Thursday, September 24, 2009

So... 2 weeks ago...

I can't believe I am just now posting this, life has been so crazy lately but I totaled our 2006 Toyota Corolla on September 10th, 2009. She was a wonderful car. She never gave us any problems and we had barely had her for 2 years.

I was driving down the road close to our house dropping Sydney off at the baby sitter's before heading to work when I reached down to grab my sunglasses because the sun was in my eyes. Those few seconds and the fact that I was unaware of the sharp curve in that road made it so that I drove my car off the road and down a slope into an eight-foot deep ditch. There was about 1 1/2-2 feet of water in the ditch which got into my car's engine and killed it after about a minute. Sydney and I were just fine. I had a nasty seat belt rash and Sydney was a bit shaken but fine. Within 5 minutes, someone from the ward had seen my car in the ditch and called the Relief Society President. Brian was contacted and someone came and took care of Sydney while I dealt with the police officer and tow truck.

I feel quite fortunate considering the situation and am really grateful for the love and support from our family, friends and ward. Some friends of ours are letting us borrow their car and our insurance settlement more than covered the remaining balance on our loan. We will hopefully be getting a new car in the next week. It was really hard to start looking for cars because 1) car shopping is such a pain, all the test-driving, pushy salesmen, and just not having a favorite car picked out and 2) I kept thinking "I miss my Corolla!". I really felt a pang of loss (please don't think me materialistic) but I really liked our car! It was so good to us and it was so new when we got it! Only 16k miles and 1 year old. I felt so privileged!

Anyways, I know Sydney and I were being looked after and I do not take our safety for granted. All my love, Meagan.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Hey guys! I found this free mini-kit (for you digital scrapbookers out there!) and then there is a contest that if you use this mini-kit to make a layout and they choose yours, you can get $12 towards getting digital scrapbooking stuff! I really love the designs from Jady Day Studios and I think you will, too so $12 would be awesome! Here is the layout I submitted for the contest.

The kit includes 3 papers (not scalloped- I did that :) ), the flower, the butterfly, the green bow, the blue strip, the journaling box, the frame (in beige), the white and brown buttons and the wordart "I Love you". Pretty sweet kit! So, you should check it out! Later!