Its been a crazy few months. I don’t mind it being crazy! We learned in November that Stacey and Jace were going to bless their little one the weekend after Christmas. We tried and tried to think of a way to go down so that way we could be part of it. But we couldn’t come up with the funds. We had already made a trip down for the 4th of July and used up most of J’s vacation. I called my dad to let him know that we wouldn’t make it down. He asked to talk to Justin and talked to him for awhile, when they got done my dad told me that J had something to tell me. I hang up the phone with my dad and J goes on to tell me that my parents were willing to pay our way down because it needed to happen. Everyone needed to be there. I called Stacey up and told her that we had a change of plans and that we would be able to go. She was super excited.
Noon on Christmas day we went over to his parents house to open gifts and eat lunch. It had snowed so much that Brandon and Stephanie (Justin’s brother and sister in law) got snowed in so we were unable to see them and say goodbye to them and Cecily. We said our goodbyes, came back home packed the car, got Tempe and started our way down to Arizona. 30 minutes after starting to drive it started snowing and it didn’t ever stop until we hit Albuquerque New Mexico. The roads were horrible going down, but I know without a doubt that we were watched over. It took us so much longer to get to my parents house but we finally did. We arrived at 7:30 the following night and we were so done with being in the car, even Tempe (who loves to go for drives) was done. I’m glad we were able to go down as well because then I was able to give my grandma her scrapbook that I had made. SHE LOVED IT!! Even made her and other people cry.
The next day Myself (Kim Korth) and her family came over and we got to hang out with them for a few hours. I finally got to meet her cute little girls! We went to lunch and then the duckponds. After an hour or so we had to go back to my parents house to get ready to go take family pictures.
Sunday was the baby blessing and we went to the central church where we would always have the Martin Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful blessing and I’m so glad we were able to make it!
Monday came and we had to leave. We weren’t ready to be in the car again but Justin had to be back on Wednesday. The roads weren’t as bad as they were coming back and I’m glad it didn’t take as long to get home.