This weekend definitely tops off last weekends fun filled get away! You see Sawyer was so considerate and brought home a lovely little friend from our trip that I wish he would not have. He awoke at 2 am Sunday night vomiting… and now it is slowly spreading. We were hoping it was an isolated incidence as no else had gotten sick until Thursday when Teigen was not acting his normal rambunctious self; and actually took a nap at 11:00! Then he woke up, ate and emptied his stomach. Last night Hayden ended up getting sick before supper and then in the middle of the night Garrett succumbed to the nasty virus.
There is nothing quite like waking up in the middle of the night to some one throwing up! It definitely makes your heart stop and sits you straight up in bed. Then after everything has settled you lay there wondering things like… am I going to get sick? …I hope I don’t get sick! …I think I feel sick! …and then the thought of everything you ate for the last 18 hours enters your mind…yuck! Anyway it doesn’t seem to be a long lasting virus, only about 24 hours and everyone seems to be a little perkier after the initial 12 hours. So the rest of us poor saps just get to sit and wait… Have I mentioned yet that we have a few sheep looking like they might lamb fairly soon too? Sawyer said we couldn’t get sick or they would for sure start! So we’ll see.
Here’s a quick picture of some of last years Icelandic ewe lambs soaking up some sun…
On Sunday when we reached home we had another 6 inches of snow waiting for us. Ugh!! Fortunately the neighbors had plowed the driveway all the way up to the house so we didn’t get stuck. The next couple of nights we had snow and cold winds moving through. This was the warning from the weather channel…
THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON.
Issued by The National Weather Service
12:58 pm MDT, Tue., Mar. 10, 2009
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS OF 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE FLATHEAD LAKE AND LOCATIONS NORTH.
… WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON…
It has been a cold week. But the 10 day forecast is promising to be in the early 50’s by early next week ! Maybe it will stick this time?
On Sunday morning Sawyer was able to participate in the State Shooting Sports Tournament. He remained calm and felt he would have a score that would reflect a “personal best”-where better to get it than at state? He only had one “flier” that whiz-banged to outer portion of the target, every other shot was nicely grouped toward the center. Their coach felt that the Flathead senior team had a great chance of taking state. Tori was able to sneak a couple of pictures…
This weekend we were able to go to Bozeman for state shooting sports. Now this is no small feat. Packing and repacking and double checking to make sure we have everything for 9 people is a real adventure! Did everyone pack a swimsuit? Did you pack diapers? Do you have socks? x 9 times. Get some one to take care of all your animals. Thanks dad and mom! Then there is the cramming of all your stuff into the van and stuffing 6 wiggly little bodies into their seats. Thank heaven for car seats! Then the 300 mile drive and constant asking of where are we now? How much longer until we are there? Is this town Bozeman? And hearing…I have to go pee… just AFTER you leave Clearwater junction and it is the last bathroom for MILES… I’m hungry…Turn down the heat, it’s too hot…Turn up the heat it’s cold in here… Whoops! (what just spilled?)…
Then when your finally there! YEAH!! Zayne was so happy to be out of his car seat and crawled all over the place. The other kids were able to get in alot of swimming and burned off all the energy that they had saved up.
They room was very nice and the eat in kitchen was very handy! We were able to get pizza’s and cook them in our room and have ice cream for dessert. In the morning the motel put out a nice hot breakfast and we even remembered to spring ahead so Sawyer made to his competition in time!
Oh happy joy joy 😉 More snow…
Any volunteers to go feed?
Issued by The National Weather Service
4:07 pm MST, Thu., Mar. 5, 2009
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY…
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 3 TO 5 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING… WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES ALONG THE EASTERN SHORE OF FLATHEAD LAKE. IN ADDITION… GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH SHOULD DEVELOP THIS EVENING CAUSING AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AS WELL AS WIND CHILLS TO 10 BELOW ZERO. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG HIGHWAY 2 BETWEEN HUNGRY HORSE AND KALISPELL.
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