We left Friday morning, and as soon as we pulled out of the driveway, my husband decided that the dog smelled too bad to travel with, so we stopped and had him groomed really quickly. He did smell a lot better, but they clipped one of his toenails a bit short, so it was bleeding all over the car. Poor dog!
The rest of the trip was fairly uneventful with the exception of a flat tire between Baker and Ontario. Thankfully, we had a spare, and Jim was able to get it changed and we were back on the road. We did have to stop at Les Schwab to get a new tire, and it turns out that we had run over a chain or something. It put a good sized hole in the tire, so we were lucky that it didn't blow out!
We dropped the kids off at my parent's house, and Jim and I went to a hotel for the night. That was awesome! We haven't ever done that in the 8 & 1/2 years we've been married, so it was really, really nice to have an entire night for just the two of us.
When we got up on Saturday morning, we did some "Christmas" shopping. Since we weren't able to come down to spend Christmas with family, we did a gift exchange Saturday night. I LOVE that. My husband's family is so much fun, and I love watching the kids light up.
On Sunday, I took off with my mom for a while, and it was really nice to spend a couple of hours with her. Then we took to the kids to "Wahooz" which is an arcade, go cart race track, laser tag, bowling... etc.etc. It's a really fun place. Haven LOVED the go carts! And her mom stood out in the cold for 2 hours so she and her brother could ride. I was COLD!