Things are definitely starting to get crazy for us. Ellie and I are leaving on Wednesday for St. Petersburg for 11 days, and Eric will join me once school lets out. Then it will be back to Jacksonville for three days (including Christmas itself) before hitting the road for Cleveland. We're driving it this year (prayers for the sanity of both toddler and parents, please), so we'll spend two days on the road, three full days in Cleveland, then we'll make our way back. We'll be departing Cleveland on New Year's Eve, and will spend the last night of 2013 in Pinehurst, NC at a lovely suites hotel, where we will ring the in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest just as we would have at home. Then, on New Year's Day, Ellie and I will watch the Rose Parade while Eric golfs a super fancy golf course, and when he returns, I will hit the spa. We'll finish up our return trip to Jacksonville on January 2nd, and then it will all be over. Phew!
Of course, on top of all that travel there's all the usual holiday stuff - family visits, gifts to purchase and wrap, traditions and meals and all that fun stuff. So, busy, busy.
In light of all the Christmas craziness, I just wanted to give a heads up that I'm going to be on a little holiday hiatus, blog-wise. I'm going to let myself relax and enjoy all this family fun and travel rather than worrying about keeping up with my posts. I may pop in here and there, but don't be surprised if it's radio silence for a few weeks. There's a lot of life happening!
In the meantime, I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and all your preparations are coming together nicely. If you're traveling, safe travels. If you're staying put, happy relaxing. Whatever you're doing, enjoy! Have a wonderful season, my friends!
Happy Holidays from the cutest little Christmas girl!