21 December 2008

Fun Videos

Horse Duvers with the Baerwaldts

Saturday morning we drove up to Wellsville with De-bo in tow to visit my grandparents. Grandma tried to hold the party last weekend but the snow was flying to thickly it was a white-out condition. The drive was pretty uneventful until halfway through Sardine Canyon. Phew! The snow was sure coming down on the Cache Valley side. Justin drove slow and showed off his mad driving skills. Grandpa was outside plowing snow on his ATV. Justin is TOTALLY going to get one of those once we get to Nebraska. Grandpa is so cute in his winter gear playing with the snow. I miss living with them. BJ and Sarah were there when we arrived (my cousins). James, Miekka, Jana, and company arrived an hour later due to a trip to Gossner's Cheese. Amelia jumped on Grandma's mini tramp and colored with crayons. She even ate a couple crayons.

Grandma prepared a few appetizers...or Horse Duvers as we Lances call them for a late luncheon. I made a yummy cream cheese, fresh crab, and Thai Chili sauce dip with triscuits. Justin reported it was very yummy. Grandma and Grandpa were so cute holding little Lia. She snuggles right in to anyone who will hold her. Seth entertained us with the four poems he memorized for school and the songs his class sung at his Christmas program. He could show up on American Idol one day. It snowed the entire time we were there. By the time we headed out Highway I-15 was closed in between Smith and Edwards and Tremonton. So we took highway 84 to Layton then back on to I-15. Thanks for inviting us up Grandpa and Grandma!!

10 Lovely Inches of SNOW

Friday was awesome! A powerful storm was brewing all night and morning. The winds literally howled and snaked its way through every crook and cranny in our home. About a month ago Justin boarded up a vent that goes straight into the laundry room...that helped maintain some heat the basement but not much. I went out to dump the trash around 9:30 and the bags were flying straight backwards the wind was so strong. It was a very Mary Poppinish feeling. I had two fun photo sessions Friday, with my good friend Jess and her family then Malisia and Kate in the noon hour. Jess' brother was so fun to photograph; he has a very kinetic personality.

If you want to view my "fropessional" photos I have a blog specifically for that. It is public so should be easier to view. I am NOT quite done with production but the new blog should be viewable sometime this week.

The snow fell all afternoon. Amelia and I took a nice, warm, snugly, nap together enjoying the soft light and snowflakes dancing past the window panes. She helped me shovel snow by sitting on the steps howling with irritation. She did rather enjoy watching the snow from inside with the door open. I felt home around 5:00 to pick up a pizza for dinner and two Red Box movies. Lazy, I know but so, so convenient. My phone was left at home. Justin nearly pounced on me when I walked in the door stuffed with worry. He thought I was out splayed on the roadside for some odd reason. We snuggled on the couch watching Hell Boy II. It was pretty awful. Don't bother with that flick.