Well, rather than being passionate about babies today, I am going to share my passion for traveling and being organized. This month we have a couple of family trips coming up and rather than being like a normal person a throwing a few things in the suitcase last minute, I have been planning exactly what I want to pack since the second week of June. So... here's my list of suggestions.
1. When traveling for more than 5 days, only pack enough for 5 days max and plan to do laundry part way through your trip. This way you only have to pick out your top 5 favorite outfits and more than likely, you can mix and match them. (Jon and I are headed to France for 10 days with the Hamiltons and are trying to pack in one suitcase, with two backpacks as our carry-ons, we are going to follow this rule and make sure to bring our own laundry soap.)
|With our luggage enroute to Jamaica last year. We had a chance to stop in Dallas and see my sister Maggie.|
|This closet did not have the free laundry bag and I was way bummed. Their padded hangers were nice though.|
|Room in Antigua where a noise machine would have been helpful. The birds and bugs were loud all night.|
|All three of us could have benefited from more hydration that day. Sentosa Island Singapore.|
|These boys are lucky to have moms who pack for them and drive them across the country to visit me, in one car with 5 people and luggage for all of them. Photo from North Carolina last summer.|
|Our drink bags at McDonald's in Thailand.|
|Luckily we had matching shirts when we stayed with Beth in Vegas.|
|Really awkward pose, but it's the best shot I have of my tiny travel purse. That lumpy shrub is supposed to look like an elephant at Ahyutaya in Thailand.|
|Riding in a helicopter over Hoover Dam. One of the only pictures from the weekend cause I forgot the camera charger...|
|Long skirts were a requirement to visit these temple grounds... I only had shorts.|
|Long pants were required for men here as well.|
So... try packing for a trip... or taking one for that matter. They are refreshing and wonderful and offer opportunities for embarrassing photos. I'll probably be absent from bloggerdom for the next two and a half weeks since my family gets here on Friday and stays until we leave for France on the 23rd of July. I promise to have awesome updates about trying the Red Banjo Pizza parlor in Park City after my family visits and having really delicious European chocolate when the Hamiltons get back from France. For now, just have a great couple weeks and tell me about your favorite trip or item to pack.