The Snowpocalypes and Meeting the Family

Friday, February 21, 2014

Last week we planned to leave town on Thursday after Haven's doctors appointment and head to my parents house where both of our families were coming in town to meet Haven.  Unfortunately, the snowpocalypse was about to hit the south and Wednesday morning the doctors office called to say they would likely be closed on Thursday and to call in morning to check.  We called back to ask if they had any openings for that day so that we could get in and then head on down to my parents.  They did... in 40 minutes.  So Ben and I darted through the house like crazies attempting to get showered and ready with the hopes of leaving town after Haven's appointment.  Haven's appointment went well and then we rushed home to pack and head out.  The snow flurries started on our way home.  We knew we had a small window before the roads started to get backed up and so we were on a mission to get packed and out of the house in 20 minutes.  If you know me, you know I am a planner and hate being rushed.  Couple that with traveling out of town with a new baby and all of her baby gear, I was doubtful we would get out in Ben's suggested time frame.  About 30 minutes later,  I was ready to go and the snow was already piling up on the roads.  We contemplated several times whether we should try to leave and checked the weather forecasts along our route home.  Finally, we decided to give it a try and down the snowy road we went.  Y'all, it was a HUGE mistake!  It took us almost 2 hours to get to the highway which normally takes 40 to get to.  The snow was falling too hard and accumulating too fast and the traffic was wall to wall.  As a fellow Yankee, I find it so comical to watch southerners freak out when the snow falls!  It's like all common sense is lost on the road and all of a sudden they don't know how to drive!  Right before our ramp to get on the highway we both agreed that this was a terrible mistake and NOT a good idea with a newborn... What if we got stranded... So, we turned around.  Luckily we took back roads home and made it home safely.  We laughed the whole way home as I white knuckled the steering wheel.  The conditions were actually pretty terrible and we were so silly for thinking we could pull it off.  

The next morning we got up and assessed the roads and decided to give it another go around.  The snow plows had cleared the roads overnight and it was very safe to drive.  So off we went to meet the family.  It was such a fun weekend and I don't think Haven was ever put down.  Saturday morning Ben's mom made her famous chocolate biscuits for everyone.  Yes, you read that right...  homemade biscuits with a chocolate gravy poured over top!  They are heavenly... don't judge until you try them! 

Here are some pictures from the weekend:

All ready to go - such a good little traveler!
With Ben's family (minus Uncle Sam)  
She loves her Mimi
With Uncle Colin - keepin it real with no shirt on ;)

Papa's girl 

sleeping on uncle Erik 

cousin Carter loves his "cousin Haveh"

Grand daddy and Nonna  
Auntie D
Our families have stood by and supported us and prayed for us every step of our adoption journey. It was so sweet to have everyone together to celebrate this little love that God has blessed us with!

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2 Responses to “The Snowpocalypes and Meeting the Family ”

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog. Congratulations on your beautiful new little daughter. Love her name too. :)

God bless you all


Kailey Birkeland said...

So excited for your little family. What a blessing to have such amazing support from your family. I love reading your posts about sweet Haven :)