Before we got the kids, we had planned on attending a family get-together a couple of states away. Since picking up the kids, we had decided we really couldn't afford to go on the trip and I was pretty concerned about handling an eight hour trip there and back with two rambunctious boys. Sometime last week we got a phone call saying that a couple of my fiancé's family members were willing to put up money for gas and food if we would still be willing to go. After an evening of talking and me expressing my concerns and worries, we decided to pack everyone up and head out Friday around 5:30PM.
We didn't even make it to the interstate before the younger one threw up. We went back home, changed his clothes, and changed out the car seat. At around 6PM, we were ready to leave again.
We took the kids to visit some of the relatives along the way who could not attend the get-together which took up about 2.5 hours. Then, we continued on for about 1.5 hours to meet up with their grandfather (my fiancé's dad).
We met him at a gas station where he filled up the vehicles and we started to caravan. We were on the interstate no more than 10 miles when our SUV's engine overheat warning light came on - the water pump was leaking. So we had to pull over, get water to cool the engine, and head to a friend's house to borrow a vehicle. We parked the SUV, transfered our luggage, and quickly left at 11:30PM to continue on to our destination. We finally arrived around 5:30AM. What should have been an eight hour drive ended up being a twelve hour roadtrip.
Thankfully, we all made it just fine albeit exhausted. We took naps and then caught up with the relatives. We had a BBQ for dinner and then put the boys down to sleep. The rest of us talked and had a good time until my fiancé's step-mom had a seizure. She's had them before but this is the first time that my fiancé and his sister witnessed it and had to help hold her down so she wouldn't hurt herself. When she came out of the seizure, she was able to calm down and sleep the rest of the night. Everyone else kept an eye on her and we continued to catch up with the family. I was able to talk and bond a little with my future sister-in-law. Everyone is very supportive with our decision to step up and help raise the boys and we all hope for the best for their parents to sort things out and get back on their feet.
We left the next morning to get back home before dark. We picked up our SUV on the way and brought a lot of water with us. We had to stop twice to add it which used up everything we had before we finally made it home. Needless to say, we were glad to be home! We did have a lot of fun getting to see everyone and the boys had a blast, so even though the trip was crazy it was still well worth it!
My fiancé helped relieve some of the stress the night we arrrived home with a little help of a cane, and Monday night, he was daring enough to make use of the paddle which was amazing. Last night, I asked him to spank me with the cane again because I needed longer and harder with a more quiet implement, so he stepped up to the plate and let me have it! Nothing like a sound spanking and really hot sex to relieve stress!