Tomorrow we are leaving for Christmas. We aren't headed to visit family though, we are going camping! Okay, not really camping, we are going yurting and we're staying in a deluxe yurt at that, which with its indoor plumbing, microwave and tv/vcr will basically be like staying in a motel. Have a look for yourself:
We are all really excited. The kids sent a letter to Santa letting him know where they'd be so they wouldn't miss out on any Christmas morning goodies and the rest of Christmas is going to be really laid back and low key. We have planned a few yummy dutch oven recipes and are taking our crock pot too so (assuming we have all the correct groceries) we will eat like royalty. And if all else fails, we can always make some microwave dinners. I think, more than anything, the thing I'm looking forward to is having some time away with just Dan and the kids were we will be
forced to able do fun things together without being tempted to hang out checking blogs/sports scores/online games... If all goes well, we'll probably make it our new Christmas tradition. If it fails miserably, then there is always next year right?
Yesterday, the kids and I enjoyed some unusually sunny weather, for this time of year in Eugene, by heading to the elementary school for some fun... really to get rid of some of the stir craziness that has been our winter break thus far. Here is some of the craziness that ensued:
As for everyone else, (those of you that didn't enter and won't be checking in tomorrow... what's wrong with you, who doesn't want free laundry detergent?!?) I hope you all have a wonderfully fun and happy Holiday.
Oh, and if you haven't check out Q's awesome Night before Christmas poem, you should, it's awesome!