Monday, April 5, 2010

An Ultimatum has been Issued

Big D has been making noises about wanting an RV for sometime now. We bought a travel trailer direct from the factory in 2005 that we've only used 2 or 3 times. But Big D is convinced what we really need for our roadtrips is a motorhome. Personally, I kind of like having the kids strapped into their little seats in my GMC Yukon XL. There's a place for everyone (barely) and everyone stays in his place. But Big D loves the idea of having a bathroom and kitchen on board so we can stop less often. We have had a few interesting potty experiences on the road, but that's part of what makes those trips so memorable. Anyway, I've been reluctant because I just can't see spending the money on one. I'd like to spend that money on something else, you know? So, this has been our dilemma.

Recently I asked Big D if he didn't want to go to the Ligonier conference in Orlando this June. He didn't. I asked him several times over the next few weeks, but he wouldn't budge. Big D lived in Florida and refuses to go back there between April and September. He's gotten used to our cool, arid climate and doesn't want to find himself standing in lines at Disney World in 85% humidity. I completely understand since we've done this before. So, then a few days ago I asked him if he would consider going to the Baby Conference in San Antonio this July. I thought he would refuse outright since San Antonio in July is no better heat and humidity-wise than Orlando in June, but amazingly enough he didn't say no. What he said is that if I find us a motorhome then we'll go. So, the ultimatum has been issued.

He knew what he was doing. Big D is no dummie. He knows I hate to spend money, but he also knows I like "nice". Of course all the motorhomes in our predetermined price-range are not to my liking. Big D knows he's either going to get a very nice motorhome out of this, or that I'll fold and he won't have to go to San Antonio. Which will it be? Not even I know, so you'll have to stay tuned to find out. My girls really want to go to that tea with Michelle Duggar, though. I think it's so sweet that meeting Michelle Duggar is right up there with Disney to them. It would be a lot cheaper, too:) (If we didn't have to buy a motorhome, that is.)


  1. Yall are so funny! Can't wait to see what happens!

  2. I talked my hubby into a travel trailer a couple of years ago... guess who loves it! He's taken it to the ranch and now I'm afraid it will be too ranchified to vacation in. We may need 2 now, a "him & hers" set...
    Have fun looking for that perfect motorhome!

  3. CONGRATS on your newest baby bundle!!! Im so happy for you... we are a week apart. How awesome is that!!! Glad your feeling better =))))

  4. Girl, if he says no then I am going with ya!!! I really do want to go. Its not a bad drive from me either (maybe 8 hours?). Anyhow, I have not received a definitive answer from my sweet hubby either on the subject (he is thinking about it), but oh how great it would be to go. :)

  5. Oh,how fun. I am wanting to do some camping this summer but our very old motorhome is 500 miles away (back home) so I don't think it is going to happen. It wasn't that big so we had to take a second vehicle along when we went camping in it just to have a place fr eveyone to sit!

    And what is a Baby Conference? I Googled it and couldn't find any info.

  6. I don't know why they're calling it the Baby Conference. That makes it sound like a Baby Expo or something. It's really more of a conference celebrating life in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the pill. It's being put on by Vision Forum so you can get more info there. There will be talks on raising large families, international adoption, etc. It's not all about babies.

  7. Today after I wrote my comment, I got 2 emails with info on the Baby Conference and I want to go! Thanks for the info.



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