See ya in 2013!

T-minus 2.5 hours until THIS HAPPENS!

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I’ve successfully hoarded a ton of my vacation days and I’m peacing out of here at noon to head to St. Louis with Kevin and Gracie before we leave for our CRUISE TOMORROW! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

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I will be “out of the office” until I return for one day on December 31 (most likely will be spent checking my billions of emails) before having New Year’s Day off! Ha ha I planned this one like a pro.

We’ll be on our cruise until Dec. 21, but we’re staying in St. Louis to celebrate Christmas with my family. Then, on Christmas Day, Kevin and I will be driving to Cincinnati to celebrate Christmas with his family!

Cruise clothes, Christmas clothes and tons and tons of presents!

Cruise clothes, Christmas clothes and tons and tons of presents!

It will be our first Christmas together!

We really didn’t want to fit both families in the same year, but because Kevin will probably have to work Christmas for the next 2-3 years, he really wanted to be home for his family’s celebration. Meanwhile, I just am not quite ready to be away from my family on Christmas (will that ever happen?) and because Kev will probably have to work the next few Christmases, I know it might be a few more years before he’ll experience a Bladdick Family Christmas (which is a must-do because it’s a blasty blast!)

I’m so excited to turn my phone off and be completely unconnected. I am ready for some much-needed relaxation with friends, and then quality, uninterrupted family time!

And since you probably won’t hear from me until 2013 (that is, if the world doesn’t end ;)), AND because I haven’t done a Feel-Good Friday post in awhile, I’ll leave you with this awesome bit of news: A puppy that was dragged behind a car and badly injured in St. Louis, is doing much better now and they’ve made an arrest in his abuse case! 🙂

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and wonderful last few weeks of 2012!!! 🙂

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