Traveling with my Family

Hello Divas!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Now I don’t write about traveling or anything of the sort. I leave that to funkidivagirland she is good at it! But Tuesday night I participated in a Girl’s Night Out on Twitter! Yes some of us Twitter Divas have a girl’s night out every Tuesday night. This past Tuesday the subject was Travel. Specifically where to travel, traveling with kids, roadtrips, international travel, etc. What a fun conversation! All participants were asked to write a travel related post this week..so here goes.

This past weekend the hubby and I packed up the kids to take a roadtrip to Middle Virginia for my good girlfriend’s wedding. It was an 8 hour trip and the first roadtrip we have taken with both kids. Luxe son was super excited. Here he is cheesing at 9pm the night we left!

As you can see the car is loaded down with stuff. Stroller, luggage, baby essentials, toys, you name it. Kids come with a lot of stuff!

Luxe baby was more curious about what all the excitement was about. Look at that look!

Unfortunately, I did not have the correct directions so we drove 4 hours out of the way! So my hubby had to get us back on the right track at 4 am in the morning. Not a pleasant experience.

But we arrived at the hotel at 8:30 am the next morning. Long trip. Here is my son after showing off some break dancing moves on the floor.

Of course, we are here for a wedding. I was the amatuer makeup artist for the bride…and here she is:

I used Lancome La Base Pro Primer, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation, Lancome Sun Touched eyeshadow on lid, Lancome Click in the crease, and Iman Sahara on brow bone. And of course Defencil’s on her lashes. On her lips I used Mac lip liner in Chesnut and Revlon Lip Palette in Honey Bunch. Cheeks..Nars Exhibit A of course. Very natural but beautiful.

Lastly, some photos of us at the wedding. Me, hubby and luxe son:

The whole family

Luxe Baby!

Unfortunately, I do not have anymore photos because I broke my camera while at the reception. Yikes! But the next morning after the wedding, we enjoyed viewing the beautiful fall leaves, the gorgeous mountains, and bright sun in Middle Virgina. We had breakfast at Biscuitville with friends. Yummmmy! And of course, on the way back we stopped at the Prime Outlet in Gaffney, SC, exit 90 off of Highway 85, and did some serious damage. I picked up several cute items for luxe baby at Carters. Luxe son got some new cargo pants and a cool button down shirt. Hubby came up on a beautiful quilted Ralph Lauren coat that was orginally $400 for only $69! I got a very cute purple sweater dress and jeans from Gap and I very nice slim fit pink polo shirt. We also had dinner at Five Guys Burgers and then back to Atlanta.

All in all it was a good trip. My tip when taking a road trip with kids: travel at night. The kids will sleep through it. When we arrived in VA, they were bright eyed and bushy tailed! No drama! Also be prepared for any possible situation. Pack extra clothes, diapers, baby food, strollers, toys, etc. Wipes are key and most importantly just go with the flow!

Toodles!

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12 Responses to “Traveling with my Family”

  1. What a great overview of your trip. I am so sorry to hear that you got a little sidetracked. The bride looks gorgeous! You certainly have a talent with make-up.

  2. Oooohhh i love the travel at night tip! (course I’d be sleeping through it too! ha!) Thanks for the #GNO shout out!

    We’re working on a great topic for next week.. cross your fingers we can get a terrific guest tweet!

    See you!

  3. Great Post! You were able to talk about traveling from a make-up point of view! And thanks for the shout-out. 🙂

  4. Hi! Just visiting all the GNO ladies! Your children are absolutely beautiful! Your son’s smile is so much like my nephews! Big and bright and full of happiness!

    Look forward to seeing you next Tues!!

  5. I am in looove with your family. Yall are so beautiful!! And Luxe Baby’s look in the first picture is just sooo darling! Yay for road trips! 8 hours is a tough one. I did many of those Tallahassee to Miami trips. 😉

  6. Your family is simply luxe-tastic!

  7. Your family is beautiful

  8. This post was featured today over on the new Mommy Gossip—GNO blog at http://mommygossip-gno.blogspot.com. Thanks for submitting it to our list.

    Have a gossipy great day!

    jyl, #gno

  9. Hi there!
    I can’t believe anyone could fit travel and makeup/looking good into the same post – me, I usually end up looking like a fright when I’m traveling & I take that as the price I need to pay. Maybe I should be paying more attention to your stories!
    Anyway, thanks for commenting on my post about planning a ski trip and seriously, if you have any more questions, just ping me on twitter or shoot me an email.

  10. Fun story! No joke about kids coming with lots of STUFF! It seems like everything…..and sometimes a miniature kitchen sink come along!

  11. beautiful family photos! thanks for sharing! aww a twitter group. that’s so nice!

  12. oohhhh.. yes yes yes! fab job on the bride!! and sooo sorry about the cam!

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