My youngest is living in New York City and I haven't seen her since last Christmas. This has to be the longest we've been apart since she was born, and I'm having a little separation anxiety.
With airfares as high as they are, it didn't seem likely that our family would be getting together at the holidays like we always have. Neither of my children had budgeted for flying to both Idaho and North Carolina for the holidays this year, and Hubby and I had decided to hold off for this year since we've only been here a few months. So it looked like it would be a little while before I'd be seeing either of my young 'uns. But not any more...
My baby said that her roomie might like to come with her, which is fantastic. Her roommate is a great girl; I really like her. And we definitely have the room, so it's not a problem. The more the merrier!
So...what's a mom to do? We don't have a set date yet, but I'm already planning on what to feed them, and where to take them.
We're in the Sandpoint, Idaho area, so Schweitzer Mountain is only a half-hour away and is a "must" for our to-do list. They can go skiing or snow boarding, and I'm looking forward to checking out all of Schweitzer's cute shops. The ski season usually opens Thanksgiving weekend (weather permitting), and I imagine the girls will be visiting sometime after that, so we'll definitely have to head over there.
If they end up visiting during the first part of December, the annual Christmas Fair will be held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds on December 3rd, with vendors, local craftspeople, and of course...food booths. I'll bet the girls could find some unique Christmas gifts.
If they want to try their luck at the casino, we'll head down to the Coeur d'Alene Resort and Casino for a great afternoon.
|Image from www.cdacasino.com|
I also love to stop in at Hallan's Gallery in Sandpoint; their collection of American Northwest photographs by photographer Ross Hall is awesome. Baby Girl is a photography nut like me, so she should enjoy visiting the gallery.
|Image from www.rosshallcollection.com|
Like I said, I'm excited about my daughter coming out west to see where we've moved. Now I'll have to work on getting my son (who's living in North Carolina) out here, and to bring that pretty girl he's been dating for a while now. A visit is long overdue. You hear me, boy?
Edited to add:
Baby Girl now informs me I'm having a "senior moment" and she's coming late January, early February. Either way, I still get my fix.