Travelling North

by Josée

Today we drove with our three little children for almost twelve hours on snowy winters roads. The last stretch of highway was treacherous. The snow was falling quickly, it was dark, the road was coated in icy hard packed snow and every time a big semi-truck drove by it was a complete white out. If you’ve never driven in these kind of conditions be glad. It is not a pleasant thing to experience. A few times I had to talk myself out of jumping out of the car into the snow bank.

I didn’t take any pictures of our journey. I was too busy clutching my knitting needles trying to focus on something, anything other than the road. Granted, I am exaggerating a bit. My husband would say that 80% of the drive was good, 10% was a “little sketchy” and 10% was “definitely not good”. He is an optimist, I like to think of myself as a realist… he thinks I am a pessimist. We are a good match.

Thankfully we arrived at our destination safely. Seeing our family again is such a blessing and we are looking forward to spending Christmas with them. If you are travelling this Christmas I pray that your travels are safe and that you don’t encounter any scary driving conditions.

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Chelsea December 21, 2012 - 6:12 am

You're mean. So mean. Those cookies are my very favourite!! Did you bring them? Save me some? Pleeeeeease?

Glad you are there safe and sound, hopefully our dive Sunday is less eventful!!

Josée December 21, 2012 - 6:15 am

My dear SIL 🙂 I knew you'd see those pictures and wonder about the cookies. You'll be happy to hear that I brought a whole container up and I will be sure to save some for you!

Anonymous December 21, 2012 - 6:30 am

Glad to hear you made it safe 🙂


crunchymama December 22, 2012 - 12:00 am

I was wondering if you'd be coming up for the Holidays…sorry to hear the roads were so bad. I hope to share a hot cup of tea with you if you have time…and by the way, you cannot post cookie pictures without a recipe!! Those look so yummy!

Chelsea Rae December 22, 2012 - 2:13 am

I love you. 🙂

Kim Corrigan-Oliver December 22, 2012 - 3:26 am

Glad you made it safely. Those cookies look delish. Happy Holidays, enjoy the time with your family.

P.S. Reece received the top as his Solstice gift today, he loves it!! Thanks again!

Josée December 22, 2012 - 4:57 am

So glad he loves the top 🙂

Josée December 22, 2012 - 4:58 am

I'd love to meet of for tea! Here is the cookie recipe:

Elisa December 29, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Yum. Those cookies do look soo delicious. We drove from NY to MN in the winter once. It was so dangerous. There were cars all over the ditches, stalled or abandoned. I was driving and at one point our little Honda Accord go in too deep snow and was pulled in and slid for a good 25 feet and did a 180. I was shocked and thankful we didn't die. Not very many cars on the HWY becaue of the bad weather..if there had been more cars, we would have crashed. Thank you, Lord, for guardian angels.


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