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Wednesday, July 15

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

November 2007.

That was the last time I saw my family.

August 2009.

That is when I will see them once more! This time with hubby and mini-me in tow!

To say that I’m excited would be like saying whales prefer damp environments (a huge understatement). When I tell you that I squealed like a little girl and ran around the house you should know I’m not taking artistic liberties with my story. I really did squeal and run gleefully through the house. I love my family. I miss them a lot. And this will be the first time Lu gets to meet them. So, yeah, kind of a big deal.

Also, a big hassle. Aside from the expected work of getting Bear and Lu passports (for which we’ll have to get expedited service) we apparently have to register our information ahead of time so the US knows who we are and that we’re coming. Plus there’s the added effort required for traveling with a baby.

And there’s the credit card company mucking things up.

Look, MasterCard, I appreciate that you’re trying to protect me from identity theft or whatever. Really, I do. But you know I live in Canada. So really, you don’t need to put holds on my card when I make a purchase with a Canadian air line. I promise it’s me. And when I call you to tell you that, and you tell me the problem is fixed, please make sure the problem is fixed. Because it makes me feel stupid when I try to book a flight four separate times and get declined each time. And I’d really rather not have to call you again and book the flight a fifth time. OK?

But still, all that hassle?

Totally worth it!

Do you live near your family? If not, how often do you get to see them?


5 Stubborn Stains:

JennyMac said...

How exciting....My entire family lives on the West Coast and in the same city. I live in Atlanta with my hub, baby, and his entire family. It is hard. I used to go home about 7 times a year for weeks at a time. Much bigger challenge now although my mom and brothers come here often, its not often enough. I would see them every week if I could.

Kimberly said...

i can't imagine going that long! so glad you get to see them!

Crystal HW said...

That is so EXCITING!! YAY! I do not know what I would do if I couldn't see my family as often as I do. I do not know what I will do when my parents move to Edmonton next month. It will be different having them more than a couple hours away. Still not as far away as your family, but still hard. It will be months before I see them again.

Best of luck with traveling and Lu.

imemary said...

We're visiting the folks in August. They're in Washington, we're in Utah, so we generally only make it up for Christmas. This will be Matt's first time seeing the farm not buried under several feet of snow. Oh, the hiking we'll do and the bounty we'll eat!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

How exciting! I grew up seeing even my extended family on a very regular basis - and then once I got married and my husband joined the Air Force, I hardly saw them at all. Big change! We lived in Texas, Germany, and Las Vegas (I'm originally from Missouri) and needless to say, I went looooooong stretches without family around. Now that he's a civilian again, though, we only live one state away - which is nice.

Have a fantastic time with your family! :)

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