Wednesday, December 21, 2011

HHI OR BUST!

In just 1.5 days time, Oscar and I will be boarding a plane straight for South Carolina!  (actually, that's a lie...first we will be headed for Charlotte, NC and then we land in Savannah, GA...but whatever).

I am beyond EXCITED for a gazillion reasons but here are just a few:

1) We will be flying sans bike.  I haven't flown without my bike for...well...so long I can't remember the last time.  Perhaps I was in college flying to a cross country or track race?  Not that I won't miss Petey (okay, I admit, I really won't miss him that much), but it will be really nice to bound easily through the airport without lugging that huge box that weighs SO MUCH!  Truth be told, I am NOT a light packer and my suitcase will probably be just as heavy as my bike box...but whatever...  :)

2) Without a bike I get to do lots of running and swimming in a very, very beautiful place.  HHI has a great masters program and lots of nice running paths.  I will also get to scope out some good training grounds for when I spend most of February in South Carolina swimming/biking/running!



3) I GET TO SEE MY PARENTS AND SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW, NOT AT A RACE!  :)  I only seem to see my family at races when I am, well, focused on racing.  I am really, really looking forward to seeing my family (with Oscar too of course!) to have fun and enjoy each other.  Not to get up at 4 am and race for 5-10 hours.  :)

4) We already have like 15 movies planned.  (okay, maybe only 3...but whatever...  :)

5) I'm looking forward to kicking some serious butt in Scrabble.  I hope you know, family, I've been reading the dictionary.

6) Bowling.  My goal is to break 50.  :)

7) Eating all my mom's good food!  YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Because I worked on Thanksgiving I missed turkey dinner which is my favorite meal and so my mom agreed to make it for Christmas Eve.  I've been thinking about it ever since she told me that.

8) Naps.  Sleeping in.  Not working.

9) And most of all, I'm looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior.  Although it's very easy to lose sight of the meaning of Christmas I've been trying very hard to focus on the miracle that is Jesus's birth and the life He lived.  And of course, the death He died for us. 

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a great start to 2012!  Ready or not, here we come!

15 comments:

  1. MERRY Christmas, Beth and Oscar! Isn't HOME the best ever? All your bullet points are great. Enjoy the SUN and running in shorts (can you imagine??) and try not to hurt yourself bowling. :)

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  2. Merry Xmas Beth! Glad you are going to be with family, that is what its all about!

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  3. Your older sister who is a better speller than youDecember 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    You can read the dictionary all you want but you will never beat me in Scrabble. Also we are bringing Settlers, and if you misbehave again (you know what I mean: baaaa baaaa), we will sic our crooked-eared doggie-dog on you.

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  4. Love this post and everything you are doing. Enjoy and happy holidays Beth!

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  5. WOW, this post made me realize how busy you always are. I don't think we have had a post like this in a while. It has been a while since you have thrown away your triathlete costume, and put on the Beth costume.

    Happy Holidays to your whole family. What letter you on in the Dictionary though?? Sounds like good reading. ;)

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  6. merry christmas beth! safe travels and enjoy the holiday with your family!

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  7. have fun! make sure to visit the mellow mushroom--great pizza there

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  8. Merry Merry Christmas! 50 or bust!!

    tn

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  9. Happy, happy, and hope you win at Scrabble. Lelia and I are going to HHI in January. Let me know if you see anything a 7 yo would love to do. (and, unfortunately, Masters swimming is not one of her "things")

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  10. merry christmas and have a GREAT trip!!! you will be so close to us when you are in savannah!!!

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  11. Great post, Beth! Hilton Head sounds sooooo nice right now. Hope you have a safe, fun, relaxing trip with your family, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :)

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  12. so cute! We have to help you with #6- you can definitely go above 50!!! And #9....love it. Made my day :)

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  13. Happy Holidays Beth, seems like you will milk it for all that it is.

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  14. Have a great holiday and trip!!

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