Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Friday, December 17, 2010

It fits!!!

We just packed our car to the gills (I swear it made a groaning noise when we shut the trunk) for our Great American Road Trip to see our families for Christmas. I am a total stress bucket, but I am excited for all we're going to see and all the new stories and memories we're going to make along the way. I'm grateful for the time off to be able to spend time with our families and I'm thankful my car has comfortable seats! I am not sure what the internet situation will be like along the way, so I may not be able to post for a few days. But I will try my best to report back with whatever joys I meet along the way when I get the chance. In the meantime...please feel free to go back are reread the greatest hits -- I can't believe there's over 350 blog posts already!!
Thank you all for taking this journey of wonder and gratitude with me:)


  1. Tell everyone I said "hi!" and enjoy your niece and nephew! I know they will be so happy to see you!

  2. Happy trails, you two! Have a safe, Merry Christmas bound trip.

    Can't wait for field reports...

  3. Godspeed and Good Luck. No pressure, but we're all counting on you.

  4. WE MADE IT!!!! 35 hours, 2,400 miles, 8 Subway sammiches, 4 motels, 2 snoring pups, 1 big ass crater, 1 lunar eclipse... and more than a few partridges in pear trees. HUZZAH!

  5. On the way back give MO. another shot... click ;-)

  6. If ya like nice people and charming towns, Springfield ain't a bad place to visit --> Park Central Square and the birthplace of Route 66!

    And swing through Nixa for a slice of heaven (cinnamon roll cheesecake) at Lola's. :)..drool

  7. Team Field Report

    Biggest Ball of String (not twine)

    A big bruiser of a sphere, 19 feet around, from a time when people mailed packages tied with thin postal string.

    500 Welt St., Weston, MO
    I-29 to exit 20. East on Elm Grove Rd/Hwy 273. Stay on Hwy 273 for four miles, then continue straight on Hwy JJ for two miles into town. Turn left on Welt St. (which is not well marked) and it's two blocks to the restaurant, on the left.
    T-Su 11:30 am - 9 pm. (Call to verify)
    (reservations not needed, though recommended ;-)