The countdown begins; the suspense continues; our itinerary revealed

edited to fix the unmatched fonts, because it was making my left eye twitch.  all fonts must match.

We’re planning to hit the road Wednesday afternoon, and the last 2 days have been full of preparations.

  • Book orders and Geneva Bible Page orders have been shipped.
  • Extra feed has been purchased and animal care is planned.  The Yorkie has gone to visit her favorite neighbor lady, who lets her sleep on the bed.  The other dog is learning to use the auto-waterer in the outdoor run, which is in a nice shady spot.  She doesn’t approve of the outdoor run, but she doesn’t have a choice.
  • Errands are done.  Lots of errands.
  • Bags are packed.
  • A few essential kitchen items are set out and ready to go: roaster, crockpot, 9×13 baking dish, 8 qt. stock pot filled with a small stack of plates/bowls/cups/silverware, baking powder, salt, coffee beans & grinder.  We’ll buy groceries when we get there.
  • I even bought a new card reader so we could upload photos again, and disposable diapers so we can have a little vacation from swishing things in the toilet.

We just need our van.  Will it be ready?

Our itinerary:

  • Wednesday: drive to Waco to visit and spend the night with my brother and his family.
  • Thursday afternoon: Press on to Fort Worth and stay with the Reins of Ah, The Life.
  • Friday morning:  Visit our blog friend Jeana.  Descend upon her house at lunchtime like a cloud of locusts.
  • Friday afternoon: Get together with any and all readers in the area at Grace Fellowship Church from 1-3 PM.  Bring a snack.  Children are welcome.  If you have more than 14 children, please call for reservations.  I’m kidding, though we might stare at you if you do show up with more than 14 children.  But you’re probably used to that, right?
  • Friday evening: Spend the night with friends in Weatherford.  I think.  We still need to confirm this.
  • Saturday morning: onward and upward to Branson.  The girls would love to schedule a quick visit with a favorite author and friend of theirs in the Plano area on our way out of town, though we haven’t contacted him yet.


  1. I enjoyed meeting you and your sweet children, Kim! Have a safe trip.

  2. *grumble* already too big then. I’ve ended up with size 2 disposables when my son is in size 4!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Shanna I have relatives in Farmersville. I know no one ever knows where that is, my town West Columbia is the same way. Small world!

  4. Kim,

    I just talk to dh and he told me to plan to make a drive to Arlington on Friday afternoon. I may only bring my girls. He might use it as a boys afternoon out. My girls talk alot (not the little one, but she’s pretty noisy.) I am also a wall flower but if I find something in common with others, I come to life. 🙂 See you Friday.


  5. blossomteacher says:

    It is always exciting to get down to the nitty gritty of planning a trip! I live in Waco…it has been so nice here with the rain and the clouds the last couple of days. We’re back to hot today, scorching tomorrow! Hope you were blessed by some rain, too 🙂

  6. My Boaz’s Ruth,
    She’s in medium, or size 3.

  7. What size of diapers does she wear?

  8. Oh, I would SO like to come and visit. Arlington is only 30 minutes from where we are, but we just had a baby and recovery is taking a bit longer than I expected.

    I did want to let you know thought that the link you have to the church is for a church in Ohio! 🙂

  9. Hannah,

    Where are you located? Maybe someone could offer a ride for you?

    BTW, Kim I am just northeast of Plano in Farmersville if you are going to head that way you are welcome to stop for lunch.

    Looking forward to Friday.

  10. Hannah C. says:

    Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the get-together. I don’t have a car of my own, so I’m dependent on rides, and my ride works until about halfway through said gathering, which is also half an hour away from where I live…so the timing would prevent it if nothing else, sadly!

    • Oh, Hannah! I’m so sorry the timing didn’t work out for you. You’re welcome to come late if you want, of course. I hate to be right there in town and not meet!

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