Monday, December 7, 2009

We're all going on a summer holiday.....

It's Sunday, but it feels like Monday! That's because my husband started his annual leave last Thursday and he's been home for 3 days now. Funny how changes in routines can effect you subconsciously.

December is supposed to be holiday time in our home, but at the moment we've been dealing with tummy bugs and trying to get ready for our first long family holiday! It's been five years since my husband and I went on a holiday which was more than a week-end get-away! And this will be the first long holiday with our kids! Up until now we've only been on week-end away camping or holiday-home "adventures", as Jenna likes to call them. And those have been few and far between themselves!

But this year we are so blessed to be getting away with our dear friends to spend time with them and their children in KwaZulu Natal on their parent's farm and at their beach house.

So it's been a bit of a run around week. We are taking a slow drive up from Cape Town to Albert Falls, where the farm is. Stopping along the way in Beaufort West and Bloemfontein. I love driving to my holiday destinations and am feeling very spoilt as my husband has decided to splash out on places to stay (instead of camping!) to break up our journey into more manageable distances. As it's the first time we're traveling FAR with the kids I've been trying to plan easy snacks for eating in the car and ways of entertaining them as we are traveling. So that has meant besides Christmas shopping, I've also been food and "activity" shopping and getting the house ready for going away. I can't wait to be on the road to put all this business behind us! Holidays are meant for resting and that's all we want to do right now!

So think of us we leave on Thursday 17 Dec. We're trusting for safe travels and  peaceful traveling, but would appreciate your prayers too!

Till we return, may you all have a blessed Christmas filled with laughter and family!
I know that's what we're going to do!