Sunday, March 30, 2008

One wild, crazy, long, & fun week!

Sorry, no pics this time, just boring writing. But we had an interesting week as you can tell from the title. So it mainly started on Wednesday and it went like this:
Wednesday - leave Pullman at 9am to take the kids to Tri-Cities for my parents to watch them while I took a class on fetal heart monitoring (for L&D). Stayed for a couple hours, then headed back to Pullman by myself (another 2 1/2 hour drive, for a total of 5 hours of driving in one day!) But the good thing is Than and I then went out to dinner, CHILD FREE! Which hasn't happened in I don't know how long. That evening driving back from dinner in Moscow (Tucci's, where the old Wingers was, is pretty good!), it started snowing like CRAZY! Which made me very excited for my commute to Colfax at 6:40am the next morning for my early class!
Thursday- drop Than off at the bus stop, then head to Colfax. Well the roads where pretty crappy, but I didn't even get to the Highway 26 just outside of Pullman before stopping in a long line of cars. At first I thought there was just an accident, and they where diverting cars around one lane at a time. Well after 20 minutes of waiting, I called the hospital (they have a scanner and can hear everything) and they told me that 26 from south of Pullman to Colfax is closed due to ice roads drifts with white outs at times (the wind was blowing pretty good). Great! So I turn around and decide to try again in a while, meanwhile missing some of my class, that we are to have a test in! Ahhh! Well by 8:45 I heard the road was open, so braved the roads. Well 45 minutes later (normally takes 20 minutes) I arrived safe to my class, only 2 hours late!
Friday- another day of class, then once it was out at 2:30pm, headed to the Tri-Cities to get the kids. Hung out, and spent the night.
Saturday- woke early to pack and get kids ready, and we left TC by 8:03am. Headed back to Pullman, picked up Than, then headed to Spokane. Got lunch to go at KFC, took it to our good friend Shannon Banks house, ate lunch, then she watched our children while Than and I went to Mamma Mia! It's a musical written around Abba songs (which I really like). I LOVED it! Than even said he liked it and had a good time (he was sceptical at first, but being a wonderful husband indulged his wife in alittle culture. My first musical, other then Hanford High School productions, but I have to give them credit, the did a great job on Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). I will never look at the songs the same, I'll always remember them in the text of the musical! And have had them stuck in my head now for 2 days! Then we spent the rest of the evening with Shannon since her husband Aaron is eyeballs deep in tax season. Then headed home, 1 1/2 hours.
So LOTS of driving in the last several days! But I couldn't have made it without our duel screen DVD player for the kids and Harry Potter! I am addicted to Harry Potter on CD! I listen to it all the time; driving, cleaning, dishes, all the time! But it was a blast seeing Mamma Mia, spending time with family, and visiting with a good friend!!!
Now this week getting ready for our trip to Sea Side Oregon with Than's family (unfortunately he can't come, in trying to get school stuff done), but yet dreading saying goodbye to some good friends the Gotfredson's. I am already getting teary! We are really going to miss them. Why do we have to grow up and get jobs and join the real world? But thank goodness for the Internet, blogs, and emailing! Hope you all have a good week!


Shannon B said...

Hey, I made it to your blog!!! I am so honored! :0) It was soo fun to see you and to "catch up." I didn't know how crazy your week was before you came to see me! I am glad you survived! Come play anytime, and have a blast in Oregon if I don't see ya before that!

Tarah said...

I hear you with the Harry Potter. Dan has almost banned it from our house because I listen to it so much, but what can you do when your addicted and okay being so?

Jeniel said...

I am so glad that you had a good time, you deserve it. I know how much fun it is to go on dates too. Thanks for helping with Ira's grad invites, your so sweet. Good luck this weekend. I do have some really good books on CD if you would like to listen to them on your trip. They are way good. I don't think Than would like them they are a little girly:)

Bowles said...

Wow, that was a ton of driving in only a few days. I am glad that you liked your evening out at the theater. Its always fun to get a little culture...when we can. Have fun on your trip to Oregon. Its not snowing here and the sun comes out from time to time. I hope you catch it while its out. Have a good one!