so i decided i might as well continue the tradition of posting something at one in the morning on the day we leave. ma made some delicious pizzas for us all. a couple people (ben, ma) are sleeping right now. tipp just got back from a trip to the store to buy hot cocoa and a few other essentials (a trip that mysteriously took over an hour). we have a later flight this year, so we're not heading to the airport until around 6. we're flying into memphis with a stop in detroit, and then driving down to new orleans - we'll try to keep you updated as we travel.