Well, well, well. Christmas is over... just like that!
We had an interesting past few days. Between feet of snow, Grandma's trip to ICU, traveling 300 miles in a car with 7 people and two dogs in a blizzard, taking a 4 ton Suburban airborne, five Christmases, two birthdays and a sale of a business, we stayed busy!
It all started at my in-laws Christmas on Christmas eve. I was happy that we weren't traveling that night because of the storm and walked over to my in-laws. We were enjoying the company and the kids all wrestling in the background. I got a call from Mom at about 10:00 saying that Grandma had been taken in to the hospital by ambulance. I wanted to leave right then, but knew I couldn't with the snow.
Christmas day's snow was even worse. So we had to stay put. We ended up heading out on Saturday, taking it easy. If you've never been in south-western MN in a snowstorm (or just after one), you haven't lived! It's so flat there that the roads are glare ice and the drifts are everywhere. It wasn't too bad on the way down (I think we timed it just right.) They had feet of snow down there... not much rain like we had here. It was amazing to see all the snow. Snow drifts covered windows, weighed down trees til they collapsed and even caved in roofs.