Thursday, December 22, 2011

Utah bound.

As of today, I am officially on vacation.  We leave tomorrow to drive to Manchester, NH and then fly out the next day to Utah.  We will be spending Christmas at my sister Liesel's house in Park City where my mom is, and my brother Chris will be arriving there shortly.  We have not all been together for Christmas (my mom and my siblings) for about ten years, so I am very excited.  There are two handsome blonde nephews waiting for me and I plan to squeeze them very tightly upon arrival.

We have a 35 minute lay over in Las Vegas on Christmas Eve.  That means that in order to make our connection, we either need a Christmas Miracle or a lot of good luck, and please, no stormy weather.  Mom, stop pacing.  We will get there eventually, I promise.  But wouldn't it be kind of funny to get stuck in Las Vegas, of all places, on Christmas Eve?  No.  I don't think so either.

This week has been just plain crazy busy.  Aside from a very busy teaching week, I got the Christmas shopping done, presents assembled for the kids' teachers, cookies baked, and Christmas cards mailed off.  If you are normally a recipient of a bag full of home-baked goods from me, it's not that I don't love you anymore.  The mass-production baking just didn't happen this year.

The other thing that hasn't happened yet is that I haven't packed one thing for Utah.  I have a small mountain of laundry to sort through and the duffel bags to fill.  The thing about packing for a winter visit is that are so many layers and so many different kinds of shoes and boots that need to go with us.  Ski boots!  Winter boots!  Running stuff!  The sweaters and mittens and hats and ski jackets!

What's that?  Instead of getting my butt upstairs to organize it all, why am I sitting at the kitchen table telling you all about it?  I see your point.

Off I go.  In the meantime, I wish you all the happiest holidays.  Thank you for all of your support and love for another year.  I will of course be blogging from Utah.   Wish us luck!


Amy said...

Have a fantastic trip!!

Elizabeth said...

We are waiting with baited breath--the cheese fondue will be ready when you get here. Travel safely--and we are appealing to all available powers to provide the miracle that will get you here on time. The excitement is growing in Utah---

Rowgirl08 said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy that Western snow...crossing my fingers you make that connection!