Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Despite my lack of posting, we have actually been quite busy. So, for those of you who care, I am going to pretend that I have been on top of things and postdate a couple of things - so you can go back and read up on our goings on. And for those of you who don't, just look for my next post in a couple of months or so. (I have high hopes of posting Christmas photos before March.)
Have a Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
After returning from St. George, we had just a few days to do the laundry and pack up again before heading to Chicago for Grandpa Quincy's wedding. In a nutshell, it went something like this...
Bitter cold, lots of eating out at fancy places (not an easy task with 4 kids), lots of wedding festivities, pink fluffy dresses, pink ties, dancing, saw a show (The Million Dollar Quartet), new American Girl dolls for the girls and lunch at the American Girl store (a highlight for them), a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry for the boys (Jonas would have spent days there if he could), 3 trips to The Fudge Pot for chocolate treats, an attempt to see the zoo, but too cold, hats, scarves gloves, coats for all and still bitter cold. We look forward to returning in warmer weather!
Monday, December 1, 2008
We did manage to squeeze in one last adventure on our way home. While we were driving on the freeway, the hood latch on the suburban broke. It was very windy and we were obviously traveling at highway speeds, so the hood flew up, bent back and smashed into the windshield. Despite being unable to see anything, Shawn was able to slow down and pull over to the side of the road. It was pretty frightening and we felt extremely blessed that it all ended so well. Samantha cried and yelled "we're doomed, we're doomed!" over and over again until we convinced her that we couldn't call the tow truck and get help unless she stopped. Fortunately, Shawn's mom and Doug were just 10 miles ahead of us in Beaver. We stopped there and were able to secure the hood down so we could drive the car home. It doesn't look pretty, but it could have been so much worse. We figure we will at least need a new hood, a new windshield, new wipers, etc. , etc... One of the first things we did after pulling over was to give a prayer of thanks for our safety. And despite the delay, we still managed to make it to Thanksgiving dinner at the Stewarts - almost on time.
A little like this...