...in our favorite rocket ship, zooming through the sky...
Don't I wish.
You mommies out there will probably recognize the Little Einsteins jingle I just quoted. You mommies will also be able to commiserate with me when I tell you that I am hitting the road at six a.m. with three little boys in a minivan rather than a rocket.
Our minivan is heading to Logandale, Nevada tomorrow. Then to St. George, Utah. Then to Mesa, Arizona. Then to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Then back to Colorado Springs, Colorado. If you're counting miles, that's a little over 2,000.
Why, you ask, am I traveling by myself with three crazy boys in the middle of the summer to the Hottest Places on Earth?
Because I love my family. And I can't wait to spend time with them.
The boys haven't been to Logandale for 16 months and I know they'll love it there (if we don't melt). For Gavin, this trip will be a first. I'll get to see a dear Oregon friend in the middle of our journey, and then wish my brother well before he starts his two-year mission for our church. I'll get to see nieces and nephews, hug my sisters, rub a pregnant belly (if Rachel lets me), and see my newly skinny brother.
So, bring on the 115-degree heat, nine a.m. popsicles, and public pools. We're all about Grandma's trampoline and Granny's play room.
There's no place like home except Grandma's.