I took the day off on Friday so that we could leave Thursday night after Thad's class for Utah. We left at 10 even though Thaddeus was feeling quite sick and drove through the night so that the kids could sleep in the car (instead of going crazy). It worked out well and they slept all but 2 hours or so. Sammy woke up with a super huge grin because the ground was covered with snow. He didn't stop smiling for about 45 minutes--he was so excited to be in Utah. By the time we got up to Orem the snow had all but melted from the day before but Sammy did get to see a little on the ground.
We made great time (10 hours without speeding), but by this time Thad was about ready to die and crawled into bed. He was really icky but rested a bunch and felt a lot better but still coughing and sneezing. I felt it that night and I spent the second day with the chills, coughing, sneezing and wanting to die (okay, not really, but you get the picture). And poor Sammy got it the worst on the third day --He was up half the night, coughed so hard he threw up, and had diarrhea, the chills, and a fever along with his cough and runny nose. Nathan seems to be coughing now but hopefully he doesn't get it as bad!
On Saturday we got to go to James' baptism (Chris and Jana's oldest) and it was very nice. The baptism was our whole reason for driving up so I'm glad that we all felt well enough to go!
It was a nice trip but we didn't get to visit the extended family that we would have liked to because of the yucky sickness (we didn't want to spread anything and the sick person was not happily moved or awakened on their day). Here are a few more pictures though...