We are getting ready to take a family vacation for almost two weeks. For me, that is a LONG time. I REALLY don't like packing. I always feel like I am packing too much or not enough. I tell myself that next time I will pack lightly and make do with what we have. That never seems to happen. I am one of those people who makes lists. I have a list of items to pack, a list of items to get before our trip, a list of things to do around the house before we leave, blah, blah, blah. Where is my list to not worry so much. I am also one of those people who like to have my comforts of home even when I am away. I think I passed this insaneness onto my girls. I am trying to have them help me pack and my goodness they want to bring it all. I have got to get a grip on this :-)
Anyway, we are excited to see our family and friends and hopefully get some R & R too. It seems like whenever we travel we always need a recuperation week. I am hoping the girls behave and our 12 hour trip goes smoothly. My husband is meeting us in a few days, lucky him he gets to fly. I will be sure to pack plenty of DVD's, games, the I pad and anything else that might possibly amuse the youngsters on our car ride!!!
Since, I will not be posting tomorrow I am wishing ya'll a fantastic Friday. My fabulous Friday find this week is: Fooducate
It is an application for your phone / tablet that is amazing especially if you are trying to watch what you eat. Some of the highlights are: you can scan any item in the store with your phone or tablet. Fooducate then gives the item a rating. It also gives you pros and cons about the food item PLUS alternatives that are similar but healthier. I love this app. When I am food shopping and trying to figure out if a certain food is okay I scan the barcode and Fooducate will tell me everything I need to know. It really helps you be aware of all the unnecessary added ingredients and helps you to make a healthier choice.
Plus, the kiddos love using it and scanning items. It is entertaining as well. :-) Have a great weekend ya'll. Check out fooducate if you want to be educated about the food you eat!
Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip. ~ Author Unknown
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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