Friday, October 19, 2007

Rexburg or bust....

the beautiful tetons
Grandma Berta...my kids can't wait to see her.

So the kids and I are heading to Rexburg. Cortney is went on a hunting trip with his friends from work. He looks forward to this trip all year...infact last night he told me he is looking forward already to next years trip. He says every second of it is fun. So while he is off being a man...I thought I would have some fun too. So I am packing us up and driving to Rexburg. We haven't been to Rexburg in FOREVER. Cortney is just too busy in the summer time. I always want to go up but I haven't personally driven further than Salt Lake since I got into that really bad car accident (my cousin kristy was driving) on the way home from my grandpa Earl's funeral. There is something about rolling over and over in a fast moving car, with your baby next to you, that really spoils driving. It really made me see how fragile life is. So this will be hard for me. When we go to Moses Lake Cali drives every minute. I help the kids the whole time and she drives. She knows how freaked out I am so she drives. That is one of the reasons we have been going so much...we fill every seat in her van (also the fact that their have been one million family functions...weddings, reunions, farewells, more weddings). It won't be long before we have too many kids to ride together. It just saves so much money...and for me I don't have to drive. So wish me luck. I know I can do this. The drive to Rexburg isn't very long. I know exactly where I am going...so I won't have to stress about getting lost. I can do this. It is crazy that it has taken me this long (the car accident was three years ago). I am soooooooooo excited to be in Rexburg. It is my second home. I love it...and we always have a great time. I can't wait to see everyone...and my kids are SOOOO EXCITED. Can't wait!

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

I hear ya! I would be apprehensive about driving if I had been in that accident too. I really don't like to drive long distances. I'm not a good driver at all so it stresses me out.

Kacey Nielsen said...

I think about that all the time. And think of poor kristy who has been in 3 rollover car crashes... I think her fear has developed into a phobia. I know you will be fine though but I will say an extra prayer for you anyway :)

If there is one thing we definitely learned from that experience it was that the Lord is surely watching over us!

Samantha said...

that was scary. i can't believe you haven't driven since. You can do it sister.

Cassidy said...

I remember hearing about that! I don't blame you for being scared. I still cringe everytime I have to turn left on Highway 17 to go to my house (I got big time rear-ended there). I'm jealous you live within driving distance of family. If I lived that close (even 12 hours) I'd be going home all the time.