Saturday, January 8, 2011

Flashing Blue Lights in the Rearview Mirror

Thursday's travel day home from Louisiana to Idaho was long. Our flight did not leave New Orleans until an hour after the original 6 pm time. We had a very tight turn to switch planes in Denver, but since Southwest Airlines does not fly around the clock, they have the ability to hold flights if they are the last ones in the day, and they did just that for us and for a few other passengers trying to come to Boise. Garrett was loud but fun on the first flight, between flights Grouchy carried him like a sack of potatoes as we sprinted to our next flight, but on the second, he fell asleep and woke very angry. We made it almost home when we saw the flashing blue lights in our rearview mirror. Uh oh!!! Yep, 45 mph in a 35 mph zone in our town of 2,500 at 1:00 in the morning with expired out of state license plates, so expired registration and to top that, an expired proof of insurance!!! OH NOOOOOO!!!!!!! Let's just say Grouchy was not a happy camper. The temperature was about 25, and maybe that had something to do with it, but the very nice policeman gave us a verbal warning and sent us on our way....WHAAAAT????
WOW WOW WOW, thank you GOD!!!!!! Yes, yesterday after only abour 5 hours of restless sleep after our travel home, I went to the DMV, got my Yukon registered in Idaho, Idaho plates AND printed off my most current proof of insurance.

We are settled in pretty well after a day of unpacking. Today I attended the local 4H leader training, and then Grouchy and I took the girls to Oregon (state line is 2-3 miles away) to a farm about 45 minutes from our home to look at some horses for sale. We didn't find anything we were too interested in, but it was a beautiful drive and we met a neat family. There was still a good amount of snow on the ground there, so it was a pretty sunset drive on the way home.
Garrett enjoyed staying with Ali's sister, Kali. She is also a super-sweet girl!! We are so blessed to have such wonderful, Christian neighbors, and this generous family who helps us so much with our little boy!!!

Tomorrow is church and then 4H Horse Bowl contest practice. Monday we send Garrett back to school, get up early with him to get the girls' lessons done and then head to the ski slopes!! We are excited to return to the skiing. We just love it!!!

Super hugs to our family back in the Southeast. We had such fun visiting and we miss you all terribly!!!!


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