Monday, March 9, 2009

I am sooo glad that we are alive!!!

I did not take this picture, but this is a picture that displays a little bit of what we drove in last night ... except we had even less visibility and it was dark outside!!! Do you see the parts on the side of the picture that are COMPLETELY white? That is what our entire front wind shield looked like ... we could see NOTHING! But let me start at the beginning.

After an insanely busy week we were fortunate to have a very fun weekend. One of my Christmas presents this year were tickets to a dinner theater in town. We went with the Law's on Friday night and had a wonderful time. The show was very silly, but also very entertaining! It was about the pirates of the North Saskatchewan and the man who played "Captain Jack" was spot on! I seriously couldn't believe that he wasn't Johnny Depp, except that we were watching a dinner theater and I don't think Johnny would do anything like that now :-) At the end of the show they ask you to fill out comment cards which they then put into a raffle, which ... I WON!!! I never win anything and so it was a very exciting event for me! I won tickets to the next show.
(Irene this picture is for you ... I wanted you to see my outfit!!!)

Saturday we drove to Lethbridge to spend time with my cousin. It was a lovely relaxing day filled with the best manicotti I have ever eaten! WOW it was soo good! We then headed over to the main event, professional bull riding! It was very cool and very entertaining. One cowboy got trampled, but he walked away just fine. I really think that the guys who ride the bulls and the bull fighters (the clowns) are insane, but they make for a good show! Our seats were pretty close and it is truly crazy to see the size of these animals! The best ride of the night was also the guy who won! The bull was crazy and I couldn't believe that he actually stayed on that long. This sport really makes you realize just how long 8 seconds can be!

We of course headed home after that and hit the blizzard head on, in the middle of nowhere! I am normally the one who is freaking out in the passenger seat, but Justin is always very calm. Imagine how I reacted to my "really calm" husband totally freaking out because he had never driven in anything that bad before! I was so scared and I knew that my reaction was not helping the situation AT ALL so I called my dad, kept my eyes closed and just had him talk me through! I was convinced we were going to die right then and there in the middle of nowhere!!! The white wash continued until we were almost home, but we did indeed arrive safely.

Unfortunately the drive from hell almost tripled the time it should have taken to get home and it was also day light savings! With the time change we got home at 2:50am and were in bed by 3:06am. I had to be awake at 7:00am to finish the last details on my primary lesson for church and I had to arrive early so we could run through the piece I was playing before church started. I am happy to report that I played well and I think the lessons went well.

Needless to say I came home from church and as a family we all took a VERY long nap!!! It was lovely and I am so looking forward to a less hectic week ahead!

(I have pictures from the rodeo, but I can't find the cord to the camera and Justin is already asleep. I will load them tomorrow!)


Fred ... said...

Good, I can't wait to see the bull riding pictures. I remember driving in "white out" like it was yesterday. It can be very stressful. I'm glad you got home safely.

Da Costa said...

Awesome outfit! You look super hot! Where'd you find those boots? :0)
Crazy weather! I'm glad you guys are alive too! Love you!

Michelle said...

I'm glad you made it home okay! Sounds like you had a very exciting weekend!

Grandpa said...

I remember white outs like that,about 6 hrs from Calgary to Edmonton and white knuckle sessions between Calgary and Lethbridge. Bet you can't guess why I moved to the West Coast.

Lynn said...

Very nice outfit Kira! Love the new look of leather leggings.

Looks like you guys went to Stage West. That is SUCH a fun place! How appropriate for someone with a blog title like yours. LOL!

That blizzard was nuts, eh? So scary and so out of the blue! Dean had to cancel all of the Stake Presidents' meetings and appointments just soon after the snow started to fly. Crazy! Glad you made it home alright.

Amanda Palmer said...

I am glad you made it home safe and sound as well. Love the is new??

Christy said...

Ooh la la... Lookin' hot!
Glad you made it home safe... and your sharing time was great!

Peter and Mandy said...

Glad you made it home safely...that looks really freaky. Super cute outfit.

Lisa L said...

I hate driving in those blizzards!! I don't miss it that's for sure.

Heidi said...

I'm glad you're alive. I hate super-bad snow storms.