Spur of the moment

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Goodness gracious great balls of ... driving. Dear lord if my buns and I never sit in a car again, it'll be too soon. This weekend we spent 30 hours in the car to spend a little less than 48 hours with my family in Tennessee. That's a whole lot of love, my friends.

Grahm texted me on Thursday afternoon and asked if I wanted to drive to Nashville to see my family for Memorial Day weekend. Being the fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of lady that I am, I instantly agreed to this spur-of-the-moment road trip. Grahm is usually the more "let's think about this" or "I need to weigh out all the options" one in our relationship... which is perfect since I make decisions like Michael Phelps swims (really fast). (Obviously, some decisions require more thought. I don't recommend marrying someone after knowing them for a week, or buying a house on a whim... unless he's super good-looking and the house is just too adorable to turn down).

Sometimes you just gotta get your fancy buns off the couch and make a decision. Good or bad. Life's too short to weigh all your options. Live and let live, people.

Friday after work, we set out from San Antonio (aka Mexico) to Nashville. Look how happy our naive little selves were. Little did we know, driving through the night is rough. Grahm is loads of fun though, so road trips are always a blast. We sang at the top of our little lungs and ate more gas station food than I care to confess.
We surprised my parents and my baby brother. Man oh man, do I love surprising people... especially when I'm the surprise. Talk about a good gift. We also got to see my cousin's baby girl, Olive Harper. Love that new baby smell! I considered stealing her, but with her dark head of hair everyone would know she isn't mine. Rats.
Our fake family picture. Grahm has the whole "creepy dad" thing down.
"Uhhh, what do I do again?"
It was a wonderful trip, and we are so glad we went. Next time, however, we will most definitely be flying.


Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Looks like you had fun but I agree, next time fly lol

A few weeks ago, my dad and I went to Virginia for the weekend and the 8 hour ride was rough so I couldn't even imagine!

Sunkissed and Southern said...

that is so fun! i would totally do that.

L-Kat said...

I'm so happy you got to go home to see your family! Even if it was a whole lotta driving! :)

Sar said...

BABIES! Glad you made it there and back safely!

Michelle P said...

Sounds like fun! Fly next time :)

Desiree said...

awwwhhh i love these pictures! love spur of the moment road trips! and what a pretty precious baby! i LOVE her name!

Erin said...

My goodness-- how long of a drive was that?!??! The longest drive my hubs and I have made together was just under 11 hours and by the end of that I was COMPLETELY over roadtrips haha. You guys look adorable though, Olive is a cutie!!

lori said...

aww so sweet! i am sure they were so excited to see you! and what a sweet baby! i would've wanted to steal her, too!

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

How awesome! Me and my Fiance are the opposite. He's the spontaneous (or hopefuly spontaneious) one and I'm the Lets think about this one. Funny how that works.

Michaela said...


I always think road trips are a good idea ... until after the first 5 hours or so. I hate not being able to stretch my legs!!
That's so cute that you surprised them though - bet they loved it!!

- Michaela

Allison said...

Aw I just love surprises. I'm sure your family was so excited to see you despite your sore buns. Haha. Glad you had a good weekend girl!

Babybluez said...

what a gorgeous little girl. Sounds like a great weekend xx

Stephanie McCall said...

what a fun surprise!! I am so glad y'all had a great time!

Second Hand Rose said...

That must have been such a lovely surprise for your family! I don't blame you for wanting to fly next time, there are only so many songs and burgers you can eat! Love your pretend family photo! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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