Saturday, December 20, 2008

Explosion, Trees, Snow, Lay-Offs, More Snow and Superman...all in Woodburn!!!

Explosion...The past week and a half has been quite the busy one around here! First there was the bomb that blew up a bank about 2 blocks from our house. There were 2 Woodburn police officers and a bomb technician that all were killed, the Woodburn Police Chief is still in critical condition and there have been 2 arrested so far. We still haven't heard why they did it, it's just really a sad situation. I missed the bomb by about 2 minutes. I was sitting on the freeway off-ramp when the bomb went off, so I'm very thankful to those cars that ran the red light and blocked the intersection so I had to wait longer on the off-ramp.

Trees...We had a very fun time with the Morgan and Widing Families up in the hills getting a Christmas Tree! It even snowed just a bit for us while we were there! We all got beautiful trees and had a good time doing it! Very fun!!!

Snow...The next morning I was at Ward Council when people starting calling asking if we were having church because of the snow. We looked outside and sure enough there were about 2 inches on the ground! We had church, even though some members took it upon themselves to call others and announce that church was canceled! Of course schools have been closed all week because of it, mostly because around here when it snows the roads end up being extremely wet sheets of ice and accidents end up closing most of the major roads!
Lay-off...well the economy has taken it's toll on our family at last. With both John & I in construction it was just a matter of time before someone lost their job. Unfortunately John was laid off yesterday. We're very blessed though because about a month or so ago we finally felt good about being able to live off of 1 income and I just about turned in my notice. Fortunately we listened to the spirit and held off because of the economy. Now it's just deciding if we have John look for another job or take the opportunity to finish his school. We'll see...

More snow...after not such a good day yesterday, today sure has been great! I made it to work and back safely just as the snow started accumulating again! By this afternoon we had about 4-5 inches in our yard! We all bundled up and went out to play! It was great! We started a snowball fight with the neighbors over the fence, and they all ended up in our yard playing for a while. It was very fun and I still can't believe we're getting so much snow here in OREGON!!!

Superman...Our wonderful neighbors brought over some toys and clothes that their son had grown out of and when we came in from the snow Peyton found his new best friend...Superman! He's almost as tall as Peyton and it didn't take him long to discover that they wear pretty much the same shoe size! It is hillarious and Peyton has been packing him around the house since! Very cute!

10 comments:

The George's said...

Sorry to hear about the layoff. We are so excited to see you this coming week for Christmas. Have a safe drive and enjoy the snow. Also, I can see your new car in the garage and can't wait to see it in person.

M-O-R-G-A-N-'S said...

Sorry John lost his job. Glad you didn't turn in your notice after all! This may be the right time to finish school. Savannah laughed so hard about Peyton's shoe's on Superman. So funny and cute. Sounds like you had a fun snow day as well! :o)

Mrs. Periwinkle said...

Bummer about the layoff! I'm glad you still have your job, I hope everything works out. Looks like you guys had lots of fun, we should have come over to play! Isn't all this snow pretty?!

Tabatha & Michael said...

first off that superman in HI-LARIOUS!! lUV the shoes!!!! im still laughing! :) I'm sure that superman is worth some $$$$$! and about the layoff...im soo sorry... i know exactly how u feel, mike was laid off last year and now for the month of december he's only worked a few days here and there, it's not a fun thing to go thru but thank heaven in both our situations that WE girls had jobs that could hold us thru....and definantley go back to school with the unemployment...thats what mike did and we're sooo glad cause he's got one more semester till hes done...YEAH!!! its like a blessing in disguise :) You guys have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS! :)

Danielle said...

Okay, I will accept nothing less than at least a "hello" from you! =) You are the long lost roomie and I can never seem to track down. You have to email me at francisdanielle@yahoo.com We have a blog too but it's private so I'll have to email you. Hope you guys are great!

Tammy said...

Man that sucks that John lost his job. And right before Christmas. I'm glad you were planning on going down to one income. I hope eveything works out. We know what it is like to be jobless. But we only have one breadwinner here. I hope you had a Merry Christmas today.

Todd and Kellie said...

So Sorry to hear about John's job!
Just a plug for education. A teacher is generally recession proof! You always need teachers! You won't be rich but you will have a job! Love ya all!

Dial Family said...

So glad you weren't near that bombing!! That is just so crazy!! And sorry to hear about John's layoff. We worry about that as well (Nate's in electrical; the schooling was such a blessing to get back into). You seem positive about it and I know things will work out for you guys!! Peyton is so hilarious. Still laughing about the superman and his shoes!! What a cutie!! Happy holidays and tell your fam hi for us! WUV YOU!!

Hyrum, Tiana and kids said...

Are you guys going to try to look at moving down to Medford now? Last you told me, you said that John's job kept you up north and that you'd move south if you'd move anywhere. Just curious as to whether you were loooking into it or not.

Tammy said...

How are you guys doing? Has John found a job yet?