Wow. Packing is a big job!! I thought it would be a breeze since we aren’t bringing the kids, but it still takes a lot of thought…my plan is to go with a lot of light layering pieces because we’ll be experiencing quite a range of temperatures throughout the trip from high 50s at the airport to mid-70’s that afternoon then in Cali mid-80’s during the day and cool in the evening. Cardigans will be my best friend!!
Does it look like organized chaos? Well, it’s not really .
I’m definitely getting baby boy withdrawals and I haven’t even left him yet .
I’m going to miss this little sweetie too. I just keep telling myself it will only really be 4 days that we’re apart because I’ll see them Wednesday before we leave (early!) and Monday when we return. She looks so old in this picture to me, it’s like a little window into what she’ll look like as a pre-teen.
I’ve been praying at night that the Lord will keep my babies safe while I’m away. I also remind myself that the best thing for our kids is parents with a strong marriage and a loving relationship and this vacation will not only be good for our souls and bodies (babies and preschoolers are physically very demanding!!), but will be so restoring and such a blessing for us as a couple. We haven’t taken a trip just us since our honeymoon 6 years ago!! It’s so time.
I’m excited to enjoy some fun splurges and delicious dinners during the trip (especially baked goods from La Brea the bakery in Disneyland), but I also plan on sticking to healthy eating the rest of the time. It’s not a splurge if all you’re eating is junk, right?! Our hotel has a continental breakfast, but I don’t think it’s anything fancy…I’m guessing mostly pastries, juice, sugary cereals, bagels, etc. (maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised!), but neither Steve or I want to be running around Disneyland on a bowl of fruit loops , so Steve bought a bunch of Kashi cereals so we could pack baggies of cereal for the trip. I love these Kashi cereals because of their protein and fiber content, pus they are super tasty. That way if there is nothing solid for breakfast at the hotel, we can just use milk from the continental bfast to make ourselves a more filling morning meal (or snack). I’m also bringing a jar of peanut butter for an extra dose of satiety as well as some trails mix, z bars, Luna bars, etc.
I’m also going to try to snack on lots of fresh stuff in the next few days. I’ve been eating a lot of chips, crackers, pita, and other bready kinds of things, but neglecting to eat my veggies, so I’m going to try to go as fresh as possible in between meals (when I can). I’ll bring baby carrots, cuke, and some pea snaps for the trip tomorrow. I like to drizzle a little balsamic dressing (Litehouse) on them for some flava!!!
I’m also going to try to steer clear of pop and chug lots of H2O. I’ve been so thirsty lately and I know it’s because I’ve been drinking more coffee and pop than water . Not good.
Well, I better get back to packing…seeing as we’re heading out at 7 am tomorrow morning. Have a wonderful Tues!!!