We are talking SIX inches or more... that have already fallen.
School was canceled, JC didn't have work - most businesses and government offices were closed.
Even fast food/pizza places were closed.
We tried to order a pizza for the BIG Auburn/Oregon game tonight.. (If you live in Alabama you are either an Auburn fan or Alabama fan. Game days are a fan of red or orange/navy at the stores.) The nearest pizza place open was 50 miles north in Tennessee.
Once again, I just have to laugh. I thought about a week ago when my Mom, sister, and I drove to Logan through the canyon in a blizzard and I was terrified. I hate that canyon... flashbacks came flooding back of early mornings driving to work in snow.
After being dumped on 3 different times while we were in Utah over Christmas, I remember saying how HAPPY I was to go home to a place where it never snows...
We had planned on just family and couple of JC's close friends to help bless Kamden, but felt so loved when lots of friends were there to support and help us.
My little Kamden is so sweet. :)
A couple of my favorite things from the blessing were:
We had talked to Zenock about blessings and how we were going to bless Kamden when we went to Utah during an FHE earlier in December.
On our way to the church we were going over what we had talked about and how we were going to tell Heavenly Father what we wanted to name our baby.
Zenock looked at us and said, "Well, Heavenly Father.. It's Kamden." :)
We might have to go over that one...
Zenock also was very upset that he couldn't stand in the circle... he was the only boy in the room not in the circle. I will cry the day he is old enough.
The sweetest part of the blessing was when Kamden was told that he and Zenock would grow up and be the best of friends. :)
I feel so lucky to have such sweet/special boys.
My sister was married on Tuesday the 21st.
The "event" is a post in itself. I seriously took over 400 pictures that day alone. The thought overwhelms me to think about. It WILL get done. One day. Maybe by the end of January!
We were able to spend a few days with my family. My brothers and their families both live in Southern Utah, so it was nice that they were there also to spend time with.
The grandkids favorite thing to do is go "Ghost Hunting" in the basement/storage room. Apparently, it is haunted... Who knew?!?
I was a little worried about Zenock, who is terrified of the dark. BUT, at one point he and his cousin Jailyn were in the room by themselves with the lights out and when I went to check on him, I was told to go away!
Love cousins and imaginations. :)
We went and visited Grandpa at school one day... Zenock loved it!
They have completely remodeled the school since JC and I were there... We kept waiting for the "smell" through out our tour (you know the musty, old, books, combination of 300 kinds of perfume smell.) Sadly, it wasn't there. The school looks great though!
Family Christmas Parties...
We had a few or a lot. Our entire vacation was a Christmas party... with lots of family, food, and fun!
Christmas Eve was spent with JC's family. His grandparents were able to be there as well.
I was so excited how well Zenock jumped in and bonded/played with his cousins. Cousins are really something special. He needed no introduction and wasn't too worried when we just left him there to play.
My sister Emily made the sign above for my Dad. She always comes up with the best presents! Whenever my Dad answers the phone and knows who is calling - he says, "Joe's Bar."
We told him his sign would be perfect over the doorway to his "office."
Zenock had a great Christmas and informed us, "I got everything I wanted!" Whew! Santa is always happy to hear that. :) He got a Leapster Explorer/games, a dr kit, lots of Toy Story 3 toys, and a REAL cowboy hat so he could help Grandpa on the farm.
More family and fun with JC's extended family.
Min it to win it was hilarious! We were laughing so hard. That darn Hannah sure knows how to shake her hips and get the Jingle Bells out of the box. She's a little diva and is adorable! :) My poor Zenock only knows how to jump up and down...
We'll have to practice for a re-match!
It's always fun to get with friends and catch up. Love these girls. I know I can always count on them if I need them.
(thanks for the pic Tati:)
Zenock loves planes and trains. He got to go with JC, Grandpa, and cousins to the Train Museum at Ogden Station and the Hill Air Museum.
Love this picture of Kamden just chillin' before church. :)
It sums up our vacation in one word... "Relaxing."
(Even though I think we were all sick at some point or for half of our vacation!)