Monday, July 20, 2009

Making Mom Proud

Our HUGE family vacation is fast know, the one where we put a 5 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old into a van and drive clear across the country. Ya, the one that Map Quest indicates takes 51 hours and 12 minutes (one way, not including washroom breaks, sanity checks, false washroom breaks, WW3 diversions, playground stops, middle-of-no-where-stops, traffic jams, bad weather, ferry wait times and whatever other types of stops a young family is forced to take in a 4602.46 KM/ 2860 mile car ride). Ya. That one.

Anyways, my mom (who gives Martha Stewart a run for her money in many areas) is a woman of lists, organization and efficiency. While, in daily life, her mutant gene hardly wears off on me, it does when I am vacation planning. I make lists of lists, I stay organized and well prepared.

So, I am happy to report, that while we are still a week from departure, packing and organizing is coming along.

I have a spread sheet that includes 234 rows and almost half of those have little check marks. COMPLETED. PACKED. READY. (I am not sure if being packed or if having a spread sheet of 234 rows or even having room for 234 items in our van is the more impressive feat!?!??!??!)

Yep, while one can never be fully prepared for a epic, crazy-a$$ trip of this sort, I am doing my very best!

Madigan, or line item 154, packed!


Kat said...

Ooooo. I am a big list maker. Especially on trips. And a trip of this magnatude definitely needs a list. Well done!

Great pic too! :)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Love lists! And I am so excited!!!! Can't wait to see you! I need to know approximately when to expect you guys, because we are headed west next month for a week, but no fixed date yet.
Thinking of you often, miss blogging!

A Buns Life said...

have a great trip!!

Tara R. said...

51 hours?!?!? That's insane. Good luck! I hope you have a safe and fun trip.