I can count the number of times I have taken the kids on a trip without Dustin on one hand. He just has this way of calming everyone down and making every problem seem small, so I enjoy trips with him about a million times more. But truth be told, he doesn't have as much free time as I would like and the kids are getting big enough that it's time to start taking off on our own some more.
When my sister had to cancel her trip to Arizona, I knew we needed to come up with something fun to do on Spring Break. Luckily for me, my girlfriends had already planned a trip and let me tag along. So technically I wasn't even all that solo, but I'm taking baby steps here!
When we combine Molly and Meredith's family with mine, we create a perfect trifecta of children. Everyone has a friend which means way less work for the moms and really quiet car trips.
That night we headed up to Flagstaff to pick up our ski rentals and dinner at Five Guys.
We had two double beds and Nate slept on a blow up mattress. I thought I was so smart sharing a bed with the smallest one, until I remembered how much of a bed hog Luke was. He asked me to sing him a song to fall asleep, which then reduced him to tears (this is the kid who cries at Silent Night). But finally everyone fell asleep, which was good because I made everyone get up at 6 am the next morning.
The next day was SKI DAY!! I put 3 of the kids into ski lessons for the day, so that I could enjoy myself too. Luke ended up in a group with a 10 year old and Nate and Sadie had pretty much a private lesson where they skiied down black runs all afternoon.