Friday, January 22, 2010

Snow Day!

My 2 sisters-in-law, in Heber, had been snowed into their driveway with about 2 feet of snow for the past two days when we decided to go shovel them out yesterday. Moroni didn't think it would take too long so we strapped a couple of tubes to the top of the tahoe and thought we might have some fun while we were at it. When we got there Moroni used the car like a snow plow and cleared it out enough to where they could at least get onto the road if needed. We all got bundled up and decided to go tubing. Someone said, "We should go to the church ranch, they have an awesome hill we used to go on." So we started the trek. The road wasn't as bad as it could have been, but it had obviously not been traveled since the snow hit. We got about 1/2 mile down the road when we could see that the road had been fenced off. We were having trouble turning around in the 3+ feet of snow, in a very small area to maneuver in, even with the 4-wheel drive. I thought it would be easier to just back up following our tracks in, so we tried. Not good, that is all I can say. We made it about 3/4 of the way before getting stuck. We probably could have pushed the car out, but my wonderful manly man insisted he could get us out using his mad 4-wheel driving skill. Well, not soon after we were sinking in some serious mud on the driver's side. Moroni couldn't get out the drivers door since the snow was at the level of our window so he slid out the window and started shoveling with his hands of course since he had opted out of bringing the shovel that was sitting by the door in Heber.
We ended up calling one of Moroni's old friends to come pull us out. We were delayed more than an hour, but found a fun place to go tubing anyway. More could have gone wrong besides getting stuck, Ezra being unable to pee out the window from inside the car because we couldn't open the doors, faulty snow boots/gloves/hats, snot frozen to 2 kids faces, constant rainish snow during the whole event, and a melted pair of snow pants after trying to warm them by the fireplace. We still had a blast, and the hot chocolate and Vao's famous homemade fried chicken made it all better!

Velma and Vao enjoying watching Moroni kick snow around outside and say cuss words under his breathe, and Ezra peeking from behind their seat.

The view from the driver's seat. (The snow is only inches from the top of the door!)
Ezra being his cheesy self
So happy to be out of the car
Moroni assisting Ez with his pants after his unsuccessful attempt to pee out the window
Chandler waiting patiently in the car for Dad to get us unstuck!
Finally outside!