There are beautiful big flakes of snow floating down in Ottawa. Hopefully winter has finally arrived with all its wonder and fury! Winter is my favourite season, and I love snow, lots and lots and lots of it! It is beautiful outside.
Its been a crazy week! We arrived home from Mexico Sunday at 5 AM, and are off as soon as we can to the “Grandparent Southern Ontario Christmas Tour of 2011″….Max has 4 sets of grandparents, and even one set of great-grandparents! While the rest of you are filling stockings and eating milk and cookies, we are going to be driving….and driving….and driving….
23rd: Fight traffic and snow to get to Rob’s dad’s in Mississauga…probably late tonight.
24th: My Grandma’s always wonderful, but always chaotic birthday celebration (it isn’t Christmas without Thai food on Christmas eve). I think there will be 30 people! Then back to Rob’s dads.
25th: Wake up at Rob’s dad’s, drive to Rob’s mom’s in Hamilton spend a few hours there (they are getting in Christmas eve from Mexico), drive to Rob’s Uncle’s Girlfriends’ back in Toronto, then after dinner drive up to my mom’s near Orillia.
26th: Go to my dad’s. He is renovating, and living out of his bedroom, so I don’t think he would appreciate being woken up every 3 hours even if Max is incredibly cute, so we’ll be going back to my mom’s that night, luckily its only a 25 minute drive.
27th: Back to my mom’s for Christmas Dinner…and then Rob is driving back to Ottawa to work on the 28th…I’m still figuring out how and when Max and I are coming home 🙂
30-31: Make it back to Ottawa….in time for NYE with Rob…maybe there will be snow and we can go for a night ski in Gatineau Park! Oh…with my NEW XC ski equipment…because oh yah, i’m still planning on doing a 50 KM ski race in February…training is another story….
January 3rd: And this is the reality I’ve been avoiding….I haven’t been counting down the days because I don’t want to know that its happening until it has to…but its sneaking up…I am BACK TO WORK!
??: Oh yah…and our little Lunksa (Lunstead Dutka Hybrid) family Christmas is going to happen….we just don’t know when. Rob still has shopping to do!).
So…if I don’t say it on Christmas day because we are going to be eating and driving, eating and driving…
Wishing you all a very very merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. I hope that 2012 is full of wonderful adventures, happy surprises, and spending time with the ones you love!!