12.23.2010

I'm Dreaming of a White {Trailer Trash} Christmas: An Exercise in Randomness


I hear a little randomness goes great with a mug of hot chocolate.

We were going to try to pull a fast one on our kiddos this year. We want to spend the holiday with our families in Idaho, but don't want to transport all the Christmas goodies there and back. We were going to try to convince them that TODAY is Christmas Eve and that Santa would be visiting our humble little trailer tonight, but Dee (bless his heart) is getting much too smart. He has been counting down the days until Christmas...

...Which I love that he is doing! He's putting the magic back into Christmas for me this year...

...That and all the snow we have seen over the last month or two. I am so happy to be back in snow country! Have I already mentioned that once...or twice...or more?

Joe just accepted a job offer in another state which happens to tote "The Greatest Snow on Earth". They wanted him to start January 10th, but seeing as we have a baby due January 17th, he was able to push the start date back to January 31st. If she isn't nine days late like her sister was, that gives me almost two whole weeks to have a baby, recover, and pack up and move my household.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't scared out of my ever-lovin' mind.

I could sure use some of that pioneer spirit I hopefully inherited from my ancestors.

We Mormons (I'm Mormon. Did I mention that?) put our pioneers up on pedestals. They were hardcore. They gave birth to their babies WHILE they were moving. Minus the epidurals.

And where did they move? To Utah. Which is where we are moving. Mormon country. Sure, I am a Mormon, but I never pictured myself being a "Utah girl". I sure hope my self-esteem can handle it. That and my very flat and fine hair. I might have to buy my first Bump-It...

...And figure out a very non-Mormon name for my baby. Seeing as I already have a "Deacon", "Eliza Jane", and "Lydia", all very Mormon-y and pioneer-y names, I hope they won't laugh me out of the state before I can unpack the first box at our new place...

...Which I vow will NOT be another yard-less trailer like the one we live in now...

...where we will be celebrating Christmas...

...a day early...

...because thankfully Dee is one trusting little guy.

How's your hot chocolate?

10 comments:

Jodi said...

Enjoyed the House of Dreams Christmas post - thanks for sharing.

Excited for you to move to Utah - hopefully you've been polishing up your valley girl accent! I hope everything goes smoothly and the timing works out for your delivery. I also hope you will have lots and lots of help to pack up and move.

If you ever find yourself between Utah and Idaho passing our small town of Downey, stop by - we'd love to see you!!!!:) You can ask at the grocery store, library, or post office on main street and they'll give you directions to our humble abode!!

aubrey said...

My in laws have done that a few times when they were going to Disney on Christmas Day. Santa sends a letter or something to let them know that he knows they're going on vacation and he'll see them early this year...

Lind Family said...

I'm so happy for you! Please rely on your ward for help. Even if they don't provide it, insist upon it. That is what we mormons are here for!
Don't think you have to be anything else but who you are. You are a wonderful woman and have a fantabulous family. Don't think you have to change yourself to meet the "Utah Mormon standards."

Impulsive Addict said...

OH man. You are a better person than me. I would have been committed to a mental ward if in your current state. Pregnant, moving, four kids + one newborn, to a different state, what's sure to be endless packing....NO THANK YOU!!!

I would bow down to you if I didn't feel totally inappropratie about it. I really would.

You're my new hero.

MiMi said...

Wait. So why are you going with an un-mormon-y name? Why would they laugh you out of the state? What if they yank your Mormon card?? Oh no. Now I'm worried for you.
And I was worried before with you being pregnant, having 3 kids, moving and all that already. HOLY CATS!

Mamarazzi said...

congrats on the new job...i think you will be ok as a Utah Mormon, i have a lot of confidence in you!

Erin said...

Ah, Evelyn! you are setting yourself up to witness so many miracles in the next month! Pray for help, ask for help, find out who your new Bishop is going to be, do your best and then watch while the Lord bless you!
If there's anything I can do from way down here in AZ, let me know! I'd be happy to help!

Cherie said...

Evelyn you are sooo great! I can tell you definately have that pioneer stock in you- You are ready to move forward!!
I know you guys will do great in Utah - new adventures, new friends, new life but all together!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!

iamwoman said...

WOW! Sounds like this might be a great move--only can you do me a favor and stick with the trailor life? I'm dying to hit one of your trailor trash parties;)

You'll have to let me know where in Utah, seeing as I have family there and visit once in awhile;) Maybe we can Bump-It together.

Good luck with it all and Merry Christmas!!

Sami said...

When Roon and I got married, I always told him that I didn't want to end up living in Utah. So far, so good. However, we do have family in Utah, so perhaps an opportunity to meet in real life will be in the cards for us!

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