It wasn't fancy, but we were all together for a few days and it was a big adventure for a little girl from Oklahoma.
I like to think that trip set the stage for our future family vacations because after that they got better and better: Disney World, New England, Washington D.C., a Hawaiian cruise and after our husbands joined the family, the Amalfi coast and the French Riviera. We've had a blast and we have wonderful memories and funny stories to share.
And those memories? - They're what matter.
At the end of a trip you may only have a silly new t-shirt to add to your suitcase, but you've got a weeks' worth of memories.
I'm looking forward to many, many more weeks of vacation fun with my people.