Back on Texas Time … Almost!

Everybody sing along now …

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too …
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “Yee Haw …”


You mean your friends don’t call “Yee Haw?”

Well, mine sure do!

And in a few weeks, my hubby and I will be back in Texas “yee haw’ing” with ’em.

Yep. We are going home for the holidays and I couldn’t be more excited.

This is my home …

More or less.

This is what it looks like “inside the forest …”

And see that cute kid in there? We can’t wait to see him again.

Or them …

There’s that cute kid again … with his mamma. Can’t wait to see her, either.

Or him!

Or my parents, who don’t like their pictures posted online.

So for everyone else who is planning a trip home this holiday season … good luck with your plans and may your ticket purchases go as painlessly as ours did. If you are going home, what are you most looking forward to? What do you / would you miss the most if you weren’t home for the holidays?

Buona Domenica!

7 Responses
  1. Vanessa

    I am going home for 2.5 months very soon and I can’t wait!! Love that pic of the forest, that is one of the things I miss most about being home. Beautiful forests and lakes (14!!) within 5 min drive of the city, all with interconnecting walking, biking and horseriding tracks linking them up. This year however our whole extended family has rented a house on the beach for 10 days over xmas, so that will be pretty awesome. Should be between around 10 people there most of the time. It will be summertime and it’s apparently already a good one! I’m guessing a texan xmas will be nice and warm too…?
    It should be warm, but not as toasty as yours, for sure. I hope you have a great trip. Two and half months is a long time! Enjoy!

  2. Oh, I’m so thrilled for you to go home for the holidays. I, too will be going home up to Canada and can’t wait. Though I think your trip will be a bit warmer than mine!
    It should be warmer than yours… Yikes. Canada is cold! Enjoy your Christmas trip!!

  3. Yes, I’m going home for 11days. It will be great. Used miles for the tickets so it was quite painless and I’m flying into the small town where my family lives instead of driving2 1/2 hours. Yipee.

    I know you’ll have a great time with your family. Please tell how you found your great ticket prices.
    Yea! Miles are the *best* way to go for sure, especially when you can get to that closer airport. Hopefully after this trip we will have enough miles, too! I am going from Lamezia to London on RyanAir (around $100 each roundtrip). Then, we are flying direct from London to Houston. I think we got really lucky. One thing, too is that we were very flexible with when we are going. I wanted to travel before the 21st, but prices were much higher. So, instead we are staying for a few weeks after Christmas. I hope you enjoy your trip!
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  4. Stephanie

    That is wonderful!!! I bet you are glad to be spending Christmas in Texas….. I wish my daughter was home for Christmas…:( She’s lucky though, she gets to go to Palermo, Sicily for the holidays. (trust me, she’s not that excited) Christmas in Sicily isn’t the same as Christmas in America. I guess she’s a little bit “spoiled”? Have a safe and great trip!!
    Christmas in Italy is no doubt, nice … but you are right – it ain’t “home.” I hope Sabrina enjoys her trip to Palermo. It is a beautiful city!

  5. Meanwhile, I’m thinking about “Living on Tulsa Time” as the old Don Williams song says. Marco and I just couldn’t go for Christmas, the tickets are just way too expensive and couldn’t get enough time off from work. So we’re going in January. This was good, but not perfect, because I was going to miss my brother and his wife and daughters (one of whom is brand new!!!).

    Then my brother called me Sunday night to tell me he had gotten them tickets to COME BACK TO OKLAHOMA three weeks after they will have been there for Christmas, just to see us!!!! So now it really is a perfect trip, and I can live with Christmas here without them, because I know I’ll be seeing them soon. I am so happy.

    One thing: I HATE going to Italy for Christmas. Christmas is not a big deal in Marco’s family, and the one time we did it, being there made me miss my family even MORE. So this year once we realized we couldn’t go to the States, we signed up to work a bunch so we’d have the excuse as to why we couldn’t go to Turin. I know that is so awful, but his family stresses me out SO much when I go there that I would rather it just be him and me than have to survive a week or so there.

    Anyway I know your family and friends will be so happy to see you and Pepe, and you them!!!
    Oh that is wonderful your brother and his family will meet you in January. It will be like getting two Christmases this year!! I know what you mean about Christmas in Italy. Peppe only has one brother and his dad and they probably do a nice lunch. Soooo different from home where we have 50 or 60 people scrunched inside my grandma’s house!! Enjoy Christmas and have a great trip in January!
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