"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas Weekend in Idaho

We didn't think we'd be able to make it to Idaho like we had planned. On Christmas day a terrible blizzard blew in and most of the inerstates closed down. So we spent all day in Christmas lazying around instead of driving to Idaho.

But by some miracle, parts of the roads opened again on the 26th...but only parts. We had to be very careful and sneaky as we made the trip that afternoon. What should have been a 3 1/2 hour drive ended up taking us eight hours. What a day! Grandma and Papa we happy to see us and we were happy to be out of the car.

Grandma was especially excited for the kids to open their present from her. She made the most adorable and beautiful piggy banks for the kids! They are ceramic and have their names painted on them. Now this has really motivated us to get shelves put up on the kids walls (a project that has been on our list since the house was built!) They have collected some very beautiful keepsake items over the years and we are in desperate need of safe places to display them.

The kids had a lot of fun making a mess with the packaging surrounding their piggy banks. I'm still finding shredded paper in shoes and bags!

Aunt Bree and Uncle Cam gave Hailey a princess purse set. She was in Heaven!
And Daddy looked smashing in Hailey's new glasses.
But we think Hailey looked better.
Ethan approves of his pig!
SNOW SNOW SNOW!!! Everything was covered in white and the kids had fun sledding on the hill outside the house.
It was a short and sweet weekend, but thankfully the roads were in better shape for the drive home. We had some tuckered out kiddos!

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