HomeMaker Pro ~Spontaneous Love!

{Mr. Man and Captain Tornado}

A couple weekends ago we told our kids to grab pj's, clean clothes and a swimsuit and get in the car. Oh and a toothbrush:) They had NO idea where we were going and FRANKLY..we only kinda new! I'm a Spontaneous Person, to a fault, Mr. Man says! It took 30 minutes and we were off on a mini vacation. A couple miles down the road we had to turn around! Forgot a few things, then we were off, again!

We stopped every couple hours to play at parks, eat, etc. My Super kids were sooooo good in the car. I'm thinking it was because they had NO idea where we were going.

By the time we got to St. George it was 8pm, yes it took 7 hours to get there! We got a hotel, had dinner, went swimming and went to bed. The next morning we ate at Denny's, the first and the last time we take 7 kids to a restaurant and let them get whatever they wanted. Haha! Spending a small fortune on breakfast was part of the experience, at least that's what we are telling ourselves.

{Mr. Man and Captain Tornado on the rock thing that has DIXIE on it}
{My Sassy Family on top of the DIXIE rock...I think you got enough of ME in the last post! See the Temple on the right? }

Did I mention, we drove into Arizona, just so my kids could stand on Arizona soil and say they've been there! I know, I know...we're AMAZING PARENTS!

We drove back into our driveway by 9pm Sunday night...it was a fast trip but worth it!

Sometimes, we need to get away and spend time with each other.


Jones Family said...

How spontaneous! Congrats on being the most awesome parents...until you make them clean up or brush their teeth!
:) Bryttin

Kathleen W. said...

That is so awesome! I want to do stuff like that when my son gets older. I need to be more spontaneous, and you do it with 7 kids to boot.

Jan the crazy lady said...

This is great. I love spontaneous unless in is combustable :)

That looks so great. I love the picture of the whole family with the temple in the background. It is so great.

We did that for California too. Where we drive to the border to touch the soil. So funny. AZ felt your presence I just no it.

Sugar Jones said...

I loved hearing you tell this story the other night at Jyl's. It's so cool to just get up and go and have an adventure. Laundry can wait!!

LOVED meeting you face to face! You are even sweeter in person. :)

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I can NOT imagine- in any part of my mind- doing this type of trip with SEVEN children! Are you crazy? Do you all fit in one car? Oh. My. Word. You are one brave mamma!! KUDOS to you for a wild and crazy adventure! Sounds like fun (all except the Denny's)!

HeatherH said...

Good for you! Now you're ready to drive across the country, right?