Wednesday, December 26, 2007

crazy Christmas

It's all over, so sad. We received fun stuff and gave more fun stuff. Went from one family to another to another. I just love Christmas, but we certainly had a crazy day. We got up early in the morning at my parents' house, opened presents, had breakfast, and set off to the elder Kirnan homestead. My parents got us a GPS for Christmas... a totally unexpected yet much desired gift. We have gone from my parents' to Ryan's parents' houses a hundred times before, but this time, just this time, we decided to use the GPS and see if its magical powers could find a secret route and get us there faster. At one point about 3 miles from my parents' house, it suggested that we go straight down a back road, instead of turning right onto the main road and normal way that we would go. Oh, and did I mention we were in my terrible-in-the-snow car and NOT the Jeep?! Yeah. Not 1/4 mile down the road, going 35 mph, we hit some slushy snow, weaved across the road, did a 180 turn and ended up backwards in a 4 foot ditch. Merry Christmas!!!!! I almost hyperventilated. Poor Ryan. It was so not his fault... and NOW he understands why I hate driving in the snow!!! To add to the irony (I consider landing in a ditch on Christmas day out of all days a little ironic)... my aunt and uncle who live a mile down the road from where this happened just happened to be driving by and stopped. I felt so stupid sitting here, front bumper reaching to the sky. My uncle went and got his truck, my dad showed up (with Zach, Michael, and Jack in tow) and we were outta there in seconds. Whew. It was really scary... we are just so grateful that the Lord kept us safe! All I could think of afterwards was what COULD have happened.... could have hit a tree, pole, another car.... ugh I am getting a headache just retelling it. But we are SAFE and my car survived without a scratch. It's just something you don't want to deal with on Christmas.... blah. Otherwise, we had a great few days of no work and family time. You should have seen my grandma playing my cousin's DDR on Christmas Eve!!! hehe!!!


  1. Glad you're safe and that nothing worse happened. I'm also glad you were close to family who could help you fast. Sounds like a great blessing in an annoying situation.


  2. Oh my gosh, Ash! I am so glad you guys are OK! How scary. What a great gift that GPS system is, though (when it's not leading you into roads where you fly into ditches)!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  3. First of all you have a Jeep? Jealous! Second of all you now have a GPS? Green with envy! I hate snowy roads, I'm glad you are all alright.

    Sounds like you guys had a good and busy Christmas. I'm sad it is over, but I am actually glad for things to sort of slow down again.

    You and Ryan are such a cute couple. Your scarf looks great! :)

  4. I LOVE DDR, we haven't played it in years. We used to waste so many fun hours playing though! I think I'm going to have to dust off the dance pads and play this weekend. :D

    My sister is getting married Wednesday, January 9th! Weekdays were cheaper at the reception center. ;)

  5. Hi Ash!! Wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and glad to know all was OK!!! I need a GPS too!! I hope the New Year brings you everything you desire!!

  6. you two are a beautiful couple! Glad everythings ok. We love our GPS. We have a Garmin. I wasnt won over initially but I am not a GPS addict :-)

  7. Ash, you're too nice, it's nice to be missed by someone. I'm anxiously waiting for you to be back... posting that is!

    Since your "list" is similar to mine we should check in every few months to see how each other is doing.

    Have a good night!