After Hoback Junction we came across mountain goats on the road. I was amazed at all their hair. There was also a baby.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Our drive went extremely well. We brought Stella with us and weren't looking forward to the drive with her. She's high maintenance and we didn't know anyone well enough to leave her in Illinois. She didn't bark or whimper at all. When it was time to do her business she was fairly quick. The kids got tired of her stepping on them and trying to lick their faces. She never bothered me. ;-)
Friday, December 27, 2013
I wasn't sure we would leave on schedule today, everybody slept in till 8:30. Brian wanted all the luggage in the garage by 11:30 and Bailee was the only one that had started packing. Only because she's moving to go to college.
When we were ready, on schedule, we couldn't find the cats. Our plan was to leave them in the garage. We have a heater that will keep them comfortable. I just don't trust them in the house. One of them is struggling with the move, I'm sure it's Cali. She's our diva.
After everyone had searched the house we still hadn't found Oscar. I suggested we gather to have a prayer. Afterwards we all went off in different directions searching. Brian found him in our room under our waterbed under the center part where storage is. I'm so grateful he felt inspired to look where we have never looked before.
We've never been so full. I hope Bailee remembered all she needs. She's getting nervous. Me too.
Our drive through Iowa has been beautiful! Usually our first 8 hours of our drive, trying to get out of Texas, is not so pretty.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Karlee gave Brian cake & dip. On the cake it says "dip to come". It's one of his favorite cakes that I've never made. When Karlee made it later in the day, he said it tasted the same as when his mom would make it.
He made this super cute snowman too!!
Here is Brian late Christmas Eve. Luckily we have a heater in the garage which helped him not freeze to death.
Normally we eat in the formal dinning room for special occasions. We didn't for Thanksgiving for two reasons. I hadn't found the linens yet and the silver wasn't polished. Everything came together beautifully for Christmas Eve though. Karlee set the table and did an amazing job.
Once it got dark enough we went to see some Christmas lights at Mooseheart. One area had a light show.
Then this light tunnel at the end was pretty cool! After lights we went home to read the story of Christ's birth then the boys went to bed. They've been sleeping all week in the basement on an air mattress. It's so much darker down there that they've been sleeping in every morning.