Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Shopping- Complete!

I haven't even started... really, how could I? I am just so thankful that McClaine and Audrey will be happy with their empty diaper box with dog leash attached...
And Avery will be happy with her plastic ring that she has been clinging to for almost a week now.

It is a blessing to have content children. Especially since I am packing up the Odyssey with three kids, a chocolate lab (anyone want to dogsit?), an endless supply of DVDs and snacks galore. That's right, mama's gonna make a ten hour car trip by herself- on Monday. I am seriously considering Depends for me, and the training toilet for Avery.

Will it be worth it? Oh yes it will... nothing says relaxation like two weeks at Oma and Opa's. Caleb will fly up the week before Thanksgiving and drive home with us. Or I might just buy a one-way ticket home (just for me!). Who knows, I might actually get a little Christmas shopping done.

15 comments:

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Wow you are a brave woman! Maybe they will sleep for most of the car ride...wishful thinking? Have a safe trip!

Vashey Fam said...

Oh I am soooo excited! Maybe we can Christmas shop some together! You'll have any number of babysitters here, including me.....actually what about a girly day, massage, haircut? Mom is already stocking up on the Mint Mocha creamer for you. She asked me the other day if that is something you can freeze, just in case they're sold out by the time you get here.lol Oma loves you for sure!

gina said...

10 hours in the car is SOOoo worth two weeks with family help!!


I came via POW and I thought you truly were done- I was a tad jealous. ;)

LeeAnn said...

I am soooooo very sad that we are not going to be there this year... maybe we will finally be at Thanksgiving the same year again some day.

Drive safe, praying for you as always :)

Rachel Wilson said...

Ahh! Nice! That will be so much fun! I'll be praying for the car ride! Are you going to east texas? no stonewall this thanksgiving?

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Wow--10 hours alone; you are more a woman than I .

I'm sure it will be worth it--hope you can get that alone flight time :)

Following Him said...

What a brave woman!!! You rock :) Maybe they will be content on the car ride up! Have a wonderful trip :)
~Elyse~

Katrina said...

10 hours! I am scared to drive to College Station (that is only 3). You are a brave woman, but totally understand how worth it it is. I will be praying for you.

P.S. - you Look AMAZING in your picture below. I am so impressed.

OHmommy said...

I love my Odysessy. And I love content kids. Yours are beautiful and have a wonderful trip!

Following Him said...

Saw your comment about the award but can not seem to find it. Just curious where it is on here :)
~Elyse~

Krystyn said...

You ARE brave! Good luck!! Have a safe and fun trip.

Shahrzad Baber said...

thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I will pray for safe travels for you! I hope that everything goes smoothly and that you get lots of Christmas shopping done!

Nicoolmama said...

You are one brave Mama, making a trip like that! Thank you for your sweet comment and your prayers..it means a lot.
Nicole

Audrey and Company said...

I heard you guys were going East this year for Thanksgiving. We sure are going to miss you at Stonewall this year. Love ya!

Allison R said...

You are braver than I am. I'm already dreading a 4.5 hour drive with one kid and two dogs. I can't imagine 10 hours!!! Have a very safe trip and happy Thanksgiving.