As soon as we pulled into the driveway my mom wanted us to go straight to Rocky Canyon for a hike. She waited long enough for us to unpack a few things and use the bathroom. We went for a short hike. Piper is especially NOT into hiking. Ryan actually went the whole way I believe. I don't know because Piper and I turned around at some point. It was nice to get out in the fresh air and walk, I actually do like hiking. Keaton and his family came all the way from Illinois and Kelsey's family came from Seattle. We played games, had taco soup and pie, and watched Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The next day Trisha's family came over and Chase's family as well. We ate around 12:15 because Chase hadn't arrived yet. We were all ready to eat! After we ate dinner and rested for a bit we headed up to the church to play lightening. I thought my dad might die of a heart attack playing. No deaths on Thanksgiving! We also played some pretty pathetic and painful volleyball. Ouch! The rest of the day we hung out, played games, ate more food, and later watched Funny Farm.
Friday morning we headed home. It snowed a bit in Arco and it looked beautiful heading out of the valley. The roads weren't very good but not terrible through Carey and there was hard rain for at least 45 minutes on the freeway. Not great. About 20 or so miles from Boise the car kept making this horrible sound like I was driving over a huge pot hole at 80 mph! It was stressful. I pulled over and couldn't see anything wrong so I slowed down and crossed my fingers to get home. Phew! We made it home. Between dicey road conditions and car troubles that's sealed the deal for me driving to Salt Lake by myself after Christmas. Scott may be able to take a couple of days off. We will have to wait and see. I'm NOT driving. Scott took our car in and I guess the brakes are going out and the sound is from the hardware being pulled or something? The water pump also needs to be replaced. Boo!
We also came home to a furnace that wasn't working. We bundled up and waited for Scott's co-worker to come check it out after work. Luckily he's good at fixing things and he got our furnace to work. Hooray! I was really worried about waking up early to teach with no heat!
Speaking of teaching I got paid my $300 bonus from Gogo! Yay! I have made around $800 of VERY easy money from them. I got paid in the first 2 months just for opening slots, I got paid a big chunk for referring my friend and I got the $300 bonus for meeting some criteria my first month there. SWEET! I doubt I will ever make easier money again.
Back to our busy schedules tomorrow. We will see how it goes!
|I made the rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. After watch the first season of the Great British Baking Show I think my rolls would not do well. Ha. So many different sizes, colors, and running into each other. Tisk, tisk!|
|I decorated my classroom for Christmas.|
|Rocky Canyon Hike|
|Nice jump shot Gramps!|
|Sad, sorry volleyball game.|