Wednesday, December 1, 2010

That Time We Were "Snowed In"

One week ago yesterday.  So, last Tuesday we were technically snowed in.  A giant blizzard had hit Monday and the wind blew and blew and blew and it snowed and snowed and snowed for over 2 days strait.

I decided that was the day I really wanted to see Harry Potter.  We had tried to go once before.  Saturday, the day after Jaren's birthday but after Nae woke up at 10:30 p.m. vomiting giant amounts of whatever was in her tummy over and over again we decided we had better stay home.  Don't worry, she was fine after we changed her and let her take turns sleeping ON (she wouldn't sleep in our bed) us.  Needless to say we didn't sleep much.  Or at all.  Well, I did when Jaren had his turn because I brought out my own pillow out to the couch.  J-boy did not.

So, when you have plenty of big giant tractors at your disposal you can go anywhere!

We just decided to go 2 miles to his parents house, where we would drop Nae off, and borrow their SUV.  Because from their house (closer to civilization) the roads are a bit better taken care of.

I took lots of pictures...

Leaving our driveway - can you even see the road?

See how it's already about a foot deep?  The dark you see on the bottom of the picture is ground level.  That is a ditch.

Ok... looks a little creepy.  Like we are in some enchanted medow with misty floors.  Except we are in a tractor....  Kind of takes away the romanticism of it all.
So I dropped the exposure so you could see the drifts a little more clearly.  You can see the road, then you can see the drift in front of it that a truck couldn't plow through. 
Then there was the time, or 90% of the time it was a white out and we kept on the road by following the telephone polls. 
And there was that other time that we went over a drift instead of through it and Nae and I were thrown to the side because Jaren's side of the tractor was 3 feet higher than our side.  That was weird.

These tree's look a little droopy.....

We made it to Jaren's parent's.  Dropped the kid off and took off again.
You can at least see some road.

We were driving along, just driving a long when we came up on this little fella.

We were so glad, because when it looked like this we could at least follow our friend up there.

I floated down this river with my Young Women girls this summer and suffered from a 1st degree sunburn.  Sigh..... 
And the closer we got to town the better it looked!  It usually does.

It didn't even look like the wind was blowing!  

Remember this?!

The long awaited tasty delicious Cardne Asada.  It's probably my most favorite Mexican concoction ever.  I kick myself often when I realize I grew up in an 80% (or something like that) Hispanic town and never learned how to make this and the rice!!  I think I'll call an old friend and see if her mom will teach me over Christmas.

And my studly date who let me get Rolo's at the movie.  He's fantastic like that.

I'll tell you what I thought of the movie.  It was the first Harry Potter movie that I walked out of happy with how they took it from the book.  There are only two things they left out that I wish they hadn't.  I don't want to spoil it for everyone... even though the 2 parts aren't that big of a deal.  Ok, don't read the next paragraph if you don't want to know what is left out...

1.  Dudley and Harry's goodbye.  I liked what Dudley said to him, and that Harry wasn't hated by him.  I'm a sap.
2.  The poster's in Luna's room.  Why didn't they show them?  The pictures of Harry and his friends with the word, "Friends".  Again... I'm a sap.
Both of these things combined would have taken all of 4 minutes.  And then I would have been 100% happy with the movie!  Instead I'm just 97.5% happy.

And also, on the way home we passed a truck who thought he was way too cool for the 3-4 foot drifts and plowed right into one.  He was stuck.  Poor guy.  And also again, when we were within 100 yards of our driveway we hit a particularly unruly giant drift that the tractor almost didn't make it through!  And also again again, Naomi loved the tractor ride.  Talking and singing the whole time we were bouncing and being thrown around.  Silly girl.

Tomorrow I'll post pictures I took the next morning before the plows came.  I know you're all on the edge of your seats!


Nathan and Paloma said...

Carne Asada is one of my favorites!! YUMMM! I'm lucky to have a mother that makes the best rice & refried beans I've ever tasted.
Glad you enjoyed Harry Potter. I loved it too! :)

Anonymous said...

"Take you for a ride in my big green tractor..."

Anonymous said...

Whitney, I will teach how to make mexican food anytime you want. It is hard at all.