On the road again…Whoaaaa! (A Rare Personal Update)

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A LOT has been going on this summer.  You’ve probably deduced that given my scarcity on facebook and the blog.  You all heard that we are adding one more to our family. (Morning sickness–I loathe you!)  What would have been a rough summer without morning sickness became something that I just had to grin and bear.  I got my determination on and decided there was no way around doing what I had to do so I’d better just do it and smile.  🙂

With a husband who’s been averaging 60 hours a week at work the past 3 weeks, smiling hasn’t always been easy…especially on the days when I feel terrible. But most days I have to try.  Here is a little recap of the last 3 weeks:

  1. 2 1/2 weeks ago I packed the kids in the car and headed off to Houston.  I dropped my kids off with my wonderful sister-in-law and continued on the next day to Shreveport, LA to go house hunting.  Oh yeah, surprise!, we’re moving in August!
  2. Last weekend I packed myself up and flew to San Diego for my little sister’s wedding!  The plane ride was terrible (ya ever ridden on a plane when you have morning sickness? blah), but the wedding was wonderful.  And I so much enjoyed seeing my family.  I got to take this trip sans kiddos so it was a nice mini-vacation.
  3. Today, oh, today.  The next 3 days will be the most difficult of the summer.  Today I’m packing the boys into the car and setting off for Utah.  Technically, the trip should take just under 22 hours, but I’ve traveled with little ones enough times to know that I will need to add on 2 hours worth of stops and delays for every 10 hours of driving.  Given that I also feel terrible in the evenings we’ll be making this trip over the course of 3 days.  Pray for me!

I’ll be attending Evo Conference next week and then will stay with my in-laws for the next 5 weeks.  The kids will be able to see their cousins who will be joining us in Utah later in the month.  And in mid-August The Husband will fly out for a few days to graduate with his Ph.D. from Brigham Young University!

After that we’ll drive back to San Antonio (with The Husband this time! Yay!), be there for the movers to come pack and load our stuff, and head on over to Shreveport a few days later.

Crazy summer?  Yes!  

Wonderful and productive summer? Most definitely!


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Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Hopefully your morning sickness will subside soon. I'm in NC for the month of July enjoying some family time. Hopefully we will get to see you guys before you leave!
  2. Sounds busy, but super fun! Hope you're feeling well soon!
  3. I pray that your morning sickness goes away as well as a safe trip and summer. It seems like a lot of fun. :) I can't wait til my son is older and we can start doing more things with him. :) God Bless! Praying this comment and day finds you well
  4. ew morning sickness is never fun
  5. Maybe by the time you are suppose to be heading back you won't have any more morning sickness. :)
  6. Congrats on the baby - I am so sorry to hear you are leaving SA, though :( ) Please let me know if you need anything while you are still here! Hugs, Shauna
  7. Sounds like you have been keeping busy, good luck with the morning sickness and the move.
  8. I am sorry for your morning sickness but the good will come later for sure!!! I envy you with all you are doing!!! Sounds so fun and interesting!!! You are a champ for sure!!! I am glad you got that sweet mini vacation too!!
  9. I hope you feel better soon.
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