Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year - a day late and a dollar short as the saying goes. The Christmas season was very different for us this year.  With  Dad's heart attack (he's 'coming along' as they say) and son #2 and his Lady of Spain flying off to Spain on Christmas Day, things were different and very quiet for Fred and I.  No turkey, no mince pies and no gifts to buy, wrap or exchange.

The latter, because  several months ago, we decided our gift to our 3 grand kids and each other this year would be a trip to Florida and Disney for one week at New Year's. One of my sisiter's was going for the full Christmas break with her young-adult children and we thought  "Why not?"

Our grannd kid's first trip on an airplane. Their first trip to Florida.  Heck - even their first  out-of-province trip.  Talk about excitement!  Add to that the grandparent stresses. Can we get 3 kids, who are not our kids, out of the country?  How will they handle the airplane flight?  Will the flights get delayed?  How will we all cope?

Needless worries all.  The trip was great.  The kids were wonderful.  A good time was had by all.  The kids have been returned to their parents and we are now back to our quiet, normal routine.  But take a look at the fun we had.


freshisle said...

What a wonderful treat!

Sandra said...

What a great gift! Regardless of what yo do, the gift of time is so special to them (and you). Fantastic idea.
It's like what I do with my Mom - her gift from me every year is dinner and show - at some point. RIght now we are looking at shows in June or July, but really, it's the chance to spend an evening with my Mom, one on one. I think it's as much a gift for me as her.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda - glad to hear your dad is coming along well - great constitution he has! your Christmas gifts/travel with grands...super idea!


Crazy Knitting Fool said...

Looks like a great trip. I cannot wait to take my son to Disney.