People in Jacksonville, Illinois, however, ARE quite helpful when your car overheats.
My husband doesn't recognize when I dye my hair.
12 children, under the age of 12, is A LOT...especially in public.
Those dozen kids consume food like locusts, leaving only crumbs and sticky messes in their wake.
Dealing with screaming children in the car = high speeds = speeding ticket.
The $120 part to fix cruise control is still cheaper than the aforementioned ticket + part.
9 children, with only a single adult to supervise, can actually live through a sparklers and poppers session without a single ER visit (especially if that adult is my superman of a brother-in-law).
9 hours in the car (each way) alone with 4 small children is surprisingly doable, especially when high levels of candy and dvds are consumed.
Every single second, penny, mile, tear, and wrinkle was worth it to get to see my two best besties and their broods!
Love you, Lib and Steph!