What a joyous day! After an 18 month break – we are back! A lot has happened since our last episode February of 2021. Our little kids have grown up right before our eyes. When we decided it was finally time to step back into the show spotlight we knew we had to be continuously dedicated to ourselves & to you. For this reason we reevaluated our true passion & vision behind the show. With this being said we realized it was time to make a few tweaks to our format. You can still expect 100% of fun & joyfilled personality we showed off in our previous episodes. However, instead of focusing mostly on weddings/education we find that sharing our real life examples in “married journal” might actual be much more helpful or entertaining for you & way more fun for us. We hope you continue along on this journey with us as we head into a brand new season of The Married Podcast!
Our Trip to Sanibel, FL
It’s no secret that we are a fan of beaches for vacations. However, when you live “close” to one of the most popular beach destinations in the country it can be an annoying “vacation” for anyone. We enjoyed a vacation last year to Miami and Sanibel and this year we decided we had to go back to the seashell destination & it was so worth it. The 10 hour trip didn’t come without it’s complications with Leta who is not a fan, at all, of long car rides. About every 3 hours she would begin to be upset and usually we could find some colors, blocks, or food to appease her for a few minutes but it was a far cry from our experience with Jax at this age. We enjoyed 7 days of beach life only to eventually return to Birmingham. Our favorite parts of the trip was finding 30+ sand dollars one day, finding and losing a seastar, finding a seastar without being scared of it, and seeing a double rainbow at the end of a sunset/rainy day. We will continue to revisit this location as we love the calmness of the island in off season which is during the on season for all the gulf, panhandle beaches.
Our Favorite Travel Items for Kids
It’s no secret that we (Sara) loves roadtrips but since not everyone loves it we have to bring things along to make it easier and more fun for the entire family. For our 6 year old boy we bring electronics as we find it’s easier and more fun for him to play his favorite Nintendo games and watch some movies versus attempting to limit screen time. However, he’s not our rough traveler. I think a good portion of him actually loves road trips and everything that encompasses going on vacation. Our little, nearly 2 year old, girl is less than thrilled with being in the car. So when it came to keeping her entertained and happy without stopping every 30 minutes we knew it would be important to be prepared. For this trip we decided it was best to make an activity box. I filled it with some of her favorite items from home no matter how unfriendly they were to a car or travel.
Our activity box included:
- Coloring Book & Crayons
- DVD Player with Headphones
- Little People Toys
- Popup/Music Books
- Phone for Youtube
We found cycling through these items with her along with adding snacks & naptime into the mix it made the trip slightly better. It didn’t go without it’s struggles or tears but I think compared to previous travel – it worked!