The days of sweet little Tatum quickly falling asleep in the backseat while Jeremey and I spend hours talking about life and catching up, have come to their end. We are now a family with a car full of children who feed off each others crankiness, and try to outdo the other with thier screams. Haha, no but really, it was hard, but the difficulty didn't last long. We had about an hour and a half of claustrophobic ear peircing madness, where we had to force ourselfs to take deep breaths, ask the Lord for patience, and choose which battles to fight with the toddler. But soon enough both kids settled down and settled into a grove. Considering how many hours we were on the road, it really wasn't that bad and definitely could have been worse.
Our time in Arizona was wonderful though. We got to introduce River to the rest of the family that hadn't met him yet, spend three days soaking in the sun in the pool, and got to have lots of cousin time (for Tatum). She loves it in Arizona, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't even notice if we left her there and headed back to California. Things are definitely different with 2 kids instead of one though, "vacation" doesn't quite mean the same thing anymore like it use to, but we are totally fine with that. In fact, even during lunch today Jeremey and I were discussing road trips in the future and how we will soon be needing to upgrade to a bigger vehical as our family continues to grow. We are excited for the chaotic adventures that we have ahead as we look towards the future. Our marriage, since day one, has been nothing short of chaotic, mostly due to my illness, and now that I am feeling much better, why stop the madness now, we have never known anything different, haha. This wild ride has just begun!