Well, we are now living in 2017. I kind of fell off the blogging train in 2015 and now I'm climbing back on board so I can continue to keep records of my life and the lives of my family members. We just got home from a wonderful trip to Texas for Christmas. I know that Christmas happened in 2016, but I'm going to open my blog with pictures and memories from Christmas so I don't forget!
The roads and the weather was good until we got about 15 miles from Cortez, Colorado and that is when we hit some black ice. I never felt us slip but it came out of nowhere and it was kind of scary. I was stressed and tired and ready to stop for a while. We made it into Cortez safely. We stopped to eat dinner at Arby's and ask about the weather to Gallup. The guys in Arby's didn't know that the distance from Cortez to Gallup was 2 hours, but we soon found out as we kept on driving. After that, the weather was great. It was freezing, but great. We were blessed with a functioning, warm vehicle and the kids were great so we decided to drive all through the night. I had to grab a power protein bar to help me get through the night!
On Sunday morning, after driving 20 hours, we decided to stop for breakfast at McDonald's. We found a street called Cooper and took some pictures by in the 5 degree weather. The kids enjoyed getting out of the car and getting some fresh air. We ran a little bit and tried to move our legs!
We were only 15 minutes away, but we had to take a potty break out along the roadside. This wasn't the only time we had to stop on the side of the road for a pee break. Pee breaks are great!
When we saw the barn with AGGIE stuff all over it, we knew we were close. We texted everyone a picture of the barn and Sean couldn't believe we drove through the night and that we were almost to College Station. What a whirlwind trip to Texas!
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Cooper's big gift was a new phone and all the accessories that go with it. We also got them a control throttle for their new four wheeler. We bought Grandma Doulgas' yellow four wheeler for the boys to share. They were so excited, especially Clayton.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Earlier in the day, Uncle Tyler sprayed the back deck with water. This is what we do in Texas to create a ice skating rink. Later that night, he took the kids outside to enjoy the fun deck. They slid around on their feet and also flew across the deck in clothes baskets. Cooper tried to push Parker, but he slipped on his bum and went crashing down. We even got Grandma out there to slide around in a basket.