I wish I could say that the move down to Texas was uneventful and everything went as planned. But it wasn't and didn't. We rented a uhaul to pack our stuff in, and of course the one we had saved up for was too small for our stuff. Big thanks to Nathan Call who helped us pack, unpack, and repack the trailer 3 times after 11 o'clock. Eventually we just had to tie stuff on top and leave some things in Rexburg in order to get out of our apartment on time. The plan was to drive to Breena's Dad's house where we eventually upgraded our trailer and went back to Rexburg to get everything.
The first day of our actual drive down to texas went as planned. It was quick, with clear skies, and good weather. That was until night fall, when a freak ice storm struck in the middle of New Mexico! The final hour of our drive for the day turned into a 4 hour nightmare that included us slipping on the ice into oncoming traffic! Breena almost went into labor on that one... When we finally pulled into Gallup, we were greeted by a snowstorm that had already dumped four inches in three hours. We grabbed a hotel for the night and started off early again the next day. At about 2 the next day we reached Albuquerque, where Breena took over driving. Driving out of Albuquerque, there is a slow sloping mountain pass you have to climb. The previous year when we had driven to Texas, in much better conditions, we got a flat tire on this road. Well we passed the exit where we had pulled off the road and had spent a couple of hours trying to change our tire. Breena exclaimed "We have left Albuquerque without any car problems!" Not even 30 seconds later the car shifted gears, the tires slipped, and our truck and trailer where skidding out of control. We collided safely on the side wall putting a big dent on our front grill. Luckily no one was around us at that time, and the car was still drivable. The next day was spent on iced over snowy roads. At one point between Witchita Falls and Dallas we traveled at top speeds of 30 mph.
We did safely arrive and are now hard at work in Houston. Breena and I were able to keep our jobs at Wal-Mart and Best Buy. Now we wait...
"The End" of March
The end is in sight! 9 months of growing and the baby is almost here. Breena is now to term, with her due date just a week away on March 31st. Breena couldn't be more excited for him to come, just so she isn't miserable in the Texas heat! Everything is going smoothly now that we are settled. Hopefully we update a little bit more and we'll be sure to get pictures up of baby Kolby.