Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Plans

This is a time of year of much traveling and family gatherings! I love this time of year. The fact that it's a change of pace and schedules coupled with a road trip makes me super excited! I'm always up for a family trip and a change of pace. I get bored easily - so I am super excited for this week I can hardly stand it and am trying to enjoy today and not just look forward to tomorrow evening.

This year will be really different for us. It's our first year as a married couple or a family that we have been in CO to celebrate the holidays. Other years we have split between Richard's 2 siblings (and families) in PA and my sister (and whatever other of my family can make it) in PA. This year we are spending both holidays in Grand Junction. We are so excited to be able to go to Richard's homeland for this joyous season. (But I am also sad to be missing the family out East. I always feel pulled in so many directions. B/c also, 2 of my siblings will be in Ecuador with my parents and we were supposed to go too :( )

Anyways back to the week's plans -

Tomorrow night after Richard's work we will head out for a 5 hour trip to Grand Junction! I love road trips and it's been a good 3 months since our last one, so it's about time. hahahaha (I'm not even joking or being sarcastic at all!).  We will spend Thanksgiving with Richard's parents, grandparents, and a few Aunts and Uncles. (I'm hoping to have plenty of babysitters for my daytime/warmtime runs). Other years I have cooked the turkey and much of the dinner (which I LOVE doing) but this year will be nice to not worry about very much. :)

Friday is our 5 year Anniversary! And if you haven't heard about that until now - where have you been?!??!? I'm super excited about it and feel like I've told everyone I see! ;) i love a good reason to celebrate.  When we first picked our date for a wedding we knew it would interfere with Thanskgiving every year, but we secretly hoped it would provide good opportunity for Grandson/grandparent time! This is the first year it finally will work out. We will leave the boys with Richard's parents for 2 nights!!! Did you hear that???!!!? 2 NIGHTS!!!!
We plan to go to Glennwood Springs - which is a natural hot water springs town in the mountains!
Then meet up with the family again Sunday  morning for church and after church drive back home!

I'm sure I will have plenty to write about after our trip - but until then

Happy Thanksgiving
And Happy Anniversary to US! :)


Trina Mayfield said...

I laughed reading about how you're ready for another road trip - you always made the perfect MK with the traveling and not getting bored stuck in the same place too long!:-) And I'm so glad the Gardners will be babysitting the boys for you. HAVE A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

cupKait said...

so jealous! we just had our 5 year anniversary too- and we got to go out to dinner and kid shopping for 2 hours:) 2 days sounds like a dream:) someday! congrats you lucky duck!! you deserve it!

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