After two hours of attempting to get back home in a snow storm and finally turning around, we made it back to my in-laws last night, thankful to be getting to bed before midnight and without being stuck in a ditch on the side of the highway. Since we hadn't planned on spending the night we hadn't brought our toothbrushes, a change of clothing, or extra disposable diapers for Ruby but Brett's mom came to the rescue. She pulled out some size 3 diapers and we folded them down and made it work.
This morning we all got to sleep in, have pancakes, and basically enjoy some more down time before we headed home. The kids were great on the road all three times and other than being grungy, we enjoyed the change of plans. I was looking forward to a hot shower this evening but because we weren't able to get home to our pipes last night, they froze. Our washing machine and bathroom sink still work, thank goodness, but there will be no showering involved. Five hours of a space heater under our kitchen sink and we're still waiting on the faucet to open up.
Maybe we should go back?
Stay warm. These are the kinds of days that keep life from blurring altogether.
p.s. Are you familiar with Ree Drummond's blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman? I can hardly stop myself from staying up all night reading how she met her husband. I'm a sucker for real life romance.