Tuesday, December 23, 2008

18 Hours!

That is how long it took us to get from Portland to Utah and no, we did not drive, we flew! Can I just say longest day ever! Ugh. Here are a few of the highlights:
  • HOURS sitting on various runways.
  • A co-pilot with too many hours logged thus a search for another which took hours.
  • Bad weather in SLC so as soon as we were ready to land they sent us to Boise for a few hours.
  • A lost pilot...once we re-boarded in Boise, no one could find our pilot so yes, another hour + on the runway with no one to fly our plane.
  • My poor sister sitting in SLC all day and all night waiting.
  • Many unfulfilled promises from Southwest (worst airline ever) that we would be on our way soon. Seriously, no one from good old Southwest seemed to have a clue what was going on. That was pretty fantastic.
  • And once we finally landed in SLC, we sat on the runway for another hour.
We were scheduled to arrive at 3pm in SLC and we got there closer to 4am. Woo-hoo what a day! Luckily, Brighton had a much better attitude about the whole thing than her parents did. Seriously she was amazing! She just played with her princess figurines and stickers cheerfully for hours and hours. Don and I were slightly less cheery about the whole situation. We were lucky to get out when we did though. I guess the Portland airport has been closed for four days because of all the snow they are getting so I'll just stop complaining now and be thankful that we left the day before the airport closed!

So we're now in Utah and it has been so fun to see family and friends! We're all cozied up in Mammoth and loving it right now. Bri is in heaven playing with all of our old barbies from the 80's. They all have awesome crimped hair and very stylish clothes. ;)

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An Early Start on Christmas

Since we are going to be in Utah for Christmas and Brighton has been asking for a dollhouse for Christmas, Sant opted to bring it to her a little early. We have had three solid days of dollhouse fun. It is honestly the only thing she wants to play with. She doesn't want to go anywhere or do anything that will take her away from her beloved dollhouse. Lucky for her, school is canceled because of snow this week which means no work for Mom and all the dollhouse fun little Miss Brighton can handle.

Bri wanted to build sand castles in the snow so we got out her beach toys and went to work. When I would say something about a snow castle, she would quickly correct me and tell me that it was a sand castle, not a snow castle. Whatever. We had fun. :)

Here is my cute sister Lex. She just left to go back to Utah. We had so much fun having her here for a few weeks! Come back, come back!

This is Bri in her Christmas dress. She didn't actually get to wear it to church because church was cancelled, again due to the snow, but we put her in it on Sunday and she had fun twirling around in her "pitty wed cwistmas dess." Thanks Grandma & Grandpa.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


So I haven't blogged in awhile. Why? Hmm. I don't really even know. I do know that once I haven't blogged in awhile, it's tough to do an entry because it's hard to write about things when it has been a month! So, I'm pretty much just going to write a little about our fun Thanksgiving and call it good.

We had a great Thanksgiving! My parents and my sister Alexis came and we LOVED having them here! Brighton was in heaven with five adults giving her all the attention she could handle. These are the times when we really wish we lived closer to family! My parents had to go after about a week, but we get to have Lex here for a few weeks and we are trying hard to talk her into moving here!

Christmas tree hunting!

Here is a little clip of Daddy the Dino!