|First Montana snowstorm 2010|
|Griz vs. Bobcats 2010|
We weren't home long before the NorDak crew drove in, the last fifty miles for them were memorable, but they arrived safely. They had planned on making their trip a few days earlier but the roads had delayed them. We planned meals for the week, shopped and began working on the number one thing everyone had been planning on doing - relaxing! The Chick arrived after dark with only a few horror stories about her travels.
Thanksgiving was delicious and we were happy to be together. The kiddos did spend some time outside sledding as the temp rose above zero and they were going a bit stir crazy.
We went shopping on Friday - Purl Gurl was in charge of the alarm clock and getting The Chick and I up, sadly she set the alarm on her phone and that was set for North Dakota time - so we were up at 2:30!! With the early start we were forced to go to Kohl's for items that weren't high on our list, but it was a good lesson. The crowds were thick and the lines long, so we abandoned our low priority purchases and drove to the stores with our "must have" items before the stores opened. Each of us had our designated items to find, and the first person done got in the checkout line with the others catching up as they finished. Cell phones came in very handy! It was a very successful seven hour trip and I have all my shopping done except for one more item for Sadie Lou. The men did a great job running their Daddy Daycare. The kiddos were happy and had stomachs full of pancakes.
|Black Friday, 2010|
|SadieLou Who 2010|
We've been watching the road reports carefully. This morning, one car went east and one car went west. The Chick decided to take a two lane highway to avoid the black ice and snow. She was successful avoiding weather but ran into a cattle drive! We just heard from the NorDa Family and they are home and settling in for a week of school...
So everything is now back to normal, I have a cold - school is back in session tomorrow, with early morning duty outside for me - and it's snowing like it's winter and the holidays are coming!