Back in the middle of August my friend Barb, our kids, and I left on a Thursday afternoon to head up to Mullett Lake for the weekend, with our husbands joining us Friday night. We had planned on the 2 youngest sleeping the majority of the trip and Asher watching his Thomas DVD’s. We were also timing it so we wouldn’t hit any traffic. However what we thought would be a peaceful drive turned out to be not so peaceful. Within the first 20 minutes we were stuck in traffic due to a car accident and unable to get off the highway to take a back way, after about a 1/2 hour (which with young kids is a long time) of being stuck in traffic we finally got moving! Things were going well and all the kids were watching Thomas until Asher pulled the plug and since he was in the way back I couldn’t get to it to start the movie. This led to everyone beginning to fuss, so we decided to stop to plug things back in, not even an hour into the trip! Thankfully Asher didn’t mess with the DVD player till again till about 4o minutes away from our stop for dinner. Overall the dinner stop wasn’t bad until Vivienne decided to knock the tray with my dinner on it off the table. 🙁 After about an hour stop, which included changing several poopy diapers and trying to figure out a way to keep Asher from unplugging the DVD player, we were on the road. Everything was peaceful for about an hour or so. After another hour Vivienne was chewing on a teething cooking and started choking so we had to pull the car over on the highway and help her. I got her all squared away but she was quite worked up from the whole episode and was fighting sleep, so for the next hour she cried and cried and cried. At some point Jacob joined her but he eventually calmed himself down. Thankfully after all the craziness we made it and it was worth the trip! We had a wonderful weekend playing in the sand and swimming. Here are some photos from when we first arrived.