Pack It Up, Move It Out

We are going on vacation!


How excited are we?  VERY!!! Here’s where we are going:

oh, yeah

Martha’s Vineyard!

All I can tell you is that we are burnt crispy and soooooo ready to see some beach, follow no schedules, eat simple food, sleep in the cool, and wake up ready to do it all over again.

Sadly, to get there, there is the big ramp-up at work to slog through, bills to be paid in advance, house-watchers to talk to, not to mention packing.

Here is the running list of “what to remember to bring:” sheets, towels (beach & bath), food, WINE!!!!!!! (very important as up island where we are staying is essentially dry), clothes for everyone, beach toys, beach umbrella, stroller, a baby gate to keep Magnolia from attempting to scale the stairs in the middle of the night, a flashlight, night light, and presents for Jasper’s birthday.  That doesn’t seem so bad.  But then I remember all the OTHER THINGS: phone charger, sun block, mosquito coils, sun hats for everyone, toothpaste (3 different kinds depending on age), pull-ups, nighttime diapers, swim diapers, life jackets (in case grandma & grandpa sail over), laptop??? (Reception is not great), something to read (hahahahahaha).  I’m sure given a few more minutes I could think of many more things.  Rainy day activities, for instance, like crayons & coloring books, DVDs, etc.

Everything but the kitchen sink has to get shoved into our Jeep.

It’s a little overwhelming.

I got some inspiration from my mom’s July 22nd post over at A View From the Pier.  Her family OF ELEVEN KIDS packed up every summer and drove to their cottage on Lake Michigan.  For the whole summer.  If my grandparents could orchestrate that move, we can certainly get the four of us in order and on the road for two weeks.

The reward:




2 Responses to “Pack It Up, Move It Out”

  1. 1 Amy August 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Okay, how did I miss that you guys had a blog…and that your mom is blogging??? How fun!

  2. 2 Melisa August 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Hi, it’s Chrissy! We just started it last month after talking about it forever! Yeah, mom is blogging!! She needs encouragement, though, so if you follow her that would be great. And tell your mom and dad etc, too!

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