12 days to Thailand

tse and the coopster
Only 12 days to Thailand. Geesh!

O.K., that made my stomache do a loop de loop!

First Christmas. Well, I had a premonition, intuition, prompting from God (I choose to call it the last one...you may call it something else) that I wasn't supposed to make more than one cookie this year for Christmas or host any Christmas parties at my house.

The last time this happened my mother-in-law passed away....big reason to keep it simple. I wasn't expecting anything like that to happen but I figured there was probably a reason I was feeling this again. Turns out it was SICKNESS~ much better than DEATH but still no fun.

TSE got sick on the 23rd and so did I so we missed Christmas with my side of the family. Max-Ay started coming down with it on Christmas Eve so he missed all the activities (except our gift opening) on Christmas Day. TSE and Meyers D were able to go with me to my mom's for breakfast (that's usually been at my house for the last 7 years). Papa D stayed home with him. And then Max-Ay and I stayed home while the other three went to Papa D's sister's house for Christmas Evening.

All in all it worked out for a very low key Christmas, which is never bad. We still enjoyed our time spent with the kids and like I said, Max-Ay was doing pretty good at 4:45 a.m. when the kids woke us up to open their presents! He started to hit the wall about 6 a.m.

We took our tree down last night because it was very dry and we got it early this year. Also it's time to kick into gear and get ready for Thailand! With all the airline rules about having 3 oz. containers on your carry on I have to go purchase a lot of 3 oz. bottles with stuff in them I don't need in order to put stuff in them I DO NEED! awww....

*I didn't take any pictures of Christmas. shocked? Well my camera is pretty sucky at indoor shots and I just wasn't feeling like it. Also, we went up to Mt. St. Helen's yesterday to go sledding. And although there was snow, it was raining. So didn't take pictures of THAT either. Perhaps today I will get some pics of Max-Ay playing with his new toys. He's the only kid that plays with toys here really anyway.

In less than two weeks I'll be taking travel pictures up the ying yang anyway so perhaps I'm saving myself up! ha!


Lee said...

your trip sounds exciting! glad the kids are better and Christmas went well :) can't wait to see the travel pics!!

CameraDawktor said...

thanks lee! it's getting very exciting and i have spent the day buying some small travel supplies and starting to pack!

Rain said...

we had reasons to keep it low key this year too. I hope you have a wonderful trip.

Tee said...

It's alright not to take pictures sometimes to actually just BE in the moment and enjoy it. That's been a hard thing for me to enforce on myself. I always think I'll regret it if I don't take pics, but so far I'm OK. LOL. I don't have to have photos of EVERY event. (I'll just keep saying that to myself. It's my mantra. ROFL.)

That is AWESOME that you're going to Thailand! I wish you SAFETY and HEALTH above all - but after that, I hope this trip touches your life and the lives of others.

I hope you'll have pics of THIS to share when you come back. I have to travel vicariously through others. LOL.

God bless and Happy New Year!

CameraDawktor said...

thanks tee, that was lovely!