We just took our first vacation as a family of 6. We drove to South Dakota to go to Kelly's cousin, Ryan's wedding and then do some sightseeing the days after. It was so amazing! God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me, and the handiwork of men was pretty cool, too! We enjoyed visiting the Lewis and Clark Exhibit, Mount Rushmore, Big Thunder Gold Mine, Mammoth Site, and driving through the badlands. The kids had so much fun - I don't think they even realized that they hadn't watched tv or used the internet in 6 days! Kelly and I didn't miss it either!
The trip home was an adventure in itself. We lost a wheel bearing and brakes on our brand new trailer 4 hours into the trip around 11 p.m. Even in that unforeseen event, we saw the protective hand of our Heavenly Father looking out for us. We smelled something burning while stopped for fuel. Kelly checked it out, and he decided we'd stay put for the night. When we got up the next morning, there was a Chevrolet dealership not 50 yards away! The Lord takes care of us, even when it's not how we expect Him to do it!