There was a lot of staying up late this week.
A lot of thrown together meals
And kids left to fend for themselves.
It’s the week all the Christmas orders go out, after all.
This is what my office looks like right now.
I’m just about to load these puppies up and send them off.
I usually have a few more days to get orders out before Christmas,
But not this year.
Because tonight, this family is packing up and going on a road trip.
After the errands have been run,
Bags have been packed,
We are first going to a Christmas concert.
Four out of the six people in the family are involved.
Then a quick change out of fancy clothes
And pile into the car.
I believe our total car time in the next four days will be about 30 hours or so.
Oregon to Southern California and back.
In record time.
It’s a lot of quality time packed into a Honda Pilot,
That’s for sure.
And we wouldn’t do it, except for one thing.
This is my nephew, Adam.
And his sweet fiance, Brittany.
They’re getting married on Sunday afternoon.
Adam was born three weeks before my oldest, Alyson.
Adam and Aly have been a pair for the last 21 years.
Hanging out at family gatherings.
Most of that was when they were younger, of course.
Adam went to Southern California for college a few years back.
And found the love of his life.
It happens, you know.
And now it’s time for the big day.
And I am so excited for them.
So taking off on a trip the week before Christmas?
Getting orders shipped out earlier than usual?
Driving I-5 from top to bottom
And back again?
I wouldn’t miss this for the world.