Thanksgiving this year was great. We spent it with Mike's parent's in Park City again, which was nice because I didn't have to cook!
Getting up to Park City was actually quite the adventure. What should have taken us only an hour and a half...took us almost 3 1/2. Yep, I know. We left Orem around 11:30 (I missed class) hoping to miss the storm that was set to hit that afternoon. Well, all was fine and dandy going up through the canyon, until we came to US 40 right outside Heber. The road was closed. But, get this, it was only closed one way - northbound up the pass to Park City - which of course was the way we needed to go. The stupid thing was, there was no warning posted along the roads it was closed, nor was anything being said about it on the radio. We weren't too happy that we had spent an hour driving and were only about 15 minutes away from the house and had to turn around. And, of course when we pulled over to ask the trooper what was going on, he just about had a conniption, so we didn't bother asking and just turned around to head BACK to Orem. All the way home we were listening to the radio to see why they had 40 closed, and in an hour we only heard one little blurb that said US 40 going from Heber to Park City was closed due to "extreme weather conditions." Huh? Extreme? First of all, the storm was a few hours away, secondly, the roads were just wet with a little slush, and thirdly, we could see all the way to the top of the pass.. Extreme my foot. I was seriously thinking, "Extreme?!? I will show you extreme! Try driving home in the middle of the night, white-out conditions, barely able to see the tail lights of the car in front of you, let alone the road. That's extreme. Yep. And I've driven in conditions like that. Multiple times. Since when did a little fog and slushy roads classify as "extreme" conditions?" Haha I admit I may have been a *teensy* bit mad. ;-)
We were still ticked about things when we rolled back into Orem almost an hour later, so we treated ourselved to Taco Time and came home to talk about what we were going to do. We had only two hours by this time before the storm was scheduled to hit, and we didn't know if it was worth it trying to make it up to Parley's, which they were ready to close at any second. Well, to make a long story short, we ended up trying Parley's, and to our surprise the roads were dry until the turn off of I-80 for Park City. No joke, within minutes of us pulling up to the house, the storm came (around 3:30). It was fun to be up there for it because it came down like crazy.. A good old fashioned snowstorm.. It was awesome.
This was the sight we had when we got there - four feet of snow on the deck. YUM. This was *before* the storm.. The next morning the snow removal guys came and spent close to three hours clearing the deck.
On Wednesday, I was able to talk to my Grandpa Smith who is living in Australia right now, which was a nice surprise and totally made my day! Thank goodness for Skype! That night the family went to a Jazz game. Frasier had been given some tickets for a suite...so much fun!
The only way to watch a game. ;-)
I even got to hold baby Nathan for a quarter. He is growing up so fast! Not to mention, he is one of the cutest babies EVER! (Not that I'm biased or anything.) Oh, and in case you wanted to know, the Jazz won.
Thanksgiving day was fabulous as always. It was a pretty lazy day for the most part, just playing with Sabrina's kids and lounging around and making my rolls.
Ben LOVES having a brother.
Baby Nathan - already 2 months old!
Playing on the iPad
Nathan and Dad taking a post-dinner nap together.
Friday we did a little shopping, got some stellar deals, and went and saw Tangled. The cutest movie EVER! Even Mike wants to go see it again.. We came home that night, and have been enjoying the last of our break ever since. Well, at least Mike has...I have been unable to get off the couch because of my neck...again. I think it's time to go get it x-rayed to find out what's been going on seeing as how it's been a month and hasn't gotten any better, just worse.. Ah, the joys of getting older..
Now it's on to the last week and a half of school, finals, then almost three fabulous weeks of fun and snow!
Isn't this the coolest tree ever? Jennifer got it for the Park City house this year.. Undecorated right now..