If you thought I was going to say I am pregnant, you don’t know me (or Josh) very well. No, it’s not that. We are going to Germany next month for 5 days!!!!! Ever since January, I have been dreaming of celebrating Josh finishing his 2nd master’s degree with a bigger trip. With his class load and our only off-time dedicated to going to the States, we were not able to do much outside of Aberdeen this past year. Even prior to moving here, we had never taken a 4-some (or 3-some for that matter) family trip because we always use our vacation time to visit family. Our theory is if we don’t travel now while in the UK, we’re idiots. However, we also do not have a lot of (or any really) disposable income. So, I realized that Germany is a hop, skip, and jump away and I have some wonderful family there. Today, Josh found tickets for 8 pounds (about $12)….for all of us. That’s right, for a mere $3 apiece we are visiting my family next month!!!!! So, with crazy cheap tickets and a free place to stay, we are so, so excited for our first family vacation! Yea!
Update: To answer the obvious question I didn’t actually answer, we are flying into Frankfurt, and we will stay a little over an hour away in Ramstein. My mom’s cousin, Linny, is married to a chaplain in the Air Force, so they have lived all over the place!
Phyllis- yes, Luke will just take one nap. I limit him to a 45 min or 1 hr one in the am’s as it is, and for this trip, we will sight-see in the am and hope to keep him distracted, so that he can rest in the pm….? He is on the verge of not totally needing it, but it’s hard to keep him distracted all morning, esp if he’s in a funk. I can easily hold him off until 11 any day, so another hour or 2 isn’t reallt that big of a deal on a trip. I imagine what will happen is just a weird adjustment as he drops the nap, then I believe he will lengthen the one nap, as well as maybe sleep in a bit more in the am- like maybe 8-ish? I felt like when we dropped the 3rd nap he just added to his other sleep instead. However, I think this will be a process and not overnight, knowing him.