This year Christmas has been busy. If you haven't been able to tell from my lack of blog posts there has been a heck of a lot going on. Between work, being on call more weekends than I've been off, Shawn's work schedule, and life in general things have been crazy. While our Christmas tree is standing the rest of the season seems to be disjointed. I ordered custom Christmas cards, but they aren't addressed, let alone mailed. Our Christmas shopping is finished, but none of it is wrapped. It feels as if Christmas is halfway done and I have very little energy to tackle it once Emily is fed, washed, and in bed.
One thing I am excited for is Friday. Myself and the rest of my little family will be traveling to Maryland for a good 'ol Eastern Shore Christmas. My mom and sisters will get a huge dose of Emily time. I will get a lot of camera time and to see old friends. Shawn is going to get to hunt. All of us will have an amazing few days.
Lets ignore the fact that the weather forecast right now is horrible for both the way down and the way back. Nothing sounds worse than traveling over five hundred miles through a Nor'easter with a baby. And yes, we are driving... its cheaper and easier than flying. Plus, if Shawn gets a deer while hunting it would be kind of difficult to get the meat back on an airplane. Lets just hope all the snowy weather holds off until the 27th when we are back in Vermont where its welcomed.
So, I have a few days to tie up all the leftovers of Christmas that I haven't before I am casting off all responsibilities and focusing on family. That will be a new thing... no work, no phone ringing constantly, no fire department, none of that. Just family.