Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Snow Nights

We've had sooo much snow here that they've cancelled school the last two days. Actually, it isn't so much the snow, its the two inches of ice that is beneath the snow that seems to be causing the problem. Since we weren't here during the worst of the storm, Josh had to go right to work cleaning up the driveway and sidewalks. The boys welcomed the idea to go play after being couped up in the car for almost 4 hours. This was Brody's first experience in the snow and he didn't move around much. Partly because his boots are 2 sizes too big and partly because Josh had more fun shoveling snow on the boys as he did off of the sidewalk as you can see from the pictures.

Big, Hazardous Trip

The Millers

Sarah Makena Watson

But is was so worth it to spend time with this great family and to finally meet this pretty little lady!

The first leg of our trip to The Dalles was uneventful on Friday Evening. Then Saturday, we went on to Portland at the beginning of a freezing rain invasion. We made it but went about 12 miles at 2 mph. We passed several crashes on the way. I took some photos but it turns out one was a 3 person fatality so I won't post them as it seems a little morbid to me. We headed back to The Dalles that same evening but the insterstate between Troutdale and Cascade Locks was closed so we had to cruise on over to Hwy 14 on the Washington side in order to make it back. That leg only took about an extra hour.

Our trip back to the Tri-Cities on Sunday started about 3 pm as we had to wait until the interstate was opened up closer to home. Yikes! That trip only took about an hour and a half longer that normal but it was stressful! The roads were so bumpy, we couldn't entertain the boys on the extended trip with our DVD player because it kept skipping. So much for modern conveniences...really, they did great!

I've only been on one more hazardous drive than that. Back in college when we were returning from a ski trip in Kellogg, ID. That one was bad because it was only a two lane highway with lots of logging trucks, but this time, we had our kids with us. That always makes one more stressed, both for their safety and our sanity.

We are really glad to be home!

Quite Accurate

You Are An ESFJ

The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

In love, you value harmony and mutual understanding.
You will apologize or give someone the benefit of the doubt, if it means getting over a fight sooner.

At work, you are good at building relationships and connecting with people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Organized, dependable, co-operative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Opinionated, critical, and know-it-all