We are now officially five years into a wonderful tradition that I begged to have created: a long weekend trip with the Maurer clan. We started this back in 2013 with a meet-us-in-the-middle trip to Louisville, KY. In 2014, we headed to Indianapolis. We celebrated the 4th of July together in 2015 in Nashville. Last year, we were in Omaha. And for the big 5 year trip, we spent the long weekend together in Minneapolis.
We’ve had a whole lot of fun over the years and are so thankful for this family. We have had approximately two “fights” between our children (I’m rounding up…I can’t even think of anything that really would qualify as a fight) and maybe one we’re-super-tired/hungry meltdown (again, nothing that stands out…but it seems like it had to happen sometime when we were together) and hundreds of sweet moments captured in our hearts, if not also on camera. More than anything else, there have been laughs and fun memories.
Here’s a review of the past 5 years (because it’s fun to see those kiddos growing up together) –
I’ll do a separate post on the actual 5 year annual trip. If we had been on our game in year one, we would have come up with some sort of tradition to go along with our trips… like incredible matching t-shirts or postcard souvenirs or something. Alas, we just take loads of pictures and have a good time. =D