Me & my love DJ.
Here are some pics of our 3 hour ride to Grandpa's house for Thanksgiving. The kids had so much fun on the way over there. You can't see Justin in this one because he is slumped over sound asleep. Liam had spent the wee morning hours throwing up so Sarah was babying him. LOL She is such a mother hen! As you can clearly see, there was no snow on the ground yet. That was about to change in a matter of hours after we crossed the pass!
After a bunch of mothering Liam, Sarah konked out! Shortly after that all of them fell asleep! Those two are too cute sometimes. The weather was already looking nasty and it was damn cold! Our trip over was fairly uneventful. I started raining after we got across the pass and started our way down the other side of the mountain into the valley. We had a good time while we were there but I was really ready to come home after our meal. Though, I really did not want to drive home in the dark. Little did we know it was snowing like a mo-fo up there anyways. I like visiting with my in-laws but I can only handle the filth for so long. They just do not clean their house and it drives me stark raving looney! Brody was in rare form as always and he shit himself every chance he could. I thought my husband was going to beat the child! OMG that kid has a nasty ass!
So, the time went fast and we eat so much I think we made ourselves sick. All of us spent a great deal of time in the bathroom the following day. Liam threw up some more and was running a fever. All in all though it was a nice time I guess. Not what I had in mind but it was nice to be with family. The food sucked for the most part but I survived. Next year I am sooooo cooking! LOL. This year was just very stressful with my mom and money was tight. Oh well. On Saturday we were watching the live cam up on the pass and found out they got a couple feet of snow while we were visiting. Oh the joy of driving the pass with packed snow and ice!
It was gorgeous! It was like a winter wonderland. I love driving through the mountains after a serious snow storm. To me, nothing is quite as pretty. Yeah, I know, I am crazy but I friggin' love now! The drive wasn't too bad though. They were saying that chains were required but we decided to make a go of it and we didn't get pulled over. It could have been lots worse. I have been up on the pass many times, alone.
We drive a SUV so we do alright. Man I just can't tell you how pretty it was!
My favorite part has always been going through the tunnel. I swear I am 34 and not 5! I am sucha kid at heart! We always honk our horn and scream as long as we can make it. We try to scream all the way through the tunnel. The kids love doing it. Hell, I love doing it! Who am I kidding? If I could have I would have stopped the car and made snow angels! Without chains we couldn't stop because it was a sheet of ice the entire way home. It was like 26 degrees at 2 in the afternoon up there. We couldn't even stop for em to take pictures! I had to take them through the front window or with my head hanging out the window like a complete fawking idiot fool! Oh well, I will do anything to take pictures of the things I love!
The sun was shining and there was a beautiful orange sunset on the shimmering snow at the end of our trip home. You couldn't have asked for anything prettier. I love the weather here in Oregon. I posted two other pictures of our trip on my photo journal. I still have not learned how to add links to my posts so here is the http link .....
Weatherman is calling for snow every day this week but one. OOooOOOOOooo....I love this time of year. I hate driving in the shit but I sure love looking at it. Well, time for dinner and then some hot chocolate for this ol' gal.
Night and I hope everyone had an awesome holiday.