We are leaving tomorrow! We have altered our plans considerably since I last wrote about what we are doing – going on a completely different adventure – and the kids still don’t know where we are going.
I am excited to be going on this big adventure with my family. We are almost packed, not quite done yet. It’s hard to pack a family of five when the kids don’t know where we are going or how we’ll get there! They know we might need snow clothes, might need sun clothes. They know we might need car activities, might need plane activities. They have no idea they might need train activities.
The other day Daddy let it slip that we *might* be at ‘a grandma’s house’ for Christmas, when a child started to get upset that we weren’t going to be home for Christmas. I think they’re worried that Santa may not be able to find us. Oh, he will!
Have you ever traveled during the holidays with kids? We’ve NEVER been in a hotel for Thanksgiving. So fun! And we haven’t been away from home for Christmas in a long time; usually it’s important to us to be at home, but this year we are making an exception.
I am slightly nervous about my weight, because I started a new medication this month that seems to have caused some weight gain (that is a side effect,) and so I am up much higher than I’d like to be going into such a long vacation considering I won’t be weighing in daily, as is my usual routine, and so I won’t have the daily feedback. I am trying, though, to put the fears aside and focus on enjoying the trip – whatever ‘diet fall out’ that occurs while we’re gone will just have to be remedied once we get back. I have decided that if I come home heavier on the trip than when we leave I am going to consider re-enrolling at Curves. The hours there aren’t really good for my family, but since I have gotten great results with that workout I may just need to make it work.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!