A few weeks ago, I posted that I was heading to Colorado to surprise our niece to watch her perform as Cinderella in her school play. Well, I just got back yesterday from a great time in Colorado, but with some unplanned changes!
A weather wrench was thrown into the plans when Thursday night (I was leaving at 6am Friday) a big snowstorm blew into Denver, complete with blizzard warnings! I was determined to still try to make it to Denver, and once I found out that my flights were still on, I left early and made it halfway (to Phoenix) right on schedule. However, once I landed and turned my phone back on, I got an automated call from the airline saying my flight into Denver was canceled. Big bummer. But... after talking to customer service for about 20 minutes, I was rebooked onto the 1:15pm flight--only a 5 hour wait! I settled in to enjoy some Kindle reading, a little snooze, and a brisk 1.5 mile walk around the airport, all the while, praying that Denver would get the airport in landing condition and that I could make it! I sure didn't want to turn around and head back to Texas without at least getting to see Ryley! The flight was on, and I made it into Denver at 3:30! So exciting!
Sadly, because of the snowstorm (Ryan and Joy got 17 inches at their house!), school and the play were canceled. Thankfully, whenever it is rescheduled, Joy will video it so we can all still see her perform, but we had a fun 'family performance' where we all took the other parts and had the play after all... in the living room!
Here is Cinderella in action...
And taking her bow after the performance! Great job, Ryley!!
And Ryley with a Precious Moments Cinderella that I got her to remember her first starring role!
A few shots of the snow outside...
|Front yard (through the screen--sorry)|
|Ryley in action building her snow fort!|
Even though the snow canceled our main plans (and kept Honey and Gail from being able to drive in from Nebraska), we still had a great time just being together and having a girly weekend! We played games, ate yummy soup, chatted, watched movies and met Coleen and Paul for dinner once the snow had finally stopped! I hardly knew what to do with myself not having to take care of two babies! I woke up Saturday morning, ready to step into my routine, and then realized that I could actually lay back down and rest awhile longer! What a treat to have a couple days off! And in such great company!
|Ryley and Juliet dancing in the living room!|
|Enjoying Joy's DELICIOUS soup that she is famous for!|
|With my favorite girl...|
|And Ryley took one of us too!|
And while I was gone, my boys all had a wonderful time together!! I was so happy to get lots of pictures texted to me, 3 facetime sessions that let me see and hear my boys, and full run-downs of all of the adorable things they were up to! I didn't miss a thing!
And Justin had done a bunch of projects around the house too! He put in our new doorbell, hung a florescent light over the workbench in the garage, bought and put together a new bike in our exercise room, as well as some hand-painted triathlon inspired (Swim, Bike, Run) artwork that he had created and hung! He's amazing!!
Great job, Love! I think I might go on vacation more often!! ;-)