Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Disappointment

As most of you know, we were planning on going back to Kentucky for Christmas. We had made plans to stay with my cousin and her family. Until yesterday, I was under the impression that all of our plans were set. But today, I sit here trying to figure out another relative we can stay with. It is depressing, because we don't have many options.

Although I hate to admit it, I don't think we are going to be traveling home this year. It breaks my heart, because my family hasn't seen baby Izzy yet. And in a few more months, he won't be a baby anymore.

More than anything, I hate the idea of telling my mom and grandma that we won't be coming home. I expect tears - lots of tears. I am not a very emotional person, so tears make me very uncomfortable. Especially when I am the one causing the heartache.

Although everyone will be upset about our canceled trip, it is probably for the best. Ten hours is a loooooooong time to be trapped in a car with two babies. We will save money on gas and gifts. We will be able to savor the holidays with our own little family, in our own comfy house. But despite the perks of staying home, I am still sad.

24 comments:

Eva said...

I'm so sorry. That sucks. I wish there were an easy solution for you.

Pregalicious said...

it's really tough living away from family....i'm 10 hours as well and as the immediate family grows it's harder to get there.

The White Family said...

That really sucks that your plans fell through. I hate when that happens. Maybe something will work out so try to stay positive. If not, enjoy your time at home with your beautiful family.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh that stinks. This is why when the hubs company talks transfers I get sick to my stomach.

Carrie said...

big hug. I understand completely, we're going home (PA-GA-13 hour drive) for Thanksgiving this year because I'm going to be too preggers to stand the drive for Christmas. Christmas is going to be lonely for us without the neices and nephews.

Dana said...

i'm sorry- i know it's tough.. that really stinks!! but hey- maybe you'll figure things out!!! and if not i'm sure you'll still have a great day...

Jenn said...

I'm so sorry your plans fell through. I never plan on going home so that will never be a worry for us, now if I could just spend Christmas with my own little family and not have to spend it with the inlaws ...that would be perfect!

Catizhere said...

Sorry that your plans are falling through.

We did that Maggie's first Christmas. Stayed home, I mean. It was horrible. No one came. My family all live pretty close. My Mom is only 20 mins away & my sister is in Deptford. maybe 1/2 hour tops. Everyone usually goes to my Moms house for Christmas. Joe decided that he didn't want to spend Maggie's first Christmas in the car driving all over town(???)

When I called Mom, she said that everyone was either too frazzled/overcandied/overgifted/to come over. whatevah.

Steph said...

I'm so sorry things aren't working out. I can only imagine how frustrating and hard that is. I am so thankful to live close to my family. I thought splitting time between my family and Eli's was hard, now I realize I should be thankful. Thinking of you...

Becks said...

I understand this! We made the same decision! It sucks. But you can really enjoy your own little family and start new traditions!

Jeninacide said...

Yeah, I am traveling home to Tahoe, which means NINE HOURS in a car with my child and my dog. Can't say that I am thrilled at that prospect. Bummer that thing didn't work out on your end!

Nellie said...

I'm so sorry. It must be really hard to live far from family. Why can't you stay at your cousins? Could your mom and grandma come visit you?

But your last few sentences about staying in your own comfy little home with your family sounds so sweet and appealing! My family is close by and I think I'd like to stay home with Greg and Ellie and have peace and quiet!!

Try not to be to sad. I'm sorry.

dani said...

i hope things will work out for you, christy... i'm sad that you are sad.
love,
dani

Amanda said...

I'm sorry that you are not going home to visit your family this Christmas. But at least you are spending it with hubby and your two beautiful babies.
l,
Amanda x

Amber said...

I'm so sorry, hopefully maybe you can work something out that will be benificial to your family! Some of my family still hasn't met taylor so I feel your pain!

Cristina Mathers said...

i am sorry you are sad, but there is something to be said for creating your own traditions and memories at home. we always spend Christmas day at home ALONE, and i am very happy about it!

amanda said...

how about kansas?? is that closer??

no. well i didn't think so. just thought i'd try :)

sorry that it's not going to work out...hoping that santa will be extra kind to you this year!

Lisa said...

I am so sorry things are not working out the way you had hoped. :(

chris said...

That's a total bummer. Sorry to hear that. I hope you're able to work something out.

Z's Mom said...

I'm sorry.....I know you were looking forward to the trip! I hope something works out for you.....and if you do end up staying home for the holidays...I hope its way better than you could ever expect!!!

Clare said...

i totally don't blame you! i would be super sad not to be with the fam over the holidays. maybe you can come up with some little traditions that are different from your family to do over the holiday season?

Tabitha said...

I am so sorry about this!!
Hope that maybe there is another solution for you.
Take care,
love and hugs Tabitha XXXX

Rachel said...

Oh that is so sad. I hate when things get canceled and I hope you have a great X MAS at home, but I am sure you will.

Danielle said...

I am so sorry to hear. I didn't realize you were from Kentucky. I am sure you are very dissapointed. Ten hours in a car with two kids is a lon time. We are flying to Kansas gfor turkey day and I am filled with dread!