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Plans for the Holidays?

Just wondering if anyone out there has "new" plans this year....maybe a new marriage starting new traditions, new baby, ect ect, just anyone out there doing something different this year?

I plan to go home this year...it will be the first Christmas I have gone back since I left in May 2005. I have taken 5 days off of work, basically the days that I have out of school, I took off from work and plan to head home. I am hoping that I get to spend time with my mom, 2 brothers and one of my aunts, and of course all of my neices and nephews. If I get to acheive all of that, that will be the best Christmas present ever. So right now, I am just praying that I can tie the ends together here so I can afford to go home...
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535822 tn?1443976780
Yes am going back to freezing old England for Christmas , actually I say this but I hear a lot of you have had snow ,I fly next week to spend it with a whole bunch of Brits and some Scotts aswell, a ton of kids, and a few folks in the middle of divorce ,and at that yelling stage, should be an interesting Christmas this year!!
518031 tn?1295575374
goodluck hope it work out for you.. this year is going to real differen t for our family because this is the first year without my mom she passed last february..plus i have a new granddaughter so it will be a tough and alittle happy it will be ral different
495284 tn?1333894042
I am going to be spending my first Christmas clean off pills!!!!
518031 tn?1295575374
congrats sarah have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !!!
495284 tn?1333894042
Thanks Jollyman.........I hope you find alot of comfort in the memories of your mom,  they live thru us now.  Enjoy that new granddaughter.......MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Congradulations Sarah. Jollyman, I will put you in my prayers
547368 tn?1440541785
This will be my first Christmas without shopping......Does that count as something new and different??? This will be the first time I haven't spent at least $4,000 on Christmas in years.

And Sarah I hope you know we are all so proud of you. You Rock.

Brian, again my heart goes out to you. But you'll see that baby will put a smile on your face and ease some of the pain from the loss of your mother. We always have an empty spot when we no longer have a parent.

You'll all be in my prayers as you so often are.
277836 tn?1359666174
Beautiful,
         Do you have any dates on when you will be coming home yet???

Jollyman,
        Hang in there man I know its tough but memories are what you are now left with I think you should share some good stories about her at the dinner table this christmas.

Sara,
     CONGRATS now send me some  [email protected] snow Lmao
159063 tn?1247272817
I just had twin girls in august, so now we have a family of 5 instead of 2, I am blessed
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alienshadow, school is out 24-28, so those are the days that I asked off, so I am hoping to leave here the 23rd when I get off of work @ 11pm, or I might wake up early the 24th...I am praying that this works and I can actually go home...I am so excited :D
495284 tn?1333894042
How much do you want??  Maybe it would be easier to just switch houses for the winter!!!!  Had to snowblow a patch out in the backyard for the beagle......it was over her back!!!  Supposed to get flurries today and another "significant" storm is moving in for the weekend.  This blows!!!!!!
277836 tn?1359666174
All you can give LOL Blow it this way
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hey, blow some to Florida too...I will send my sunshine :D
495284 tn?1333894042
I will do my best!!!!!
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No special plans. Just want to spend with spouse and children (26, 22,8 ) unless they have other plans. Know how that is?
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If it wasn't for my son,I wouldn't even celebrate christmas this year.My mom passed away in August.My birthday,thanksgiving,her birthday coming up, and then christmas its too much.Everybody I've ever really cared about has passed during the summer,why? I'm not handling it well,my mom not here..I'm not myself,my house is a mess.But what am I doing,sitting on this damn computer..Bah! humbug
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Just cherish the memories that you have of you lost loved ones, and remember that your mom is looking down on you from Heaven and wouldn't want you to be depressed. I do understand your feelings tho. Remember that one day you will be with your mom again.
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Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel ... ya one day we will be together in the spiritual world ... I know you were very close to your mom ... your life went away with her ... near death experience teach us death is one of the most important lessons that must be learned by those affected by it and that death is just a body problem ..Life does not end when we die. Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway. It is a joyful homecoming to our natural home... your beloved mom is healthy and happy with Jesus , her cancer is gone , all the pain she carried inside her is erased , all that remains is love ... pure love and complete understanding ... I will pray that you find peace .. You never lost your mom , she is with you in spirit and one day  you will see her , just a matter of time it is ... God bless
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So true and well spoken.   Madlyn
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I got my plane ticket today.......I AM GOING HOME AFTERALL

IM SO EXCITE :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
277836 tn?1359666174
You better hope I dont forget to pick you up at RDU Tuesday night. Does mom know your coming home?? I am not telling her she will be excited. I am not sure ifs she is working tuesday night or not any way we can stop in were shes works !
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yea I know....I will be her Christmas present LOL :D
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you better not forget, you are my only way home..... (puppy face)
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Alienshadow, you know you will be at the RDU with bells on your toes two hours early LOL waiting to pick up your little sister for Christmas :D
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