Sunday, December 14, 2008

Home for Christmas!

Over the last couple of weeks we have been planning our trip home from Rexburg, Idaho. Our original plans were to leave early Saturday morning around 6AM, however we learned of a large storm system moving in from Canada that was scheduled to hit around 11 or 12 Friday night. After much thought and prayer I concluded that our only reasonable option, to ensure our safe arrival home on Saturday was to leave Friday night. We decided to leave as soon as our white glove cleaning, finals, classes and check outs were done. We hoped that we could leave around 3 or 4 Friday afternoon, but we didn't get out of Rexburg until about 7pm. I rode with a friend of mine named Ned, and another friend named Cherean. We drove all night. Ned drove from 7pm until 3am, where I took over and drove from 3am until 7am(or 8am Nebraska time) We made it to Lexington to drop off Cherean around 8 in the morning, and arrived at my house at about 9:30am. We traveled through the Teton mountains with ease, it was slightly snowing, but was not sticking, and we were able to pass right through. The moon was bright, lighting up the road and illuminating our way. We were blessed with alertness so that we could continue to drive and arrive home with good time. It was truly an answer to our prayers. I prayed and fasted the Sunday before so that we could travel without encountering bad weather. Also an answer to my prayer of what to do, for if I had stayed in Rexburg I wouldn't be home yet. Then the prayer we said on our way out of Rexburg, for clear roads, animals to stay off the road, alertness, good time, good weather...we were very blessed and I'm very thankful that we are able to recieve answers to prayers. I'm so glad I listened to the Holy Ghost, and that we could return home in safety :)

That said, IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HOME! I am looking forward to celebrating a wonderful Christmas with my family, and then returning back to Rexburg for another wonderful? semester of school! :D I can't wait to go back and catch up on everything with my wonderful roommates :) I might have a dull next week, mostly because mom, Sam, and dad will be working, and my siblings will be in school. And I will be carless :S I want to make it to Lincoln and see my friends...but I'm not sure that will happen either. I'm just happy to be able to relax for a little while! So, have a Merry Christmas, a happy new year, and I hope to see you all at some point in the near future! :D

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