For some flying is a great option, or camping out, or lots of things!
Figure out how much gas you will use, how much flights will cost (and then buy them so they don't go up!)? How much will you spend on food- how many times will you eat out ,or are you bringing food from home, or buying food once you get there?
How much will you spend on trinkets?
How much do you want to spend for housing? Or will you stay with others?
I think the reason we can and do vacation even with a larger family is because we plan looonnnnggg ahead of time. Sometimes plans change, but for us we will cut out in other months when possible so we can have a vacation. We save, go without, or whatever it takes. We just LOVE our vacation time :)
I have to mention in the picture above Michael had a long conversation with me! The longest ever I think. I kept saying different things back to him like momma, or dadda, etc. and he repeated it!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Seeing Michael and Joshua snuggle during reading time....
Roasting hotdogs and smores with BIG marshmallows......
This of course was ummmm.....well big kids playing sword fights with the "sticks" for roasting! Hilarious!
***Oh and breaking news!! For those who are not facebook friends: Michael ate not one, but 2 cheese balls (you know the msg kind). He ate them as in bit into them with his own teeth and CHEWED them!!!! PEOPLE I can not tell you how HUGE THIS IS for a boy that didn't want to put much up to his mouth at all 6 months ago!!!!! WAHOOOOOO - GO MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!