Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Zoo is off to Chiapas, Mexico. See you in 2011.

Bucephalus Van

We picked up our new (to us) van on Sunday, got it certified on Monday and packed it up on Tuesday. “Packed” includes; Aries, Reina, Phoenix, Max, Artemis, Ed and I. Needless to say, there isn’t room for much else. Alexander is vacationing at Nanna’s for the winter.He have christened our new van “Bucephalus” (the other one was unoriginally titled “Bessie”). It seemed fitting as it was Alexander The Great’s favourite horse. We all know how important one’s horse is.

Maximilian Artemis First Birthday Cake

On Wednesday, we got the house ready for the winter; all liquids were boxed up, hot water tank emptied, pipes blown out, sump pump heater installed, fridge emptied and the furnace turned off. We then drove to Nanna’s house for a “Going Away/Christmas/Kids Birthday” Party. On Thursday, we spent the morning with the Abuelos and Tia Ilka. In the afternoon, Ed got some last minute errands down and we went to bed early as we head out tomorrow morning, early.

Maximilan Artemis Birthday Nanna

When we didn’t have the kids, it took us 4.5 days to get where we were going. This time, we hope that it will take us less than one week. In the summer we drove all the way to Poppa’s house (5.5 hours) and the kids did great. Mind you, that was only one day and they couldn’t yet crawl. If we’re successful, that should have us arriving by December 23. Just in time for the biggest party of the year, December 24!

We won’t be posting much (if at all) until our return sometime in March (hopefully). Know that we’ll be taking pictures and thinking of you.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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