It has been really cold here. We've been lucky to not have huge ice storms and our power has stayed on. It has just been really cold for a long time. I guess it is just beginning. Welcome winter.
Yesterday we went to church. We have to take two cars so Carl can stay for choir. Carl was taking extra time in the morning getting out to his car and I didn't want to be late so I went ahead and left. As I was pulling out of the driveway, I saw him come out of the front door so I figured he was right behind me. I got to the church and waited for a minute for him to get there to help me get the kids inside. I couldn't wait any longer so I got them in the church by myself. It wasn't pretty. The kids just ran inside. Eva ran to put away her coat. Caleb ran to sit in our pew. I went in to make sure Caleb was sitting down. Eva realized I wasn't with her and started screaming. I went out to get her. We got situated. Still no sign of Carl.
There weren't too many announcements so the sacrament portion began. I figured he was probably just outside waiting to come in after it was finished. When the sacrament was over, he still wasn't there. I left the kids with the family that sits behind us and I went out to look for Carl. My phone battery was dead so I went out to the car to charge it and see if there was a message. Carl was at home. His car didn't start. He had a dead battery. So, I went back home to get him. We were back in time for the last speaker and I don't think the kids even missed us. They were actually really, really good once they got in their seats at the beginning of the meeting. Well, Eva did have a tantrum at the end when it was time for the closing song. She wanted to sing on the stage. She's been obsessed ever since seeing the primary program.
This morning we went out to give Carl's car a jump. He's taking my cell phone today so he can call me if I need to come and help him tonight. I hope I don't. We've got the missionaries coming over for dinner tonight.
Nothing else too exciting is happening around here. I've just got lots of work to do so I can be ready for our big Dr. Carl Tamale Party on Friday night. I also still have all of those Christmas cards to send out. The kids didn't cooperate for a picture yesterday and it was a shame because I fixed Eva's hair in braids. She's my little Coolio.