Family Of Eyres

Family of Eyres
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Getting Ready to travel is Half the Battle!

You would think, with all of the packing I have done over the almost 10 years of my relationship with Willie, I would have learned to pack lightly.
And, most years, I have done so well.
I don't think this year was one of them.
We are gone for less than 3 months, yet, I packed up 6 suitcases and 1 playpen for our trip out here.
I also shipped 2 boxes.
However, this is the first year we haven't shipped our car out, full of our stuff. So, I am justifying my horrendous packing with that little fact.
And, the fact that I packed for myself and 3 young children.

Getting ready for a summer away is really quite the task. I had to clean our house in Florida top to bottom, because I need to come home to a clean house.

I had to set up mail forwarding for some of our mail. I needed to get our house sitter in place to keep an eye on things. I had to make sure our alarm was working correctly. I needed to "hurricane-proof" our outdoors, which meant bringing all patio furniture and toys inside the house.
I even had to clean out our garage so that our car could fit. (News couldn't ft anyhow! Glad I wasted time with that.)
I had to attend school meetings to discuss the year's progress with each child and the home-school plans for our oldest when we are away.
I had to ship our furry family member out to California and plan for a kennel for him to stay while Willie was on the road.
I had tests to take and assignments to complete for my college course I am currently taking.

So, I am exhausted but so happy to be here with my hubby! Being together as a family is so nice and so important.


MegnHarry said...

Yay! Sooooo glad y'all are with Willie! It makes everything so much better and I know the kids are ecstatic!

Samantha B said...

Wow you seem really busy! Good luck! I am sure you are excited to see Willie!

Dustin and Carrie..... said...

I think 6 suitcases and 2 shipped boxes was great!!! You should've seen what all I sent with Dustin and what all I brought with me and the kids to Korea. I have never been a light packer though so this year was definitely a change for us.


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