Monday, December 23, 2013


Either Quick Trip or QTs--as in a quick visit to see Heidi's family this past weekend. My niece got married on Friday, so I flew up to Idaho on Thursday for a short Idaho trip.

What would be the worst possible problem (well, not worst, but worst as far as blogging and remembering go)?

My camera battery died just as we pulled into the parking lot at the temple in Logan.  And I forgot my spare and the charger.  It was such a disappointment, because eight inches of snow had fallen the night before, and all the trees were blanketed with the perfect amount of snow, with the perfect filtered cloudy light for perfect wedding photos.  Sigh.  I only have a few from my iPhone, and none from the wedding.  It was beautiful, and my teeny tiny niece shivered in her wedding dress as they snapped beautiful pictures in the beautifully wintered world.  You'll just have to imagine it.

Heidi and Sam moved into their new house over Thanksgiving (yeah, no photos . . . I know), and Heidi and I spent Friday night and Saturday organizing her kitchen cupboards, pantry, and laundry room.  We made a list of the storage bins we needed and then headed into town to find them.  Before we went to Walmart, we stopped by another niece's apartment  to help her with her cleaning (she was moving out for the semester).  The dumpster was overflowing with garbage, and there was a pod in the parking lot for thrift store donations.  Heidi and I saw it as a great opportunity to find some of the things she needed for her house . . .
 . . . until the apartment manager came out and told us what we were doing was illegal, and that people had been arrested for diving through the pod.  We were really embarrassed and quickly headed into the apartment building in shame.  Oh well.  It 's a funny memory--especially when Sam walked out of the building with the kids, saw what we were doing, and immediately turned back into the lobby because he was embarrassed to be seen with us.

Ellie bonked her head really hard at the wedding reception Saturday night, and this picture doesn't capture her Romulon bump between her eyes, but take my word for it when I say it was quite a bump.
I loved every single second I spent in Idaho. I loved helping Heidi and Sam with their new house.  I loved seeing all of my siblings and my parents at the wedding.  I loved the beautifully perfect winter weather--lightly falling snow, no wind, Christmas card views everywhere I looked.

I especially loved spending time with these two little monkeys.
You don't know the joy of grandparenting until you become a grandparent.  Then you get it.

As I got on the plane last night, I had a silent prayer in my heart for a perfect weekend.

Now I'm home, and it's time for Christmas to really begin! 

Merry Christmas Adam to all, and to all a productive day!

1 comment:

  1. What a bummer about your camera! It must have been beautiful. Love that last picture of you &the two cuties.