We live far away from our families. Our parents, brothers, and sisters all live in Idaho. On one hand, we like living in different areas. We like seeing new things, experiencing new places and meeting new people. On the other hand, we miss our families.
This year our holidays were kind of.... lonely. We were able to go home for Thanksgiving, but then we spent Christmas and New Years with just our little family. Which is great and fine, but it was also hard to hear about all the family parties going on up north. While everyone in the extended family was getting together to laugh and play, we were sitting home twiddling our thumbs. Well, not really twiddling... it makes my hands hurt to twiddle for too long.
The point is, we missed our families and really wanted to be there in the frigid cold to participate in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It just wasn't possible.
But we are about to witness the annual migration. You see, every year, about this time, our families get tired of snow, ice, wind, and everything that makes winter... well, winter. And so, they come here because our winter... well, it's not. It's supposed to be 81 today. We are expecting a "sudden drop in temperature" for tomorrow. All the way down to 68. We might have to put long pants on and (shudder) closed toe shoes! The horror!
Of course, 68 is much better than 11... which is the temperature in my parent's neck of the woods at this very moment. And so, in February we will see my parents and (my Mom just confirmed this) my youngest brother! He's never been down here to see us and I'm so excited to drag him around for a week.
My in-laws will be here in March! I know there are people out there who would not be excited about a visit from the 'laws, but mine are fantastic. We always have a great time when they are here. After that we have a slight possibility of seeing both of Hubby's sisters and their families. They mentioned that they would like to come and go to Disneyland. Now, I admit that they brought it up in a very casual sort of way. There are no REAL plans for them to come. But I am crossing my fingers and hoping that they will! We want anyone and everyone to come on down to play.
So, who's next? I'll take in friends as well as family... anyone else tired of the cold and looking for a warm weather retreat?
Let the migration begin!