Here we are, the night before the night before Christmas. Well, technically it’s not night yet, but it sounds better than the day before the night before Christmas, doesn’t it? Are you ready?
I was up too late last night frantically wrapping the final gifts, packing everything up and getting ready for our road trip. This will be the first time in a very long time we’re actually traveling during this holiday, but it will be worth it to spend Christmas (for the first time in 15 years) with family.
It will be our last trip to Iowa though, because my brother-in-law accepted an awesome job opportunity out in Oregon which he leaves for on January 4th, right after wrapping up the holiday fanfare. My sister will stay until my nephews are out of school in the spring, and they’ll put their house on the market at that time, so she and the boys can follow my brother-in-law out West.
That will leave me as the only one in my family not on the West Coast since my parents and other siblings are in the Seattle area. All the more reason to move forward with our desire to move back to the Left Coast ourselves.
At any rate, we’ll be on the road this afternoon after stopping by Princess Nagger’s school to see her perform in their holiday play, then stop back home to pick up the dogs and hit the road. We’ll be stopping in Ohio for the night, and finish the second half of the drive tomorrow, with the goal of getting to my sister’s house in time for dinner. We are bringing so much stuff with us (read: I went overboard buying gifts) that we’re actually taking two cars. Crazy, no?
We did some calculations and figured out even with the cost of gas it would be cheaper rather than buying a car top cargo carrier thingy for my Santa Fe (which we had ordered but then canceled) because we’ll be sure to have enough room for both kids, both dogs, and the pile’o’Christmas we’re bringing with us.
Which brings me to this weeks question(s):
Are you ready for the big day? Are you traveling or staying home this Christmas?
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