This is the end of the road. This is the last post of my road trip across America with THREE kids, a dog, and our sanity. I won’t say much, I think I’ll just bombard you with tons of pictures instead. 🙂 Our road trip across country was daunting and boring at times, and looong. With that said, our road trip across America as a family was team building, joyful, and elating. The unit we’ve built as a family is pretty damn badass. My kids showed me new sides of them, I have a new respect for each of them. They made me strong, because they are strong. My husband proved that he does love me 🙂 (I’ve honestly never doubted that), I had to be the worst person in the whole wide world to sit next to on a road trip across country after our accident. I was so jumpy, panicky, and demanding. To be honest nothing has really changed, I’m still the world’s best passenger seat driver there ever was or will ever be. We bickered a bit in that truck, but as soon as we stepped out of that truck we were two different happy souls.
(His first time at the laundromat 🙂 ) When you’re on a road trip you get to appreciate all the things around you. I was able to see the beauty of America, our land is vast and picturesque, but we also have some really boring parts, where you freak out and begin to repeat this mantra,”Please don’t let us run out of gas. Please don’t let us run out of gas.” There are also places where you try to (another YA reference in 3, 2, 1..) not think about books you read, like If I Stay. Stupid book!
This just happened. I’m so grateful for these four and all the memories we have & ‘will’ have. A photo posted by Mrs.AOK (@mrs_aok) on
Road trips, are kind of like a metaphor for life. You see it all: the good, the bad, the ugly, but in the end you’re thankful. Through the tears and uncertainty of our trip, I was high on life. This trip gave me a new level of gratitude for life and our country…… and my own bed! Oh.. and doughnuts 🙂
Friday I’m in LVE! (Because it’s Friday… time for Thank You Notes ) Thank you, life, for showing me that although at times you may seem cold, you are SO sweet! Life is bigger than us, and it’s best served with the ones you love. Life is about big adventure & little ones too. Life is waking up smiling & being grateful where you stand with the ones you love ready for the next brave move or Netflix binge. It’s for playing, running, wandering, cuddling, LOVING, creating, hugging, funning, being wild & free!! Go live! Be free!! Love hard! #HighOnLife #ThankYouNotes
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