Over the River and Through the Woods - Livin' the Good Life
Dec. 20th, 2008
05:46 am - Over the River and Through the Woods
Well, in our case, it's "over the mountains and down by the sea" as our children travel home for Christmas. Nathen flew into L.A. on Monday, but he has been unable to get up to the desert due to snow. The mountain passes have been closed. They are open now, so he will be coming up today. Yeah!! Gabe and his girlfriend, Maggie, left Eugene by car yesterday. It was snowing when they left. They couldn't go through those high, snowbound mountain passes on I-5, so they are taking the rainy coast route down into California. I've been praying the entire time that they have a safe and uneventful (other than fun) trip. We've been keeping in touch with them by cell phone -what did we ever do without cell phones??- and so far so good. Ely and his girlfriend, Christina, will be arriving from L.A. on Christmas Day.
Maya and I have been making meal plans together, but the subject of presents has been shrouded in secrecy this year. We've each been busily making gifts and slyly keeping our activities to ourselves. Kind of fun. We also rented "season one" of "Little House on the Prairie" as a nightly indulgence. No one but she and I and Grandpa Bob are sentimental enough to happily watch that series all the way through. Everyone else in the family thinks it's kind of cheesey... or just so far off from the books that it's painful to watch. But, I find that if I try not to remember the original story, and just see it as a completely new story, I love it! I'm such a hopeless romantic and idealist. Those stories were MADE for me... and apparently Maya and Grandpa Bob, as well.