Thursday, December 18
A week before Christmas Seattle had a huge snow storm. It was supposedly the biggest storm the area has had for over 20 years and man, they weren’t ready for it. They hardly had any plows out on the road and at the time they weren’t allowed to salt things down for enviornmental reasons. The result was chaos. The airport was shut down and there were some families that were trapped there for up to three days! It was nearly impossible to drive (even down the street to go to work!). The snow kept coming and coming and I think we had about 3 storms pass through before Jon and I headed out. It was a crazy sight.
We were lucky enough to fly out on a day that was snow free. Even though our flight was slightly delayed we arrived in Boise without any problems. By the time we got to the Chin’s it was pretty late. Jon got some good home cooking and we called it a night.
Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve!)
We woke up and headed to a chapel to play dodgeball with Jon’s family. Well…we came to play, but didn’t end up playing too much. Jon was reading Freakonomics and I was busy knitting a scarf. It was still fun seeing everyone though. Maybe next year we’ll be better sports and I’ll bring a helmet to protect myself or something. After we got back, we headed out again to see if we could get any good before Christmas deals. Shopping on Christmas Eve is always crazy. Lots of people, but not much left on the shelves, haha. During our stay in ID, I think we spent most of our time working on these cubes for church humanitarian services. You stitch a pattern on these panels, then connect the panels to make a cube, then you put a bell inside the cube so it becomes a toy. It was a lot of fun, Jon made this one that looks like a die!
We opened presents in the morning and we played games for a lot of the rest of the day. Jon’s brother got a Wii and Wii Fit so we spent a lot of time with that. In the afternoon, Jon’s aunt and her family came over. We had a great dinner and just enjoyed each other’s company 🙂