Idaho Vacation 2014

We rarely get the opportunity to “get away” as a family. I was super excited when my sister in law Shea invited us up to Boise for the holidays! The boys love road trips and had been looking forward to this for months. I tried to take a lot of pictures to have as memories… I added them to this little video along the way. This was a good 2 weeks! I love my family.

We were able to spend time with Torry’s extended family as well…. it was fun to be with the aunts and uncles that we are close to… as well as meet others for the first time. We celebrated Grandma Lucille’s birthday and also Dave Poulton’s retirement from the military. We have so many reasons to be thankful!

On our way home… there was a big snow and ice storm along our route.

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We did our best to go south and under it…. but the way it was moving, we got stuck right in the middle. Obviously to some people this is no big deal… be we are Texans and have very little experience driving on ice. It was super scary! We were driving wayyyy under the speed limit.

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This video clip was taking about 10 minutes before we had a huge scare when the car slid into the on coming traffic lane. Torry was able to correct the car after it swerved twice. By the time the car came to a stop, we were facing sideways in the oncoming traffic lane. LUCKILY for us there were no cars coming towards us in that moment. Scariest thing EVER!!! Prayers were heard and answered!

We really wanted to stop for the night but all of the hotels were sold out in the area. After driving another hour to Ft. Stockton, we found the LAST hotel room available. After a good night’s sleep…. we drove the rest of the way home.

What a difference a day makes!!!

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