Monday, December 22, 2008

Home for Christmas

UMMMM.....That's not somewhere we are going to make it for Christmas. Granted we are with ALL our family (minus Lindsay...(Loser), and David...also another loser!!) in Oregon!! All nineteen of us in a 1700 ft house. We all love each other, but I don't know how much longer that love is gonna linger. They have not had a storm like this since the early nineteen hundreds, late eighteen hundreds. It is the craziest thing I have ever witnessed. It is so gorgeous outside. It hasnt stopped snowing or raining freezing rain for over a week!!!! We were all traveling in this storm and made it here safely right before it got ugly but aren't going anywhere for some time. The power started flickering out yesterday, so we were getting everything prepared for that. Bless my sisters heart!!! She is a little freaked out trying to think if she has the neccessities to provide means if there is a power outage....luckily, she has been diligently "being prepared" and has followed our prophets words and has her food storage and a generator...and the stuff to live.
Granted she wasn't storing things for 19 people (her little family of 5), but she's done a pretty darn good job.
It's a little frustrating thing for me right now. My husband forgot to deposit his paycheck before he flew in, we have a dog outside that is hopefully still being taken care of, a Christmas tree that hasnt been watered since friday, we are suppose to be closing on our house in a couple weeks but have things that need taken care of before;....the list can go on and on....and on.
The storm started with snow and snow...then it started freezing rain...which is totally crazy if you haven't ever witnessed it!!! It seriously is! Then it snowed another six inches, then freezing rain again. We have a pile of Ice on my car that is about 1/2 inch thick, then 6 inches of rain, then another 1/2 inch of ice.
It's all so surreall...
I am just grateful that everyone arrived safe and we are all together.....for some time.
I am going to post a picture of this craziness when its a little less crazy.

11 comments:

Brian and Lindsay said...

This weather is pretty crazy!! We were supposed to go to McCall but we too will probably still be here in oregon. If you guys need a break from 19 people and can make it to Salem we have two empty bedrooms you are welcome to. Seriously, it's just the two of us in our 3 bed 2 bath house and it would be great to see you guys. I know the roads are pretty bad between here and there but just wanted you to know you are welcome! Merry Christmas!!

Jana said...

wow...how are you going to handle Santa's Christmas presents? I imagine he's left all the presents for your children in Idaho?

Mark and Lachelle said...

Um yeah, this weather is ridiculous! Craaazy! Anyhoos, I made our blog private and I don't think I ever got your email address. So just send your email address to lachelleras@hotmail.com, and then I can send you an invite to our blog!

Leah said...

I really want to see some pics... you have to remember to post them. It sounds so crazy. I can't believe this winter. Idaho had tons of snow too. Bless Andrea's heart for housing you all! Bet you had fun.

Los Briners said...

I hope you guys still had a Merry Christmas :) It's a little less magical the older you get and the more stuff you have to deal with. We're excited about the gift you got us. We've used it a few times already. Thanks!!

Lori and jesse said...

Hey, I sent you an invation to get on my blog. Did you get it? If not what is your e-mail address for your blog? Write me at Tschannenguard@gmail.com

Ben Amber Andrew Nicolas said...

you have the cutest kids on the earth! I want a girl so bad now!!! I love their pic together!!! I miss ya! Hope things are going good for you and your family!

April and JJ said...

Your blog looks so cute! Sounds like you had a crazy holiday, did you survive? Your kids picture are SO cute! They look like they should be in a Parents Magazine! How fun. They are dolls. When you are in Salt Lake, you really need to call me! We each have two new kids that the other has never met! And are you in a new house? How exciting! I need updates!

Megan said...

that is crazy about the ice!! so your kids are so cute.. thats great you live by mary!

Cameron and Amelia said...

Jen, your kiddos are adorable. Your blog background is so cute and so festive!

Rich and Andrea said...

um...I'm not checking your blog again if you don't update this week sometime. I''m giving you a 7 day leway...so hurry up.