Thursday, January 30, 2014

#nelsendays2014 Week 4

Day 22: Matt got rear-ended by a Hummer while driving to a property tour. He was sitting at a red light when it happened, and the car hit him so hard that he pushed Matt's car into the car in front of him as well. :/ The  best part is that the guy driving the Hummer tried to tell Matt and the cop that Matt swerved into him and caused the accident. wow. Thankfully, the cop read right through the guy's lie and gave him a ticket for hitting two cars. Oh the words I have in my head for people like that. So Wednesday evening was spent at ole Wilbur's garage waiting for them to deliver the car so we could empty it. Ultimately, we are SO thankful that Matt was not injured badly and that it wasn't his fault. Since then, the car has been deemed totaled, so we're back to car shopping again. This will be our 6th car purchase in 6 years of marriage- ha. We are seriously pros at carpooling and car-buying. ;)

This was Wednesday night's meal when got back from Wilbur's. It is SO quick and easy and yummy! I'll say it maybe looks a little unappetizing, ha- but it is GOOD! You can find the recipe here.

Day 23: A cold, lazy Thursday night at our place- Matt in my Clemson beanie, me in his FSU sweatshirt, Chicken Divan, and our pre-wash cycle on the dishwasher. ;)

Day 24: Pajama Day! ...I'm so thankful I get to work with friends!

Day 25: Saturday afternoon was spent at the bowling alley with our UpStreet kiddos from church! They are big second graders now... last year, the actual game held their attention for maybe 3 frames. This year, they were competing with each other for the highest score until that last frame. They have definitely grown up a lot in the last 5 years.

Day 26: My new favorite toy- I shared this on my top 10 favorite products for the kitchen. The Keurig makes me feel like a barista in the mornings, and the drawer keeps all of the pods organizing and tucked away. And the chocolate glazed donut flavor is legit.

Day 27: Do not be fooled- this is the face of guilt. ;) The door was left open to this room and Tally found new baskets just begging to be chewed on. He looks so happy- haha

Day 28: Family carpool to work! Like I said, we're pros at the one-car thing. Tally cracks me up the way he poses for pictures...

So day 28 was quite an interesting day. Our school released kids one hour early because the snow was coming down hard- unfortunately, one hour was not early enough at all! This was me entering hour 4 of the drive home. My friend Sydney had her boyfriend pick her up and gave me her car to drive because she was too nervous to drive it! I was using her GPS to search for alternate routes and it kept asking me if I wanted to enter pedestrian mode because the car was moving so slow- ha. I had it in park or turned off for a good bit of time- long enough to let me catch up on all my reading group books and pluck my eyebrows. haha... And Matt sent me a picture of Tally's first time in the snow- he loved it!

After 7.5 hours in the car, I ended up having to park it about 2 miles from the house and walk the rest of the way. Matt came and met me half way. The walk was actually a nice change of pace from driving-ha! I don't know if I've ever been happier to be home! Matt and I walked in the door around 10:00 and he had spaghetti warmed and ready on the stove! He even sautéed the onion and garlic! I was seriously so impressed- MAJOR hubby points. ;)

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  1. I love all your pics on instagram! So glad Matt is okay and the accident wasn't too serious, well, aside from your car being totaled.

    I saw all the news reports about the snow you guys got and all the stranded motorist, etc. Glad you made it home safely.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Go Matt! Sautéing onions and garlic-he knows the way to your heart! :) and had no clue about mean Hummer dude. How ridiculous...I'm sure it didn't take the cop long to realize Matt might be the nicest guy ever and believe him instead.

  3. Those sloppy joe's look yummy...actually the whole plate looks pretty good. The snow was a complete mess..we live in NW AL and it got crazy here for a little bit but nothing like the bigger cities. Glad it's getting better.

  4. Glad Matt is ok, hope the car shopping goes smoothly :)


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  6. I am so glad that Matt is okay after that, how scary!!
    And Tally actually looks pretty proud to have chewed the basket, look at that grin! lol

  7. 1) I just found your blog via the Solo Viva giveaway, and I'm so glad I did! It's so cute!
    2) I'm a Clemson grad, too, and it's always fun to meet another of those! Go Tigers!
    3) I'm super glad that you're okay after the winter storm craziness. I'm in Charleston and we were more than unprepared for it, too.