Saturday, December 26, 2009


We have had a wonderful Christmas with family here in Arkansas.

We left Colorado on Tuesday evening during a snowstorm. It was AWFUL! Saw a VERY bad wreck on Hwy 24 before we got onto the Interstate, which was also snow-packed with blinding snow coming down almost constantly. We only got 300 miles in about 9 hours before stopping for the night/morning in Wakeeny, KS. We were afraid that we'd be stuck there for 48 hours, but when we got up around noon (we'd stopped at around 5am), it was no longer snowing. The roads were still snow-packed for a little while, but after Hays, KS, the roads were pretty clear. We did run into some rain, too that day, but it was a great improvement over the previous night. We were all pretty tired and cranky. We'd taken 2 cars, so I was driving during the blizzard and at first the next day. But then the kids were in one car and we lost them a couple times in Oklahoma. They eventually got back on track with the GPS. :-)

On Christmas Eve it started snowing/sleeting here so we did have a white Christmas. My older sister's family from Texas are thoroughly enjoying the snow and my nephew's Siberian Husky, Tifa is REALLY enjoying herself! And guess who forgot her camera - yeah, me. As my daughter said, I'm more likely to forget one of my kids rather than my camera! But my sisters, brother and nephew's girlfriend all have great cameras so I'll just a disk of photos from them. Will upload photos later. My younger sister got a FANTASTIC photo of my family on Christmas Eve, so that will probably be the first one I put up.

I saw my sister's chiropractor on Thursday and she did all kinds of testing on me. (It was my sister's gift to me.) I showed a sensitivity to dairy, wheat and corn. So I'm going to try a 2-week detox by eliminating those major 3 and see how I feel. (That will start AFTER we get home, though I have been limiting my intake of them.) She also recommended a couple of supplements, which I'm going to take and my cardiologist can kiss my butt. ;-)

I hope all of you have had a happy and healthy Christmas with family and friends. We celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Anonymous said...

glad to hear from you, and know that you are safe and had a great holiday. Keep warm, sweetie!

Cammy said...

I'm so glad you made it safely and that you're having a wonderful family visit! Wishing you a safe journey home!

Diana said...

Here in TX I was completely loving the snow (I miss it) until we had to travel! Not so fun being in a state that can't handle it.

Glad you got there and back safe and sound!