Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Great Trip that Never Was

Hello again friends. Don't you just think that pic is the funniest one ever?

Well a big thank you to all of you who commented on my last post. I don't think I have ever been so frustrated/annoyed/upset/disappointed in my entire life! It seems as though everything that could go wrong did go wrong and alas we are still in Ohio!

My sister-in-law tried everything she could yesterday to rent a van. Unfortunately, even through her company, we could not rent a van. I just think the trip was not meant to be.

Also, my youngest son and I have a cold. My poor little red headed Sj  still has a fever today. Yesterday it got to 103 but he is acting better today and it is a little lower. 2 of my other children are also stuffy and not feeling up to par. I guess it is best we are at home so they can get well in comfort.

The most disappointing thing of all is my kids missing that trip to Disney. They don't know about it but I do and it kills me to think about it. I think it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for them. Especially since we are a single income family and it takes all we have to keep the bills paid, the mortgage paid, food on the table, and our cars going. We sometimes have a little extra and something always happens to where we can't save it. 

Anywho, that is completely off subject. 

So since we are still at home I think we are going to do our best to make this holiday great for our kids. They have opened their gifts already but I think I will try to get some stocking stuffers for them. We are going to take them to Cincinnati to the PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo as soon as Sj's fever stays down. We may even take them ice skating at Fountain Square in Cincy. 

Also, our town has a resident Santa and Mrs. Claus who have lights set to music we love to go visit and one of our local churches has a live Nativity set up. Not to mention all of the riding around we can do to see everyone's light displays.

So all in all, I think we can still make this a great holiday. It isn't a trip to warm, sunny Florida to see family or a once in a lifetime trip to Disney BUT it will be a time for my little family to spend time together and enjoy the holiday!

(If it would just quit RAINING and start SNOWING it would seem a little more Christmasy)

Until we meet again friends. Be Blessed!


  1. Much love to you and your family. I'm so sorry the trip did not work out. I wish so bad there was something I could do for you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas here in Ohio!

  2. I am so very sorry about the trip not working out. ::sigh:: I wish I was rich enough to buy you a new van.. wouldn't that be nice? If I was a billionaire, I'd go about helping my friends and anyone else who needed help. I know you can still make it a great xmas.
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Erin, I feel so sorry for all of you, BUT at least you are all together! I hope you get Snow, it would be so nice for the kids. Love the pictures of you sweet kids!
    Many blessing to you and your family, I will keep you in my prayers,

  4. Merry Christmas Erin. I hope you all have a great holiday in spite of everything and at least you never told the kiddos about Disney. Wishing you the best. xoxo

  5. It's funny how God works, for some reason it seems you were just not meant to go like you said! You and your husband will make this a memorable Christmas for your sweet family without Florida, you seem like great parents! Merry Christmas and God bless! ♥

  6. Having a blog reading catch up.... I'm do sorry that your trip didn't go ahead. I hope you and your son are recovering. A great pic of the children.

    I hope you can enjoy the Christmastime, sometimes these things happen for a good reason and only afterwards we realise this.

    Much love to you all xx