We finally got back to Puyallup late this afternoon, and while it was lovely to travel and see everyone it's good to be home! I've got a ridiculous amount to do before it's time to board a plane for Thailand, and that's a mere twelve days away. Doesn't seem like that's possible, but we're really down to the wire!
Connor did extremely well on the plane and the bus to our car; he's really a veteran traveler at this point and it doesn't seem to bother him at all. He napped for a while en route, and so now of course he's determined to stay up forever. I'm not surprised by that though; it usually takes him a few days to settle back in after a trip.
I'll be plunging right back into things; I have to put the finishing touches on Ellen's room, pick up the last things we need before we travel, put the house to rights, and if I have any extra time I'd like to try and decorate for Christmas before we go. We'll be coming back two days before Christmas, so it would be nice to have everything set up and waiting when we get home.
If we don't manage to finish decorating I can leave it for my parents and mother-in-law to do, but we'll at least have the tree. If Connor didn't love the Christmas decorations so much I'd be tempted to keep things really low-key, but he gets so much joy out of our tree every year I can't let him down. I'd like to keep things as normal as possible for the little guy since there will already be so many big changes happening with Ellen's arrival, and normal for him means a Christmas tree on Christmas. Usually we pick one out the day after Thanksgiving, so we're already late this year.
I guess we should probably buy some Christmas presents too, come to think of it. That might be a good idea. So much to do!
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