Monday, December 22, 2008

After a long wait !

Yes, our daughter her boyfriend finally made it here. But what a time they had trying to make the journey here. I am sure every one has heard about all the snowstorms all across the country and all the cancellations and delays at all the airports. Well that's how is was for them. They started out at 3:30 Thursday morning trying to get to the Spokane,WA airport for their flight out at 6::00 a.m. Of course there was the blizzard that they had to contend with and 3 feet of snow already on the ground. Luckily her step-dad has a 4 wheel drive truck or they wouldn't have made it there.
They got to the airport to find that all flights had been cancelled indefinitely due to the white out conditions. So they sat and sat some more. Then at 11 a.m. they were able to board the plane. Unfortunately their plane did not take off until 4 p.m. in the afternoon. They got to sit on the tarmac for 5 hours with screaming babies and irate passengers while they kept de-icing the plane and trying to clear the snow off the runways. All this while more snow was falling. They were on of 3 planes that got out of there that day before they shut it down completely. Needless to say her Dad and I were basket cases all day. Trying to work all and watch the airport's flights departing and texting Allison and e-mailing each other,,it was just crazy!!!!
They finally made it to Denver by 7 p.m, only to find that all the flights to Nashville were full up until 7p.m. on Friday night. We found them a hotel for the night with shuttle service to and from the airport. Then had to spend most of the next day sitting in Denver airport until flight took off, which was delayed of course until 8:40 p.m. They finally arrived in Nashville at 11:30 p.m. We were so glad to see them coming through the corridor from the gates. Even though was 30 hours later than we expected, we didn't care. We were thrilled that they made it safe and sound.
They were pretty worn out from their travels and we all came home and went to bed.
On Saturday Mom had her Christmas get together for our family. My brother in Alabama came up with his Granddaughter. His wife was very sick with a cold and didn't make it. My children were there too and we had a wonderful time. It wasn't even that cold here and Allison and Willy were glad it wasn't snowing after coming from the Blizzard in Spokane.
This is Allison and Willy below in Mom's kitchen.

Then Mrs. Santa(Mom) opening her big box of gel pens that I gave her.

And then its the kids watching me open up a present.

All of us having fun and opening presents!

My Girls, Kalyn and Allison!
Kyle and Kalyn spent the night on Saturday night and we all had such a great time. We played board games and laughed alot and also ate alot too. Daniel enjoyed having our all our"babies" here with us.
On Sunday we celebrated Daniel's birthday.

The picture above was made down in our basement which is the "Dan Cave" that is where he likes to spend his time listening to music and where he keeps all of his Bud collection. We had alot of presents for him and the girls made him a birthday cake and he loved it all. I had to take a picture of him and the kids.
This week has been a busy one for me so far. Yesterday I had an Optometrist appointment and I now have to wear bifocals, I knew it was coming because I was having a hard time reading up close. I will get my new glasses next week.
Today I went to the Rhuematologist. Good news is I don't have Rhuematoid arthritis. Bad news is I have bone spurs in the joints of both of my big toes. It causing degenerative arthritis in the joints and has been causing all of my pain. He gave me some medicine that will help with the pain and I do not have to go back to him again until April unless it gets worse.
So this has been whats been happening with me since my last post. Now I am going to go see whats up with all of my blogger buds. I will post again tomorrow.
I hope you all have been having a nice Holiday week so far.


Janet said...

I'm so glad your daughter made it. Traveling during the holidays is always difficult but this year it's even worse with all the storms.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! See you next year!

Annie said...

Ahh, Beth, I'm so glad your family managed to get together. We were not so lucky. Q and Erin were flying south from Portland and their flight (first stop Seattle) got cancelled. By the 21st no one was leaving Portland for anywhere. They could have rescheduled for Christmas day but that would have left us with just two days since they had to return on the 27th. The only good thing about the mess is that they did not get stranded in Seattle. So now we are talking about Easter. Keeping my fingers crossed for that.

Happy Birthday to Dan. Merry Christmas, Annie

JessInFocus said...

Looks like you all had a great time with more to come. I know it felt good to have them all there. I am so glad she finally made it in. It makes me nauseous when they de-ice the plane with me in it.


jet1960 said...

I can't imagine being in a plane in those situations! How scary for you and for them! So glad they made it safely and that you all got to spend time together.

This year we didn't get to do that. We got to see Emily and Craig yesterday, but Holly's Chris has a split family, so they have to take time about seeing them. They went to visit his Dad in Missouri this year for Christmas and we'll get to see them next week.

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

Cat said...

Your daughter and boyfriend are a brave adventurous couple to travel from Seattle with these storms!!!
I'm glad they are safe.

Looks like such fun at your house!!

Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

And a bow wow Christmas to Lady!

Hugs, Cat

CattyCat said...

Ah Beth, it looks like the absolutely most wonderful family moments. Love the pen set you got mom.

I got the best Christmas gift ever.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Beth -- what fun. So glad everyone made it through the weather. I'm so glad you haven't got the RA -- my cousin Bonnie (MamaKsBlog) has those -- says they're miserable. But better than RA! merry Happy!

Rosa said...

What a crew you had at Christmas! Looks wonderful! I'm glad you don't have RA but sad you have spurs. Ouch. Hang in there. See what the new year brings. So nice to see your family all together. I bet your heart was swelled with joy. xoxo PS Happy Belated birthday hub!