My mother decided in February this year, when she couldn't remember what she had given anyone for Christmas, that this year she would do something different. So tomorrow we are headed to California. The rest of my family is coming from Utah and we are all going to meet up for a week of theme-parking.
We've had months of excitement and anticipation, my mother is beside herself with joy, and the memories, no doubt, will be wonderful.
See you on the other side!