10.14.2008

An eventful but fun weekend to Utah

I was able to visit Starla and her family in Ogden this past weekend. It was a lot of fun. The 12-13 hour car ride to a fro were not so fun but the time spent was a blast. I was very excited I got to see Sofie before Christmas. She is so cute and so tiny. Zoey wasn't so happy that I held Sofie the first day we got there. She was very jealous. She kept wanting me to hold her and not Sofie. After the first day, she was use to Sofie and it didn't bother her anymore when I held Sofie It was pretty funny.

Emma and Zoey had lots of fun playing. They both learned new things from each other. Zoey loved to play with all of Emma's toys in her room. They also had lots of fun pretending to wake up Grandpa. Zoey likes to growl like a lion. Bryce has her do it all the time. So she did for Grandpa and then it turned into screaming and Emma and her were screaming to wake up Grandpa. My mom got a very funny video of the girls doing that. It was funny and super cute. Zoey was such a goof and wormed up the everyone pretty fast. I was very proud of her when we were there for going potty and having only one accident the whole time we were there. Very good girl.

We had such a fun time in Utah and thank Starla and her family for letting us stay at her house. We almost had to stay longer then intended due to weather. It snowed Saturday night and all day Sunday enough that I-84 was closed for a while. Starla had about 5-6 inches of snow at her house. At Church, we had to wait for Ryan to finish a meeting. Emma was playing with a friend and Zoey was staring outside at the snow. She was mezmerized by the snow. She kept calling it snowman. She even told me she wanted to touch the snowman. But when we were outsid ein it, she was "freezin". It was funny how was staring at the snow like she had never seen it in her life. She obviously doesn't remember snow and was confused. It was too cute. Emma was wondering why it was winter time and got upset that "we skipped Halloween". What a cutie.

Carolyn came to pick me up, trying to leave a little eariler to get ahead of the storm but just before she got to Starla's house, we found out the highway was closed. So we waited, had some lunch then checked it again and the highway was open. We left around 3:00 and were confused as to why they close the highway wehn we approached the section that was closed. There was snow on the ground but the roads were completely dry. There was only a small part that had snow close to the road but we hadno problem driving home. Even the pass through Oregon was clear with no snow. We got home at 2:00am and went straight to bed. I had training yesterday for my work that was boring but am glad I could make becasue we needed the extra money. A

Before we got down there. my brother told me he had some exciting news. Both Starla and I were not sure what the news was going to be. We both thought that he might have gotten engaged over Conference Weekend, but he surprised us all by telling us that he started his mission papers on tuesday last week!!! I am so excited for him and was very surprised that he is going, not that I didn't want him to, but am very glad that he chose to go. I am sure that he will find it to be a wonderful experience. Congradulations Luke and am excited to hear where you get to go. Looks like we wil have to make another trip to Idaho around March to see him off. Any guesses on where he will go? I have no idea.

Anyway, our trip was very fun and wish it could have been longer but can't wait till Christmas to see everyone again. We love you all!!! I wasn't able to get pictures because I had no batteries for my camera but my mom got a ton and Starla got some of Emma and Zoey giving hugs before we left. If I get some, I will definitely post them for all to see.

6 comments:

Jessica Marie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! You'll be her for christmas? SO EXCITED! I'll probably be like calling you EVERY day...good think I live close by your family! And I think I know what you're good news is! tee hee....

Damien and Ashley Smith said...

That is so fun that you got to visit Starla! You're little girls sound so funny and cute! That's great news about Luke and his mission papers.

Chelsea Haight said...

I watched Luke's video that he posted on Facebook, and I nearly got a migraine listening to the two of them! I'm not sure how you all listened to it in real life. It's amazing how the noise level can rise exponentially when you double the number of children in a room.

*Shan said...

We love reading your blog. Mom called and said something about the roads and the snow during the drive. Glad you all traveled safe. Sounds like you had fun. There's nothin' quite like being with family, is there? We miss you guys and look forward to spending more time together. Zoey is getting so big and we miss being around her, but it is nice to be able to keep up with her via the blog. I'm glad you post all the cute things she does. So fun!

The Karrens said...

Shantel, what could the good news be? Don't make us wait. Please!!!I wish I could see everybody, but you will just have to tell everybody hi. I am excited for Luke. He will have such an amazing time.

Bryan and Karalee said...

Telly, What is your good news??? I wonder!!! I hope you are doing well. I bet you had a blast seeing Starla, i can't wait to see her new baby, and to see zoey. I ohpe i get to see you when you come down for christmas. It has been a long time since i have seen you. Zoey was just tiny last time i saw you. Glad to hear all is well with you and your family, and that is great news about Luke! I am so excited for him. My bet will be somewhere foriegn, I'll have to narrow it down, but give me some time to think about it.