Monday, July 4, 2011

Pack to Play

Happy 4th everyone!

We are going on a family trip next Tuesday for ten days and I've already started packing or more like taking inventory to see what I WILL be packing. Is that a little too "Type - A" for you?! Perhaps but when you have to pack for two little ones it's never too early to start AND the thought of me leaving something behind just freaks me out! I've put them in categories this way it's easier to sort; there's day/night wear and beach stuff. I will also try to mix and match items to get the most out of the clothes. I can't forget a few toys and their video games to entertain them during any down time.

I've done the same for myself including shoes, lmao! Oh goodness you guys are gonna think I'm nuts!! And yes I may be packing too much but I like to have choices; I mean my outfits change with my mood. I will be trimming my choices because I will need room for my toiletries, hair/makeup products.

It will be the first time my kiddies leave the US, that makes me a little nervous with all the new security changes and not to mention that I don't like to fly. Last time we went away it was to Disney World and I was in the early stages of my pregnancy. My morning sickness wasn't at it's worse and the heat didn't entirely kill me! I'm just really looking forward to getting away and spending time with my family.

Anyone else traveling this summer? How are you tackling "packing for a vacation"?


  1. :-) Hey, new follower from MondayMingle. Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a great 4th of July!

  2. Following from the hop. My wife is just like you! We already traveled for the summer though with a trip south of Cancun. It was beautiful. Have a great time!

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  3. Good luck on your trip and have so much fun! Also following you- you can subscribe to Shoestring Tightrope on Google Reader! Can't wait to see the vacation pics later! HAPPY FOURTH!

  4. Found you on the hop! What a fun blog! And I am totally the same way when it comes to packing- I have to be totally prepared and lay out everything. It makes it so much easier! I hope that you have a fun vacation!
    Camille @
    PS We would love to have you stop by and follow back if you want to!

  5. thanks @clayton, glad you know what it's like to live with some one who NEEDS to know everything! lol

  6. Lovin your organization girl!!!! Can't wait to hear how your trip goes...

    Following you now...thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. So with you on packing for 2 little ones... LOL. I wrote a list, checked it twice, changed things around...and finally fit it all in our car. And of course, I packed more than just clothes...and wrote about it!
    stopping by from Bloggy Moms - Have a great vacation!

  8. thx for stopping by following back!

  9. Wow! You're really good at packing! I wouldn't know what to pack. I'm terrible at it so I usually just take as much as possible. I always just think that I may need something that I didn't pack. It's so silly.

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  10. @just another mom of twins i can't help it, I'm a nerd like that lol
    Will def post pics when we get back!

    thanks for the follow back!

  11. thanks for stopping by @christina can't wait to read your "packing for vacation" story!

  12. @lexi the bad thing is that I usually OVER pack and then don't have room for any "extras" when we travel - some may say that's a good thing lol

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I'm glad to see I'm not alone @camille! Thanks for stopping by, will follow back!