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The 36+ hour road trip (one way)

15 September 2015

Wow, it's been nearly a month since I have last posted! It would take me way too long to say all I want to say in one post, so I'm going to split it up into several posts!

Saying goodbye to Charlotte, friends, and family was hard. Really hard. The last few weeks we were there we soaked up so good time with them.

I miss all of those ^^^ people so much. SO much.

Moving day went smoothly. We had plenty of friends from church come and help load up the truck. Everything fit in nicely!

We enjoyed our last day in Charlotte at my parents house- and said goodbye to all of the green outside.

We had one last family dinner, and we hit the road. The professional movers quoted us (not joking or exaggerating) $10,000 to move us across the country and tow 1 of our cars. Sooo, we decided to just do it ourselves for about 7 grand cheaper, but that meant I would have to drive by myself in one car with the twins. Jared took the Uhaul and Kyler and towed our Camry behind it.

Not going to lie, I bawled my eyes the first 15 minutes of the drive. It was hard leaving Charlotte. We loved it there! We decided to take a slightly longer route to Utah, so that we could visit family along the way. Our first destination was Dallas, which is a 16 hour drive straight through, but we had to stop every 3 hours to change diapers and feed babies, so it ended up taking about 20 hours. 
This country we live in is beautiful! Every bit of it.
We drove through the night. It's been a loooong time since I've pulled an all-nighter. And I didn't drink any energy drinks because I'm still breastfeeding. It was hard, but I never once felt tired while driving! The babies slept most of the night, and we arrived at Melanie's house in once piece!
We got a good nap in while she babysat, and then we hung out at her pool!

We got a good nights sleep, hung out at the pool again the next day, and then hit the road!

Our next destination was Albuqueque, NM to visit Jared's sister, Staci, and her kids--- about a 10 hour drive straight through, but again, with all of our stops it took us about 13 hours. Most of the drive was during the day- that was harder with the babies. But we survived. We ended up staying in NM for 2 days to recover from that leg of the trip. 
the cashier lady wanted to take our picture at Target when she found out we had just drove from NC. LOL so random.
The babies slept together in the PackNplay the whole trip. It was hard for them to fall asleep most of the time because Lyla just kept wanting to this:

...but then almost every night they somehow ended up snuggling next to each other. I have so many pics like this now:

Our last leg of the trip was from Albuqueque to Salt Lake City (again, about a 10 hour drive, but it took us 14 hours). The babies did pretty good! And Jared put up with me wanting to take pictures and  we stopped an extra time just to take this pic haha

So there you have it- how we survived our 36+ road trip :D

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