tears as they drifted off to sleep lamenting the fact that they were sharing a bed.