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.
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