We were going to be driving to Hollywood to go to the Ellen Show, and we decided to make it a family vacation and take the kids to Disneyland. But we wanted to make it a surprise for the kids. So for the last week we have been trying to get everything ready. So I called their teachers and let them know that we were going to be picking up the kids Wed. after lunch and that they were not going to be back until Tues. So we loaded the van Tues. night after they all went to bed and finished getting ready Wed. morning after the kids went to school I finished with all the last minute stuff like loading the cooler and what not. Josh got off work early and we went and got the kids from school at about 12:30. When I showed up at the school the kids were really surprised and asked me where we were going. I told them that we were going to Salt Lake to a hotel just for fun. They were so excited that they were going to be able to stay in a hotel. After we drove past Salt Lake Braxten started asking why we had passed Salt Lake and what hotel we were going to be staying in so I then told them that we were going to be going to St. George instead because we wanted to go to where it was warm. So now they were excited to be able to go swimming and be where it was warm and not rainy. So now we were able to buy ourselves some time. Can I just tell you that this is about the best way to start a vacation because my kids were so good in the car. And then when we got to Cedar City we decided to stop and eat and let the kids run off some energy and let them know where we were really going.
So now we were in for a really long ride, only about 8 1/2 hrs., because you know when you are on a road trip with 4 kids you have to stop to go to the bathroom about a hundred times. We didn't get to our hotel until about 2:30 am and by this time all the kids had had a pretty good cat nap, and were ready to play, but can I just say the adults were ready for bed! Kyler didn't go to sleep until about 5:00 am.
But... Jill and I got to go the Ellen Show and had an awesome time we got to sit in the 2nd row from the front. Our show we were at will air Mon. April 25th. We also got to see Mario Lopez. Yeah!! Josh was awesome and stayed with the kids in the hotel and played games and watched movies with them, what a good dad. We are still in Hollywood tonight but we're going to Anaheim and going to Disneyland for the next 3 days. So stay tuned :)
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