Monday, March 30, 2009
Some of you might have already heard that our family home burned down, which is just awful but I can't tell you how grateful I am that Dad, Carol and Hieron are all safe. As sad as it is the rest of it is just stuff. And they will also be able to live in the trailer on the other side of their property which is blessing. It is incredibly sad that the old house will not be there anymore. When Dad was down here this fall we talked about it and He just loved that old house and all the memories he had there. I am going to head up there in a couple days to help them get situated and help them find and collect everything they need. Carol and I talked today and she said they might have everything they need stashed out in one of Dad's trailers it is just a matter of finding it.:)
We planned a last minute trip to California for spring break. We spent a couple days in Indio, California which is in the desert and it was almost ninety degrees a very nice break from our cold weather we are having. We spent some time swimming and catering to our girls who were not feeling good. We found out on this trip that Henley gets a little car sick. We got to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa Futrell who Macey had never met. We also spent a few nights in San Diego, where we got to go to SeaWorld. Which I highly recommend. The whale show there was awesome. We loved it! Henley loved it so much she forgot all about her ears that had been hurting her. And of course we spent some time on Coronado Beach which was beautiful.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
After 7 years for me and a few more for Eric we were able to go skiing yesterday. We had a lot of fun. We were the first ones on the hill for night skiing and it was snowing so the snow was completely untouched. It was beautiful! And we got to get all of our insecurities out without being seen because about an hour after we got there the swarms of young men and young women came for mutual. It was a wednesday and a lift ticket was only 5 dollars so that is what a lot of the wards were doing for their activity. It was great to see a lot of people we know even though you could hardly recognize anybody with their goggles on (a must have in the wind and snow.) It was a great date night thanks to Nana for watching our girls.
Henley has pretty much made a full recovery and hopefully she is not contagious anymore because we have returned to life as normal. Oh I almost forgot she does have a new ouch! I was taking the garbage outside and I gave Henley an assignment to take the bathroom trash can back to the bathroom and she completed her assignment quickly and tried to follow me with her arms full of all her treasures she was going to bring to town with us. Only she thought that I had gone downstairs and apparently she tried to follow me and fell. I came into find her screaming and all of her toys scattered down the stairs. I don't know exactly what happened because everytime I ask her the story changes a little bit, and so does the bruise on her right cheek. It has been red, blue, purple, and yellow, and is now finally fading.