we hit a little snow storm...
and decided to stop at a campsite in St. Paul, Indiana.
Out in the middle of nowhere!
We parked and watched the snowflakes fall...
Have you ever seen a snowflake up close?
Us Californians haven't!
Each one is unique and different. Isn't God amazing, even in the little things.
Then I did what any homeschool mom would do....
a lesson on snowflakes.
Then we finished our lesson making paper snowflakes.
We decorated the inside of the RV. It looked like a winter wonderland inside and outside.
(perfect for these two who insisted we have a wedding for them)
Then we shortly welcomed their baby.
(this "love" only lasted for a very short time. ha!)
We stayed 5 days at this little campsite.
Out in the middle of nowhere.
We were the only ones there!
In the middle of nowhere!
got sick.... (look at Farrah's face ha!)
and played some more.
This was our backyard for 5 days. The kids loved the playground.
We did a little exploring.......(in our car)
I love to just drive and see what there is to see...
No plans..just time on our hands:)
We followed the sign that said buffalo and soon came to a farm full of buffalo.
Lots of Colts fans!
It's fun being in a state that is in the Superbowl! Everyone and everything is decorated in Colts!
even the barns...
But it's not always fun and smooth sailing....
Late one night Finley was having trouble breathing. Remember we are in the middle of nowhere and it's snowing! It's a good 40minutes into town. Her chest was caving in with every breath. I called the 24hour nurse from our insurance and explained what was going on...she told me to call 911.
So we did......
The fire department and ambulance came out. They came in their normal clothes. They were really nice and professional, but looked like they just stepped out of a rodeo. They all knew eachother well. No uniforms. Just jeans and sweatshirts with colt caps on.
Finley's oxygen levels were low so they took her to the hospital. Justin rode with her and I waited behind with the other sleeping kids.
It was hard to watch my baby drive off not knowing where they were taking her......
Where was the nearest hospital in nowhere land?
One thing good about a small town, Finley was the only one in the ER. So they did an xray, gave her breathing treatments and she was discharged in 3 hours!
3:00AM I got the call from Justin to come pick them up. He gave me the address to the hospital.
It's snowing and all the kids are asleep.
The roads are snowed over and I have no satellite reception on my navigation.
I woke up all the kids...
bundled them up...
Austin (sweet boy) scrapped the snow off my windshield and side windows, while I got the other ones dressed in layers. I didn't even ask him.(such a cool kid)
Then we prayed...
No street lights, snow falling, and no paved roads.
I had no idea where we were going.
I started to tear up when I realized not even my phone worked.
I had no reception.
We are in the middle of nowhere! On the back roads of Indiana.
We see lights from a far and follow it....
this leads us to the main road and now we have satellite reception.
20min later we are picking up Daddy and Finley.
Finley is on an antibiotic and needs an inhaler. She has no RSV or phenomena.
We are back to smooth sailing......
Still in Indiana.
Headed to Nashville, TN.
YeeHaw! Get back out the boots and cowboy hats!