Well, It's finally official. Me, Ernest, and the boys are preparing for our trip to spend Thanksgiving with one of my older sisters, Renate, in Dallas, TX. Words cannot express to you how excited I am. Thought about it for months and now it's becoming a reality.
To be honest, though, at this moment I am extremely tired. The guys are all asleep and it's about midnight. Spent most of the evening cleaning and hollering at the boys. Now it's time to pack and give Ernest a few hours of rest since he is driving. Can't wait for us to be on the road. Mostly so that I can curl under my Bama Snuggie, grab a pillow, and fall fast asleep. It's about 10-11 hours from Mobile, AL to Dallas, TX so hopefully I will get some descent rest. I usually do until Ernest asks me to consult my phone's GPS. LOL. In the meantime I will finish packing and wonder why this woman keeps walking back and forth this late at night. People be seriously tripping' sometimes.
We don't have a whole lot planned like we did back in June. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent with my sister, and her friends/family. Friday will be our day. I would like to take the boys on the free horse-drawn carriage ride and maybe visit Santa. Ernest wants to go to some place called the Stockyard. Somewhere in the three days we want to go back to Texas Land & Cattle Steak House and I want to try P.F. Chang's. So all in all this should be a great trip. Taking lots of pics and videos during my vacation too.
I will say this, however. I am a bit sad. My sister Gabriel is in Chicago, IL and my son Cordell can't make it. I know Cordell is 22 now, but he will always be my baby boy and I really miss him. This will the first time my sister isn't with me for the holidays. I am missing her too. I suppose that is what life is all about. Changing and growing. I accept it, but doesn't mean I have to like it.