When all through the house, Mom was running around in a panic trying to remember everything to pack!
Okay, so it really hasn’t been that bad 🙂 Boy does it take a lot of stuff for this family of five (soon to be six) to get on the road. 21 sets of kids clothes, 21 pairs of socks, 6 jammies, 21 pairs of undies, pull-ups, 4 pairs of tights, 2 Christmas dresses, 5 toothbrushes, a comb, too many hair ribbons to count, 3 pair of winter boots, 3 warm coats and snow pants, hats, mittens, extra mittens, camera, camcorder, 2 computers, snacks for the car, DVD player, DVDs, toys, games, books, crayons, presents, presents, presents….wow! And to think that we don’t even have to pack the baby stuff this year! No pack-n-play, bibs, bottles, diapers for a week, slings, booster seat…okay, well, you get the picture. So it definitely could be worse 🙂
Yes, we are driving all the way to Michigan this year. We are hoping to leave on Friday morning and get an early start. Depending on the weather, maybe Thursday night. I am hoping that we don’t have to leave on Christmas mainly because it would be nice for the kids to enjoy Christmas before the long drive. We are really trying to look at this as a really fun adventure. Think of all the cool stuff we will see on the way. Cows….errr…a couple trees…a farm in Iowa….more cows. We will definitely get tons of family time. That will be fun, right?!?!? Anyway, there is goodness at the end of the road, Grandma and Papa, aunts and uncles, many cousins will be waiting with big hugs and kisses. What could be better than that? We can’t wait!!
Today we will be celebrating Christmas Eve at my parents house with my brother and his family. We will also be joined this year by Kent and Victoria, Brendan and Ellie and Vic’s parents. It is sure to be a great day! Afterwards, we will head to the candlelight service at church, something I look forward to all year long.
We are thinking of Mason on this day, just as we do everyday and hoping that he is well and happy. We cannot wait to hold and kiss you and celebrate the day that you become part of our forever family. That will be the best present of all!!!!
Merry Christmas to all! May you find peace in this season….
From our family to yours!
Love, Scott, Jennifer, Sam, Alice and Paige (Mason too!)