Saturday, November 24, 2007

Stranded with Rudolph...


I was raised on these Christmas movies by Rankin Bass and I just love them. I have most of the videos and the action figures. Yes, that's right, I have the action figures. I just bought the 8 video collection on dvd that came out this year. We were watching them on the way home when something went wrong with our Yukon. We are now stranded in Des Moines for the weekend since the dealership service center closed at 4 and we got there at 3. No one works on Sunday, so our car and family have to sit until Monday. We are staying in a pretty nice hotel with a pool. We are planning on visiting the Science Museum tomorrow. We're determined to make the best of it : )

27 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Cute makeover...
I love how you can change them all the time..
I wish I was that talented..
Sorry to hear about the truck..
But look at it on the bright side..You get to go to the museum...
YEAH..
Have fun..
Love Rudolph...
(and you know who my AWESOME secret Buddy is... SHe is the BEST-thanks for the match...)
Kim

Holly said...

Love the new look. I just love Rudolph....Hermy is my favorite though :) Sorry to hear about your car. Have fun at the museum!

mommy24treasures said...

love your look too!!!
This is very cute.
I am glad you guys are going to have fun and make the best of a bad situation! Have fun tomorrow!

Dawn and Dale said...

What an adventure!! Glad you're making it a fun one!!!

Aren't you stranded where the Septuplets live??!! I'm Canadian so I'm probably wrong!! lol ;)

Jeff and Michelle said...

I love all those movies too! What would the Christmas season be without them?

Hope you get home soon!

Michelle

Cindi said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear you're stranded , but I grew up in Iowa and can attest to its often overlooked beauty. Glad you're making the best of it!

Hope you're on your way back home soon.

Christy said...

I am so sorry you are stranded. That is just horrible but at least you have a museum and a pool. It should be fun!!

Hope you get home soon and I am totally impressed with your ability to just change the look of your site from day to day. I love the new look!!!

Chrsity :)

Mr.Brian said...

Sorry to hear you are stranded in Des Moins.Do you realize you are about 3 1/2 - 4 hours from Becky and me right now.
I love your new look only wish I knew how to be so creative.
Hope your Yukon is an easy fix.And cheap too.
Mr.Brian

Juliette said...

I can't believe you managed to change the look while gone. Looks great!
I am glad you take the positive side of your issue with the truck and change it for a fun adventure for the kids and you. Sometimes when the regular schedule is changed, that's when we get the best memories.

Liz & Ava said...

Sorry to hear you are stranded...just think of it as an extended holiday!
Hoping it is an easy fix on Monday!

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear about the breakdown. I just saw the DVD set advertised, and may have to get it. I don't think the boys have seen many of them because they come on after bedtimes.

Enjoy your unscheduled stop.

Salome's Mom said...

Enjoy the time with your family. I am sorry about the truck but like Isabella's mom's said this way you get to bond with the family and see the museum.

I love the Rudolf story, I have the singing figures, the only ones I am missing is Santa and Clarisse.

Your blog is gorgeous, you out did yourself.

Laura Nipper said...

Love your blog. It always looks wonderful. Sorry to hear about the Yukon, but I am sure you will have fun at the museum.

We have a collection of the same videos. :)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is when you have the adventures... when you are stuck somewhere unexpected... at least that is what I think... as for the DVD set you bought... I want that bad... so many childhood memories... lol... I have to buy that and soon... take care...

Gail and Dan said...

Well Rudolph is just about my favorite, we also grew up with those movies. Hmmm I had no idea there were figures...might have to check them out. Being stranded isn't fun, hopefully you will be on your way soon. I'm only a few hours northeast of Des Moines. Have fun! :)

Terri @ in His hands said...

Love all those holiday favorites! Stay safe and warm!

cougchick said...

make the most of your unexpected stay! Love your blog look.

Kim & Jeff said...

Sorry to hear that you are stuck... But at least you are making the best of it... Like the new look!

When you get back on the road be safe!

Kim

Dannye said...

I love the Christmas blog makeover (probably no doubt Verna, what an awesome blog fairy she is...)...

so glad you are able to find the happiness in such yucky situations, here's to hoping your car is fixed quickly and you are back on the road to home soon!!

safe travels my friend!! hugs!

shuey6 said...

I want to get stranded with you! Cheesh, fun hotel and a field trip? That's great!

Hope your car is better than ever when you get home, car trouble is the worst.

Debz said...

Wow you know how to make the best of a trip! I'm not sure we would be as calm! I guess when there is nothing you can do there isn't much sence in making the time drag by under stress. Enjoy the museum.
Ps. The new header is beautiful.

Rachael said...

Enjoy the forced vacation!

Hope everything is straightened out okay for you on Monday.

Hope you have lots of good movies to watch for the rest of the weekend!

Truly Blessed said...

Way to extend the Thanksgiving vacation!

Have a wonderful time. The museum sounds fun, and nothing could be better than watching all of those holiday classic films again.

Have a safe journey when you finally get on the road!

When We Were Young said...

I love these vidoes!! Your blog is the perfect thing to get me in the mood to decorate tomorrow.

Hope you get home safely soon.

Noemi said...

Love the makeover! How do you do them? I also love all those movies, they bring back so many childhood memories. This will be another memory created for your family. Hope you had fun at the museum.

Noemi

K1 said...

huh, my earlier comment didn't post. Oh well, it wouldn't make sense now.

I hope you get the truck working soon and make it home safe and sound.

LINDA said...

There is also an awesome botanical garden there. Hate it that you have car trouble. Hope it doesn't dampen your holiday spirit!!