I will be home for Christmas … to THREE different homes. For those of you that are new to the blog – we do our version of the movie Four Christmases every year. Remember this movie?
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Well our version is ever so slightly less neurotic as we don’t attempt to do all 4 in one day. We do have four sets of parents that we attempt to see every year for Christmas. We spread out that joy (and driving) over the month of December. So we have already done my dad in Ohio, now we just have the rest of our WV families to see. And we will see all of them over a one week period that starts this weekend and leads into Christmas Day itself. Over the course of 10 days we will sleep in 3 cities and exchange gifts at least 3 times and spend (rough estimate) about 19 hours in the car driving.
Obviously – we are insane.
Four Christmases is great in some respects – you get to see everyone, you get 4 sets of presents, and you have a good excuse on why you need a week off work in December. It is also crazy in other respects. We drive everywhere, you have to buy 4 sets of presents, and you get back to work the week after needing another vacation!
So I am spending the rest of this week – prepping for our mad journey through the hills and hollers of WV. All presents must be wrapped, laundry done, cards out, and bags packed. And then next week – I will either be surrounded by family and Christmas cheer, sleeping or driving. I want to apologize in advance that I will probably continue to be behind on email, responding to comments and that posts may or may not happen.
I also want to go ahead and make sure that I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, or an enjoyable Festivus (what ever you decide to celebrate!) and I can’t wait to share with you guys more fun and exciting ideas and things in 2011.