Monday, December 22, 2014


It's that time of year where there's a lot of anticipation in the air.  But, this year, I'm not anticipating getting a Christmas tree.  Or baking cookies.  Or the excitement of seeing the joy in my kids faces when they open their presents Christmas morning.  Because none of that will be happening at my house this year.  Because this year, we'll be in Thailand on Christmas.

I am anticipating that I'll forget to pack several things, as I always do.  I would anticipate that I've screwed up the reservations somehow, except I already pre-anticipated that, which is why my husband made the arrangements.  But, I'm definitely anticipating crowds as we're traveling during the tourist season.

And I'm definitely anticipating whining.  Because even though the kids are extremely excited about our trip, they aren't excited about spending copious amounts of time together with their siblings. Why don't we anticipate solving this problem by taking a vacation without the kids once in a while?

You can anticipate that I won't be blogging or tweeting for a couple of weeks.  But, if the anticipation is killing you and you want to see a sneak peek of our vacation pictures, you can check out my Instagram and follow us here.

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season 
and an adventurous 2015!


Joy Page Manuel said...

Wow, it felt just like yesterday when you first wrote about this plan (of taking the whole fam to Thailand) and now it's here! Well, I'm sure it will be a fun experience, with or without the whining. I don't have Instagram so I'll wait for your pics when you come back! Merry Christmas!

Penelope J said...

Have a great time! Look forward to hearing about your adventures which, knowing you, you are sure to have.
Wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year!

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Yet another great family adventure! I loved the pix on Instagram.


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