Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A pleasant surprise for our last day

Someone, somewhere must've been listening to the whining from the little Texan on vacation in Pennsylvania..."Where's the snow? What'd you do with all the snow?" When Hubby and I got up this morning to feed the Brats, big, fat snowflakes were drifting down. Being lazy, we of course went back to bed after the kids had eaten their breakfast, but by the time we really got up, there was a light dusting of snow across the backyard. We immediately got bundled up and took the dogs out to enjoy the cold stuff. Abbey and Orion were their usual gleeful selves ("Yea! Snow! We like snow!"). Schnitzel, even though he was wearing a t-shirt, mostly sat around shivering. He'll learn to like snow one of these days. He better, anyway. If Mommy has her way, we'll be living in Colorado or Pennsylvania one of these days.
Tomorrow is the first leg of our journey home. We'll be over-nighting in Chatanooga (about 11 hours) and then doing the big drive the next day (13 hours). Should be home in time for a late dinner on Friday night. Can't wait to get in our big old bed! Though the guest bed here is quite comfy, it gets a little crowded with the whole pack piled in.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Non-Natives are Getting Restless

We're still in Pennsylvania visiting Hubby's family. Not planning to head back to Texas until the 1st. The dogs have been doing very well considering they don't have a yard to run in, but today seemed to be one day too many for them. In an effort to maintain our own sanity and Mom's furnishings, we piled all the kids into the sleigh and went to visit Aunt Janet. The kids enjoyed running around her fenced yard and meeting her dogs (their second cousins?). She has two dogs, a Toy Fox Terrier and a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix. The Cocker, Mocha, unfortunately injured her back yesterday, so she was not able to join the Butler Brats' tom-foolery even though it was beyond apparent that she wanted to. The Toy Fox Terrier, Blanca, seemed to freaked out by the galloping giants to even try. And of course the Worm was barking at everyone so no one wanted to play with him. :-)
On a different note, we had lunch at Dunderbak's today. YUMMY German food in the LeHigh Valley mall. Don't tell Worm, but I had the Jager Schnitzel and it was divine!
I was going to post some pics of the furbies playing at Aunt Janet's, but Mom and Dad don't have WiFi, so I am mooching this signal off someone in the neighborhood and there's just not enough pull. Pics forthcoming when we get back home though!