Thursday, August 21, 2008

No mas

I have a couple things to blog about bare with me.....

Last Thursday August 14th, Wow that was a week ago. Was an interesting day. 

This is the story as I was told/remember. For more details ask Brett.

I was super excited because that Thursday we, as a Primary Presidency, were going to have our first meeting together and I had so many idea floating around my head. Well if any of your are LDS you know that meetings never start on time, unless it's sacrament meeting. The meeting started at 4:00 at 4:10 I get a call from Brett and he says 
"Um... I have a problem, I just got in an accident. I'm okay but the car is pretty messed up. They are sending a tow truck."
 "Do I need to come and get you?"  
 "Maybe I will call you back."
He calls me back and says the car is un-driveable (sp?) 
I didn't want to leave my much anticipated meeting that had just started, so I called up my good brother Nate and had him pick up my truck and go and get Brett. Thanks Nate Dawg : )

I guess what happened was that Brett was driving home on the I-10 going westbound in the far left lane next to the carpool lane. He was slowing down, not stopping, just like you do in stop and go traffic, when so crazy crack out guy rammed into him which propelled him into the car in front of him. EVERYONE WAS OKAY. Our new 2007 Hyundai Tucson however is not. The bumper is no mas/more, exhaust is bent, the doors really will not open, and the radiator was broken. Brett never even saw the guy coming. I believe the van in front got some damage but didn't have to be towed. The guy behind wouldn't talk to anyone because he was either to shocked or stoned too. I believe they did take him to the hospital just to be safe but there was no visible damage. The police officer did determine it was the stupid guy's, behind Brett, fault. 

So his insurance company has hooked us up with a rental car that we are loving. It's a 2006 Ford Fusion. It actually goes fast when you push on the gas unlike my 4 cylinder suv

We just got the word yesterday that there was extensive damage that it is a total loss

We are kind of excited that we get to buy a new car. it was a blessing as well because we wanted to get out of our high priced suv but didn't know how. Now we are just looking for something cheap and gets good gas mileage. 

Cool Feature

I love my truck. We have a big beautiful Dodge truck. I just hate the gas mileage of course. So it hardly ever gets taken around. But it does have a cool feature it tells you how many miles you have left until you run out of gas. We push it to the limit all the time. But unfortunately when it says zero miles to go and I put in $15 bucks it still remains at zero. So we just continue to drive it and try to determine our mileage ourselves. 
So this super cool feature that is offered in our truck, is not so helpful
Well..... you can imagine what happened. I got in the truck with Tori and we were on our way to drop her off at the grandparents so I could work. The truck didn't even want to roll more than 3 feet in any direction. After a couple tries it seemed to work okay. (my parents only live 2 miles away so I thought I might be okay). I just coasted it through my neighborhood, and around the corner to the stop sign, I was doing okay until I need to turn on to the major street. There I was in the middle of the road stopped and cars were starting to come from all directions. Some how I got the truck to roll backwards and get it out of the middle. A very nice Goodyear citizen helped me push the truck to the side of the road while I waited for my brother Nate to come and rescue me. I realized during that, 10-12 minute, wait that it is cooler outside of a car than inside with no AC. My truck read that it was 117 degree outside as well. Gross. Me and poor Tori got all red and sweaty. 
I am never going to trust my truck again. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Calling

So I have been in my ward a total of one and half months. Sunday I received my new calling. I am now the 1st counselor in the Primary Presidency. I am really excited about it but wasn't really surprised at all. They just reorganized every organization in my church and everyone was receiving new callings/assignment. I was asked two or three weeks after I moved in to sub as the primary chorister while someone was out of town for the 4th of July. I new that if I did a good job then I would probably end up helping in the primary. So now that brings us to today. I just hope my kids act like this. 


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Before I was a Mom...

Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin .
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much..
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.