Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Months Worth..In One Post!

Please Please Please don't fall asleep on me.
This one is going to give you grey hair and carpel tunnel from scrolling so much!
My apologies in advance and you can send the doctor bills to Mimi LOL!!!

Yes, we were on a 10 day road trip filled with good times, bad times, funny times and screaming at the top of our lungs times....ahhh!!!

We visited:

Chicago IL, Williamsburg VA, Washington D.C., Baltimore MD, Detroit MI, home to Minneapolis.

Now, onto the photos!!!

We enjoyed the Star spangled banner by the fife and drums, a reading of the declaration of Independence and the Largest American Flag in the United States was hung.

It was very hot outside but we enjoyed learning about all of things that people did in 1876.

Next destination...Washington D.C.







Our next stop was to visit our old neighbors who moved to Baltimore. Receiver and their little guy really hit it off and they missed each other. It was soo fun to catch up with them!
Here are a couple of the pics...


And look at this big girl...she is turning two in just a couple of days and I can't believe how big she is...Isn't she just sweet?
Then it was onto my hometown of Detroit, Michigan. We had a great visit with my family and of course my IRL cousin Mimi and her family opened up their home to allow us to invade! Thanks to them for all the laughs over 2 days...most of which came from Receiver and Stunt Man..those 2 are turkeys ;) But let me just say that Actress and Model are growing up soo fast and are just the most adorable things...Man, tight end really needs to have a girl!!! ;)

We loved spending time with them. The men took the kiddos (minus stunt man) to the baseball game and the girls (Mimi, Stacey and me) went for a Mexican dinner and some shopping...Thanks ladies! It was a blast!
Here are a couple of my favorites...


Stunt Man & Receiver + Cheesy Grins = 2 really interestingly fun days!!!


Our final stop on the road trip was to our Best Friends house in Chicago. We see them several times a year but we enjoy ourselves every time. They are our family and we can just hang out and do a little bit of this with them...


And now, consider yourself totally caught up. Let's just pretend that this was NOT for me who absolutely needed to document this!!! LOL

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35 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Looks like a great trip. Loved all the pictures. SO glad you had a great time.

Alicia said...

Tara..those were all great pictures! What a blessing to have been able to go to so many places and to spend time w/ friends and family!!!

The Real Me! said...

It was a great post. Loved catching up with you! LOL.
And the pictures were gorgeous. The monument pictures where the best! Did you take those?
HUGS
Kim

Joan said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Great pictures, too.

Blessings

Lara said...

You were in MY part of the country and you didn't call? LOL!
It looks like you had a wonderful time and those pictures are great!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

great pictures... looks like you had a great trip

Kameron said...

I even took a deep breath at the beginning, but it wasn't that long!! You did a great job of summarizing! It looks like a good time. You left out the not so good parts, but I bet you're saving those for a not me post or something!! ;o)

Miti said...

Awwww, Tarah, that was a great post! And I didn't even get carpel tunnel or fall asleep once. So glad you ended up having a great time, no thanks to those tires. The pictures are great too! I love the one of you, Mimi, and Stacey!

Btw, I sent you a message on FB. Email isn't working again.

Jennifer W. said...

Wow! What an amazing trip. We want to take the kids to DC-soon! How cool that you got to do Williamsburg too. And your pictures were fantastic!! Glad things got better after the tire incident. :)
Jen

E @ Scottsville said...

Looks like y'all had a fantastic trip. Loved ALLLLL of the pictures. It didn't put me to sleep at all. =0)

Glad to have you back in E&E though. I was tired of seeing roadsigns!!!

Karin said...

Wow, what a great trip! Glad you had a great time and welcome back.

Stephanie said...

I told Mimi the same thing but I had no idea you guys were related! Awesome!!!!

Loved all the pictures and looks like you guys had an absolutely wonderful time!!!!!!

Tracy P. said...

Tarah, you are crazier with the driving than we are!! We are hitting Chicago and Detroit on ours in a couple of weeks--Comerica Park here we come! So is that Mickey at the park? I want that pic!

Awesome stuff here! I love how you can look back at the pics of just the good stuff and later on forget about the crabby days. ;-)

Any suggestions for Chicago or Detroit???

Sonya said...

Welcome back!Looks like a great time was had. Travelling with kids has it's stressful moments but the memories you are making as a family are priceless.I'm sure it was nice to see friends and family too,although it makes you a little melancholy that you don't get to see them more often, right??I always tear up when I leave LA...

April said...

Hi Tarah!
What a whirlwind of a trip you went on, but, oh, the memories you made that will last a lifetime! Great pictures!

christy rose said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great time! I did not know you were cousins with Mimi!
I loved the picture of the kids and the dog. I have a golden retriever too! He is almost 13. We love him so much!
Thanks for sharing your road trip! It was a great delight!
Christy

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I totally did not get tired reading this post. You got some great shots! And it looks like you made wonderful memories with your boys!

McCrakensx4 said...

Loved seeing the entire trip and I was so excited to see you! And what a yummy dinner we had! Until next time....

Beth E. said...

Welcome home! Looks like it was a great trip....loved the pics! I especially loved the pic of the boys with the dog. :-)

Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. Your post wasn't too long, at all!

He & Me + 3 said...

Awesome post. Loved the recap and also the DC pictures were sweeet. Great editing on them all. Loved the collage too.

~Laura said...

Looks like your vacation was fun.
Maybe I will see ya next time. You could have taken my parents dog. She is a crazy one.

Shana said...

Looks like y'all had an awesome vacay! Glad you are back ;0)

m.usman.latif said...

I realize it is a grate trip. The pictures are also too good. The glasses wear by the kids are looking so cute.
Dolce gabbana Eyeglasses

The Other K Wick said...

I loved hearing about your road trip and what great pictures!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Welcome home!!!!

What wonderful photos. 2 years ago we went to wmburg and DC. It was the most wonderful vacation!

Too bad you don't live in Rochester, I will be going to the Mayo Clinic in August...praying someone can help me!

I am glad you are back to blogging. Missed seeing all of those smiling faces :)

Bridget said...

Livin' vicariously through your pictures, and it looks like you all had such a good time!!!

Thanks so much for the chicken recipe, I'm definitely going to try it! :D

Tanya said...

That's so awesome, love all the pics, what a great time.

Wifey said...

Fabulous pictures! Looks like you had an awesome time. What fun!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Boybarian Dad said...

Oh there are some great pictures here.

I want to see a picture of your fascial reaction when Mr. Green joins the purple people eaters. :)

B Dad

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! You got a new baby TREE? How sweet! Did you name the tree "Touchdown"? Is his bark all soft and fluffy? Is his fur loud?

ha ha ha

Erica

Natalie said...

Whew, girl! I know the feeling!

Mocha Momma said...

What a blast you have been having. The kids look like they had so much fun.

Glad you're home safe.

Have a great week,
Nannette

heidi said...

Oh my goodness, what FUN you've had this summer!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

What an awesome summer : )

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