Wednesday, March 17, 2010

We're Going On a Trip

We are soon heading to the great state of New Jersey. The Garden State. The home of the Mob, the cast of Jersey Shore, and Mike's family! Mike's parents (Gram and DooDad) and Grandmother (Grandma Velda) all live in Elizabeth, while Mike's brother and his family live in Cranford. Way out on Long Island is where Mike's sister and her family live. Also currently in Elizabeth is Mike's Uncle James who just recently moved to the area from Tennessee. So...let's see, that is a grand total of thirteen people who are waiting to see our girls and meet our sweet Mr. Lucas! We are all so excited. My mind has been buzzing with all the things I need to do before we leave on Friday. Today I focused on getting our laundry done so that we can actually pack clean clothes (still have two loads left to fold after I'm done with this post). Tomorrow I plan on running errands in the morning, then packing in the afternoon/evening. Sometimes I think getting ready to leave on a vacation is the hardest part!

While we are there, Mike will be filming/directing a promotional video for his parents' non profit organization, New York City Relief. This summer, Mike's dad, will be riding his Harley from the East Coast to the West Coast in an effort to raise money to continue to feed the homeless. Mike got a new camera for the occasion, and he has been having fun testing it out. I know he will do a great job.

Mike using Lucas as a test subject for his new camera.

Also while we are there, we plan on taking our girls into New York City for a day. They have been to New Jersey twice before, but they have never been old enough to make the trek into New York City. We have a lot of fun things planned, so I'll be sure and document our day.

I guess I better head out and finish up those two loads of clothes. But before I do, I also want to make a few plugs for my fabulous sisters in law. I am so grateful for both of these wonderful women, and I am really looking forward to spending time with them while we are visiting this weekend.

My sister in law, Tracy, has started a new podcast called "Tracy Talks 2 U." As a mother of four beautiful kids, Tracy has lots of advice on parenting, saving money, and crafty, creative ideas. You can check out her podcast here:

My other lovely sister in law, Rachel, recently started a blog of her own. Rachel is a gifted writer and photographer, so I'm looking forward to what she has in store there. Check her blog out at


affectioknit said...

I hope you have a wonderful visit to NJ...

Maria Rose said...

Have a safe and sanitary and fun trip!
PS I like the name Velda

Angie said...

Hope you have a blast...can't wait to see guys you next weekend!

shanna said...

How fun! Can't wait to read about your adventures!