Cross Country with 13 Children

Note: Our blog was giving us a runaround for the past several weeks. We weren’t able to post all the exciting things that occurred in our vacation to California (following an awesome debate camp). If you weren’t following us on Facebook, you missed it, but here is the post–finally restored–from August 25, the day before we left.

Traveling is so much fun. Anxious, but worth every headache.

The Jeubs are heading across the West — 18-20 hours of driving — to get to California for Training Minds Ministry’s Lincoln-Douglas Debate Camp.  The van is packed, the children out of bed, and the last items are being dumped into the trailer.

The idea of traveling with so many children is daunting to most, but is has always been one of our biggest joys. The excitement is almost overwhelming to the little ones. They’ve been looking forward to this much like they look forward to Christmas. We manage to make the best of the excitement, taking advantage of the opportunity to clean the house and organize things.

Take this picture of how we travel, for example. Suitcases are a hassle. Tubs stack orderly in the trailer and work much, much better.

Follow our trip on Twitter. California, here we come!

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Amy

    We also use totes when packing! Up until a few years ago, we were able to travel without an extra trailer. This year we had to finally break down and buy one. It has made the packing and unpacking easier. We have even been able to haul enough equipment to camp. What precious memories!

  • Kristi

    We do totes too! For 10 kids, it’s cheaper than suitcases and stack nicely! And after water leaked in out trailer one year during a heavy downpour, we decided water in suitcases was NOT fun!

  • chrysti

    I love your idea of tubs. I use them at home but never once did I think to use them while we traveled.