Sunday, December 28, 2008

Driving me Crazy

We just returned from a trip to my parents home where we went for Christmas. This is a 7+ hour drive that in winter can be especially challenging. We were grateful this year to be making this drive in a nice vehicle, capable of handling winter roads, but it is still a long drive with a car load of kids. BY the time we got home, we had driven almost 1500 miles (including a side trip to St. George), and we were more than ready to get here and sleep in our own beds.

No offense to anyone, but I don't think we will do this again any Christmas soon. We have decided to just be stick in the muds and stay home for a while. We have already been staying here for Thanksgiving (inviting others to join us here so we don't have to travel :o)). Maybe this is a sign that we are getting older, or wiser, or lazier (take your pick), but it is always such a hassle to pack up all the presents, kids, clothes, and assorted items that we just don't feel like doing it again. At least not for a while. Maybe our minds will change over time. Seems like we said this last year too.

For now, Have a Happy New Year (without us), and we look forward to seeing you all soon, When are you coming?

Drive safe. Stick.


Delirious said...

I learned a long time ago that I like to have Christmas in my own home. If I do leave at Christmas time, it is after Christmas day. We contemplated leaving home for Christmas this year, but I couldnt' bear the thought of being away from my own home, but more importantly, I knew we wouldn't have room for 6 people, luggage, my son's belongings he is transporting to school, and the presents too. So far we have had great weather, but I dread the thought of going over Donner Pass. If we have to eat one of us, I think my husband will feed more of us than skinny little me and my kids. ;)

Twist's Tales said...

After I finish over 2500 miles for this Christmas trip, over 42 hours just of travelling, I love going to somewhere for Christmas. If I can change my work appropriately, I will stay home for Christmas in the future because all our kids will be settled around our home. I'm just always afraid we may not see some family again in this life.