Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Things are crazy here right now. Thanks for offering your cars. We were able to borrow Andrew's grandma's car for the next few days until our Chevy Nova is fixed. We're renting a moving van on Saturday. So things should work out. Once we get everything moved out, then we will finish a few things on the house we haven't done yet (painting trim, etc.)
Have a nice week!!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The last hour of this drive is mostly winding around in Price Canyon at 60 mph. I was probably only driving for 20 minutes when out of nowhere a GIANT deer was right in front of me!! I don't think I had time to even scream, but I know my foot went to the brake pedal (not sure how much I was able to slow down. Andrew said he didn't notice anything wrong until I hit the brakes). For any of you who have been in a big car accident (I had been in one when I was 16), there's this strange moment right when you realize what's about to happen and then it happens. But inside that moment is a lot of surreal slow motion and feeling like this is your last moment alive. Luckily, the deer did not go through the windshield! Thank goodness we have a Saturn with a hood that has a sharp high to low curve and not a gradual one. The windshield cracked, but didn't break.
I don't remember pulling off to the side of the road, but somehow I was there. We were all frozen in a state of shock, breathing heavily, and Kate was crying (she was fine--thank heavens!). The deer didn't make it, though. The person driving behind us stopped immediately to see if we were all okay. It took me a minute to realize that we were. Luckily, our car was still drivable and we weren't stranded in the middle of nowhere an hour from home. I switched back with Andrew and he drove the rest of the way. Our main headlights were out, but the brights on one side worked.
I'm a little sore today, but that's all. I couldn't even think about our damaged car until I got home. As I sat back with Kate in the back seat, tears filled my eyes---I was just so grateful no one was hurt. As we had left Colorado, we had forgotten to say a prayer together (Andrew, me, and Andrew's brother), so I just said a little one to myself and prayed for safety. Heavenly Father definitely answered my prayer. Not only were we unharmed, but our car was able to get us back home again.
After we got home, Andrew said that maybe it was a good thing because he wouldn't be able to work this week (with the car broken) and so he'd be able to work hard on us getting packed up and moved (we'll need to borrow a car to move, though...). We have to be out this Friday (assuming everything goes through). If we didn't have the money coming in from the sold house, we wouldn't even have any money to get the car fixed.
Anyway, hope everyone had safe Thanksgiving travel! I'll post a couple pictures from our trip later.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Hee hee. So Kate loves putting blankets and clothing of any kind on her head. Whatever she can find, really. The funny thing is, she doesn't just do it to play "peek a boo." Most of the time, it seems, she just enjoys going about her other business with a shirt on her head. Maybe she thinks of it like a cape or something. Too cute.
By the way, we'll be in CO for the long weekend visiting Andrew's mom. So I'll blog later. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
So...since we just have a couple weeks to move out--anyone know of a place? Heh, heh...
Monday, November 12, 2007
One of Kate's favorite activities is to play "peek-a-boo." There have been a couple of times where she will put a blanket over her head when I'm not in the room. I'll come back several minutes later and she will still have the blanket on her head! Ha! She patiently waits for me to return. So fun.
It's pretty exciting. It's not as much as we had hoped (in the beginning) to get, but it's still enough that we can pay off our debts (phew!), Andrew can finish school, and I can stay at home (wherever that may be now--we'll need to find a place in a hurry!) with Kate. :) I know a kid at work that just got a job as a proof reader for BYU Independent Studies. It's a part time job that he can do from home. Sounds perfect for me! If we move soon, I will probably apply. That would be nice to have a little more income.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Thanks to everyone's calls and cards (Paul--your message really made us laugh). You're the best!
Monday, November 5, 2007
We want to sell our house--so if I have clean this neighborhood up by myself--that's what I'm going to do. This could just be the start of a beautiful relationship (between me and the cops). :)
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Kate and I went on a fun Fall walk yesterday. The Provo River Trail is such a gorgeous place! Fall has always been my favorite time of year: the crisp afternoon air, the thick smell of fallen leaves, the satisfying crunch beneath my feet, and the rich colors swirling whimsically with every breath of wind. Wow. Does life get any better than that?
For Kate, the experience was sweetened by prolonged sucking on a stick (I knew she had a stick--I didn't realize for a while that she was eating it...).
Thursday, November 1, 2007
We finally had Trick-or-Treaters this year. We've been here two years and no one has ever come. But a Mia Maid in my class said she was going trick or treating--so I made her promise to come to my house with the kids she baby sits. Yay! Kate snickered the whole time they were at the door.