Monday, December 31, 2007

The Long Way Down Holiday Road

Twas the week before Christmas and van filled with a load,
Our family took off for a LONG trip on the road

The kiddos were nestled all snug in their seats
And mommy and daddy had a cooler full of treats

We drove and we drove and then drove some more
To see lots of family, what the season is for!

On NC, on SC, on GA and Bama
On Mississippi and Louisiana to Texas to see Gramma

Miss Grace was just fine with Toy Story on the screen
and Noah, sweet Noah was the opposite of serene :)

After 22 hours, we finally arrived
Aunt Becky and Uncle Stephen welcomed us from the drive

We all shared some hugs and said "good to see you!"
then were off to Grandma and Grandpa's to see the rest of the crew

There was Shayla and Seth, little Katie and Ian
Janae and Nathan with Kaya and Pepper (their two furry bein's)

Amy was there too and later came Ben
at Grandma and Grandpa's house, the fun just NEVER ends!

We talked and we ate and we can't forget the singing--
Seth's version of "In the Jungle" -- oh my ears are still ringing!

We all opened gifts and the goodies were great
Santa visited the kiddos -- they just couldn't wait.

We had such good times, we were sorry to go
But our mortgages were calling us back to the road

So now we are home, we've had time to unwind
When Wednesday rolls around, it's back to the grind

It was so worth the drive, our memories make us grin
Maybe in a year or two, we'll do it all again!