ok... so you're probably asking yourself how these two pictures are related...
well sit back and let me tell you a little story.. its long, so bare with me...
like i said before, we went up to nephi utah for my grandpa's birthday.
i loved being up in the snow and the cold. something we definitely dont get here in arizona.
the trip was short, but alot of fun.
until we woke up sunday morning to drive back home.
we get in the car, its literally 0 degrees outside. yes, ZERO.
cosmo goes to start the car and the heater is not working.
we had to go pick up alisha and brodie at our other grandparents house where they were staying and we hoped it would warm up on the short drive over there.
instead the car starts overheating. in ZERO degree weather. i didnt know it was possible.
so to make a long story a little shorter, cosmo and my grandpa whimpey work on the car for a while and come to the conclusion that the radiator is FROZEN.
down here in arizona, we never worry about antifreeze...oops.
we also think the radiator is cracked since it keeps leaking.
we finally decide to borrow my uncle richards truck to drive home since we had to be home for work on monday and they would keep our car and see if they could get it fixed up there.
keep in mind, its me, cosmo, alisha and brodie and brodie is in a carseat.
my uncle's car is a truck. with the little extended cab with the fold down seats on the sides. so we were SQUISHED.
grandpa and cosmo loaded all of our luggage into a big plastic case meant to be strapped to a car, but they just strapped it into the bed of the truck so our stuff wouldnt get wet.
thats the above picture..
but the fun doesnt stop there. oh no. its just beginning.
so we have our stuff packed up and its the afternoon by this point and we are getting ready for a long drive and alisha starts throwing up. we go back and forth as to what we should do, when we decide to just get a bucket and get on the road.
about 20-30 minutes outside of nephi, brodie starts throwing up.
we are all so tired and frustrated by this point, we stopped the truck and tried to figure out what to do.
then alisha asked cosmo to give brodie a blessing.
the second cosmo put his hands on brodie's head, he stopped crying and fell asleep.
i am so thankful for a husband that holds the priesthood.
so we decide to keep driving.
we made it to st george where cosmo's parents live and stopped there for a quick bite to eat and a short nap. we had only been driving a little over 3 hours but it had been such a long day.
after we were re-energized, we packed ourselves back into the truck and drove all through the night. alisha and brodie were still sick, but brodie was able to sleep for the most part and alisha is an amazing mom. she was sick herself, but he was always a first priority.
we finally made it back at about 4am.
i was never so happy to be home.
so to wrap it all up:
yes, i love the snow and the cold, but not when it breaks your car.