Monday, December 22, 2008

Too caught up in the moment

On Saturday morning our alarm went off at 4:00 (o' dark o'clock). While Spence showered, I got our stuff all loaded into Flo (our van), and by 5:00 we were pulling out of our driveway. 10 hours later (exactly) we made it to Sacramento, where we are spending Christmas. We had some snow and some drifts before Elko--after that it was sunny, smooth sailing. Our kids are fabulous travelers, and we have the drill down pat, after making this trip roughly 210 BILLION times.

Yesterday we awoke to rain in the valley. LOTS of rain in the valley. That means snow in the foothills and mountains. We are so grateful to have come in a clear weather-window. Now we are just sitting here enjoying the wet!

We've played with my siblings and their children, been for walks, gone to church, had an adult game night, a GREAT (and very loud) karaoke party with the kids, and just had a wonderful time every moment. And how many pictures do I have? You guessed it. Zero.

So, here's the thing. I'm having too much fun to think, "I ought to grab a picture of this."

Last night during karaoke, I was so proud of myself. I jumped up. Ran out of the room. Grabbed my camera. Came back in to snap a pictures. You guessed it again. The battery was DEAD.

I guess I can't win. Don't worry, the battery has charged all night. I will try to do better.

But I am having the time of my life!


Amy said...

So glad it's fantastic! And SO thrilled you made it in decent weather! It's adventure here as I'm sure you can imagine.