We decided last year before Cade started Kinder to take the kids on a family getaway before school starts. We hope this is a tradition the kids love so much and will look forward to growing up, I know we will!
This year we decided to go to The Woodlands resort since it was just 3 hours away! Jon found it online and it looked super fun, so off we went!
Happy and excited kids!
Jon had asked me to get gas before I came home from lunch with friends so we could be ready to go when he got home, well, I didn't get gas. I hadn't packed us completely so I was hurrying home to get that done before Jon got home. It's easy to get gas on the way out of town, right?! Well, Jon quickly noticed when we got on the road that I didn't fill us up and that he would need to do that before we made it to The Woodlands. Should I say again, HE NOTICED! :) Jon thought it would be fun to stop at Bucees in Madisonville along the way and show the kids the fun store, and let's be honest Jon just loves a good gas station. He planned the gas stop all around stopping at Bucees. So much so that we needed gas immediately when we pulled into Bucees. Well, yall will NOT believe this....Madisonville power was out, yep, that means the gas pumps don't work. OH MY! So we drive down the street and sure enough every gas station around didn't have power. What were we going to do? We literally were on fumes and no gas stations around could help us. So, we pulled into a gas station, like every other person traveling down 45 and waited. We heard that the power had been out for 2 hours and would not be on for another 3-4 hours. Are you kidding me?! We literally were stuck. OnStar an AAA couldn't help a sister out either. The towers were down for phones and we were literally hot and desperate. I got tired of waiting (about 3 min into the waiting part) and walked across the street to a car dealership and asked if they had gas, they did not. I went back to update Jon, he thought I was crazy for even asking. There was another family near us with tiny babies and they were so upset and hot, I felt so bad for them. My babies were hot too and Jon needed a drink....I got them settled and went back to the dealer. I walked myself back in there and asked since the power is out and you people cannot work, would any of you be willing to drive and get me gas....and ya know what....one sweet man did! YAY! There are nice people in this world! The nice man came back with gas about 40 minutes later and we were able to give the sweet family with the babies gas too so they could get back on the road to the next town. Jon said, lesson learned. I think he means not ever asking me to get the gas! :)
I love my boys so much!
Cade is exhausted!