Saturday, May 29, 2010

First Trip to Grandma and Grandpa's House


We arrived in Austin Texas yesterday to spend a few days for the long Memorial Day weekend with Grandma and Grandpa Benedict (my parents). This is the girls first trip outside of Houston. It was a pleasant ride most of the way until Rachel got fussy towards the end of the trip since it was her bedtime. Rachel knows when it's bedtime. She is so consistent with her bedtime at 8pm. Next time we travel we will leave in the morning. It took us a while to get out of Houston since it took us a while to pack all the girls stuff plus our stuff. Having not traveled with the girls before we didn't quite expect all the stuff that we needed to bring. We sure did load the van down! We never would have been able to travel anywhere without the van. Good thing we got it. The girls things alone took almost all the space. We made it safe and sound and now are enjoying being with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and lots of cousins. The girls seem to love all the attention they are getting here in Austin. They have eight cousins who had never seen the girls. They have kept the girls entertained for the most part. This is our first trip back to Austin since the funeral of our little Ashlyn 7 months ago. We plan to go and spend a little time at the gravesides of our precious children. It will be the first time the girls will visit their siblings graveside. I know Rachel and Haley are too young to understand, but with time they will and they will always have a special connection with them even it they are not here on this earth.

11 comments:

  1. What a sweet trip. Thinking of you and all your babies...

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  2. This is wonderful! Gma and Gpa look so dear holding the little girls! What a blessing! Your family photo is perfect!What a neat family! Stansel's I love you!
    Glad you had a pleasant trip - traveling with babies IS ALWAYS a trip -- i hope its the first of many memory making jaunts!

    Love,
    Erma

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  3. We only have one little one... and I was shocked at how much I had to bring on our first plane ride across the country. WOW! Even traveling to grandma's in Louisiana is an adventure (and a car full) and grandma has lots of stuff already there for us. Congrats on fitting everything in the car... and as they get older, it will get easier and you will need less stuff. My little one is a yr old now, and we can finally see out the back of the SUV when we travel. :)

    Enjoy your visit... and dont forget to have some fun too!

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  4. Great news! I'm very happy to see that the girls are strong enough to go out of town. They look so comfortable with grandma and grandpa! I bet they had a great weekend with all the family around them. Congratulations! Thinking of you always. Love,
    Claudia

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  5. more efficient in your packing, but it will still take an inordinate amount of time to anywhere. Good luck. I'm happy you got out of the city for a while.

    Take care returning.

    Frank and Virginia

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  6. i posted the other day, i guess it wasn't accepted! Gma and Gpa and babies are perfectly delightful.
    glad you had a great trip!
    Lovies,
    Erma

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  7. I haven't read your blog in a while..wow the girl's look so healthy and strong.
    There so big what beauties they are turning into :).I'm glad you had a safe trip and that you got to visit with your family.

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  8. What a neat post and outing! Very exciting.

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