We set out to visit Jason’s side of the family in Oklahoma City for Thanksgiving. Oh my goodness. Look at all the room in our new van. No one even has to touch each other! Compare this to our last road trip to Nebraska in Jason’s small SUV. Ha ha ha! I am loving our new 2016 Ford Transit van. I posted the above photo on social media and some commented that it looks like a bus. I think the car seats give the illusion of more seats than there are. While it is very spacious it is definitely not bus like! There are 10 seats: 3 in the 4rth row, 3 in the 3rd row, 2 in the second row, and 2 in the front row. It felt…luxurious!
My sister-in-law Krista went to a lot of work and trouble to cook the Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. It was great to see everyone again, though we did miss Jason’s brother Jared and his family. The kids spent the day playing and watching movies.
The next day all 18 of us crashed a nearby bowling alley. The boys had a blast bowling with a ramp! I didn’t intend to bowl, but the last game Faith was too tired to keep going and I just couldn’t let it go to waste. I didn’t do too bad…since there were bumpers. I bowled one strike, and I think the rest would have all been gutter balls. lol
In the afternoon and evening we watched football and played games.
Would this be the first ever Irish family road trip no one got sick? Not a chance! Bobby woke up sick and yep threw up first thing Saturday morning. Had to happen! Creepy!
We also woke up to this beauty–an Oklahoma ice storm. Gorgeous!
I was worried about two things. Would we be properly initiating our new van with it’s first taste of sickness.
And would we make it home in the ice without wrecking our van. The second was a bit more concerning than the first. Ha ha!
I am happy to report that Bobby slept most of the way home and didn’t throw up again. Yea! (I can just picture you people reading this and thinking, “Wow this lady thinks we all want to know when someone in her family throws up.” Ha ha ha!) And our van didn’t have any trouble through the wet roads.
Great to be gone. Great to be home…for a few days.
Love the pics of the ice storm! (And the van – that really is roomy.)