Tuesday, November 22, 2011

over the river and through the woods

Over the river and through the woods... and the farmland and the highways and interstates... to grandmother's house we go.

I am choosing not to get caught up in the stress of traveling several hours by car to go "home" for Thanksgiving with two little ones.  I am choosing to not start stressing about flying halfway across the country in a few weeks to The Hubs' home with two little ones amidst carseat hassles, carry-ons, and Homeland Security.

Instead I am reminding myself that the holidays are about family, loved ones, friends.  And I am blessed that we have so much family, though none locally, who want to spend time with us.

So I let go of my small wish to stay home and organize closets and just have a few days in a row of uninterrupted downtime for the first time in months because life is short, and it's not all about me. 

It is about family. 


  1. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with your family! We're going away both holidays too, but I put in a disclaimer that next year we're staying put :)

  2. Your family always wants to spend time with all of you! You're welcome here at my house anytime. It's nice to see pictures of happier times with Dad. BTW - whose hand is on my back in the last picture?

  3. bwahahahaha mom - that is creepy! I never noticed the hand before. I think it is Mike's.

  4. @Behn and Meg - Yes, I think we are staying put in 2012. We stayed put in 2010 due to Bugaboo.


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