Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Going on vacation and Merry Christmas!

Hello friends!

We are getting down to the wire, not only for Christmas (D is out now doing some last minute shopping) ... but also for packing for our trip.

I cannot believe we are almost there.

I am still fighting this cold. It's just a nasty winter thing, but I am not letting it get the better of me. ;o) Who has time for that any way?!

The boys are so excited about both Christmas and our trip. They must ask us 10 times a day to explain what we are doing and where we are going and how that involves Christmas and presents.

E has been pretty specific about what he wants for Christmas. He wants a Basketball Hoop and ball, a yo yo and a watch. So that's what he's getting. ;o) Easy enough. ssshhhh don't tell him.

N on the other hand has not been so easy. When we asked him what he wanted he said Santa would know. We asked him if he wanted to write Santa a letter. He said "Nope, Santa doesn't need a letter. He will just know what I want." Hope Santa doesn't disappoint.

Tonight we told them they would have to be up extra special early on Christmas morning because we had to get on a plane to go to Wyoming. They didn't seem too worried.

Tomorrow I work a half day, then off to my parent's house for lunch and presents, then home for some packing then to church for Christmas Eve service, then home to finish packing. Z is going to spend the night so that he can drive us to the airport in the morning. Then Wyoming here we come!!! We can't wait!!!

We are flying through Chicago... so please pray big prayers that we don't get stuck. I have already contacted a great friend in the city just in case and she's on stand-by. If any of you are near Chicago and would like to be extra stand-by let me know. ;o) The temps here in VA are going to be in the balmy 50's so we won't have an issue getting out...it's just making it through the mid-west territory. But hey they know how to do all that snowy weather stuff right?! Not like around here when all things grind to a halt at the first sign of a snow flake.

I don't know how much I will get to blog while I am away but I will try to give updates. I know we will be having way too much fun playing with our best friends, meeting new ones and just enjoying time together. I know we could all use a little together time.

I am feeling beyond blessed this Christmas season. So many ways that God has shown up in people I know and people I don't.

I pray that you feel His presence in some small way this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas... see you soon. ;o)

4 comments:

Adeye said...

Merry Christmas, friend. Your vacation sounds so exciting!!! Have the BEST time--take heaps of pics to share when you get home.

Nicole Anderson said...

Merry Christmas!! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the time with family and friends!
I will pray you get through Chicago easily!

Holli said...

I hope Santa gets it right!;) Have a very MERRY Christmas!!

Leslie said...

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas with your precious family and friends!!!