Sunday, July 15, 2012

Midsummer’s Road Trip Part 1: By the Numbers


For several years, our youth pastor has asked Nathan to chaperone a high school mission trip (Work Camp) and Nathan answered, ‘yes, when we have a baby in diapers, I will chaperone!’ Being the responsible youth pastor, I was asked first if it was okay for Nathan to go, since there were two babies in diapers! Nathan kept his word and went along on the 9-day trip while I took the boys back to South Dakota. The next series of blog posts describe our adventures!

By the Numbers

2114 – Miles driven during the two week adventure (we won’t calculate the gallons of gas this took!!)

21 – days Evan was gone from home

284 – diapers packed and used

1 – tooth the boys left Illinois with

3 – teeth the boys returned with

40 – minutes for a roadside stop complete with diaper change, gas in the vehicle, bathroom break, caffeine purchase, boys fed.

3 – number of stops needed between Illinois and South Dakota

7 – times swimming in their new mini backyard pool

158 – block towers destroyed by Jaden

5 – clowns the boys saw in the 4th of July parade

5 – clowns that scared Jaden to tears

1 – quart of yogurt consumed (their first)

8 – containers of puffs consumed

3 – summer birthdays celebrated: Grandma Pam, Aunt Laurie, Aunt Rachel

Not to sound cliché, but in the words of Grandpa Al: the time with family & friends = priceless. 



 Evan eating puffs with Aunt Rachel 


The boys swimming in their new pool. 

The boys at the start of the 4th of July parade. 

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