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In the last 6 weeks we have been gone more than we have been home. I guess that makes Solomon a world traveler. And it makes me a world packer. Ha! Seriously, anyone who has ever traveled with an infant knows that you have to fit the whole world into your carry-on item alone!


Here are some traveling tips from my suitcase to yours:

1. Get your baby’s birth certificate. Have it handy.


2. If you are checking a car seat, keep the car seat attached to the base. This way it counts for one checked item! This is nice especially if you are using an airline that charges for checked luggage.


3. Want to get more bang for your buck? Place a small bag of items that you DO NOT need for traveling (i.e. your baby’s clothing, extra diapers, toys , etc.) in the car seat that’s strapped to you base (like where the baby would be if it was in the car.) ! This helps you get 3 items checked into 1. The airlines will place the whole she-bang in a plastic bag, so you win!


4. Most airlines allow your lap child to have 2 carry-on items. I have two words for you: UMBRELLA STROLLER. This is counted as a carry-on, but you must check it at your gate as an over-sized carry-on. Solomon loves his umbrella stroller. I do too. It’s handy, light, and I can use both hands to scarf gross airport food.


5. Nurse or give your little one a pacifier on the take off and landing portions of the flights. Most babies cry on flights because they can’t pop their own ears. This is the equivalent of chewing gum. It worked for us, and this mama had no drama. (It may not hurt to know your breastfeeding rights ladies. Here you go! )


Hope these tips help!!

Here’s our June in pictures!



David spoke at a youth camp in New Mexico. Solomon and I went a long!

our cabin for the week

Redeemer did baby dedications, and we dedicated Solomon to the LORD!


We attended the Acts 29 Lead Pastor’s Retreat in Newport Beach, California. It was an awesome time of reflection on the last season of our life and filling up for what is ahead.

Solomon went swimming for the first time!!

We had a quick layover in Las Vegas for a few hours where we got to see Uncle Ike. My brother is on a core team that is planting a church in Las Vegas! http://www.gracecityvegas.com

We finished out by getting some physical rest together! Some sweet friends of our’s let us stay at their home for 2 days so that we could do our yearly family prayer retreat. It was so nice of them, and so very peaceful!


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