Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another fun adventure!

So, Monday night Mike got a call from a friend in Utah asking when we were coming back because they needed another soccer player for the new season. Mike asked them when they were starting and he said tomorrow (they had a game at 11:30 pm)! Of course Mike said "I'll be there". We had just barely finished moving into our new house (we started the move on Friday) and packed up our bags Monday at 10:30 pm so we could drive to Utah and make it to the soccer game the next day.

At 7:30 am Mike had the car loaded and was going to drop off some trash at our friends house, (thanks Erick and Mandy) because we don't have a garbage can yet. As he was backing out he ran the car into our house! Luckily nothing happened to the house (except a little black paint) but our car is scratched pretty bad in the back. So, we left a few minutes later and I had kicked Mike out of the drivers seat because of the incident. We were on our way to my Dr. appointment and I pulled off the freeway and got to a stoplight that said "no turn on red." I was in a hurry so I stopped but went anyway and got pulled over...the cop was really nice about it and let me off with a warning and just told me to go get my drivers license in Arizona. So, we went to the doctor and ran a couple other errands and made our way out to Utah.

As we were driving up I got a voicemail from a lady in our new ward who had brought us dinner the night before. I realized after listening to her message that we had dropped off her dishes to a different family in the ward who had brought us dinner on Sunday night! I felt so stupid and had to call her back to explain what we did and since we were already half way to Utah I couldn't even go back and get it to her. A few minutes after I talked to her, Mike got pulled over for speeding and got a ticket. This is now his 3rd speeding ticket in less than a month!

The only good thing that happened on the way up to Utah is that the boys were such angels in the car! Madden slept most of the time and Emerson was so good and hardly watched movies. He just looked out the windows and pointed at every single car that we passed. We are finally here in Utah and hopefully we can stay away from getting pulled over for a little while. Now you can probably see what I meant in my last post that we like to keep life interesting!

9 comments:

Megan said...

What a fun adventure! Maybe it was the universe telling you to stay in Arizona for awhile so I'm not bored out of my mind. Are you guys gone for the rest of the summer?

Rachel said...

That is crazy what luck. I am glad you got to Utah safe, the speeding ticket sucks. We should go to lunch again if you have time, that would be great, and I would love to see Madden.

Brand N' Kys said...

haha! Your life rocks! See I have no good stories to tell. When you have grandkids you can tell them about that time you got pulled over three times... I will say ummm, lets read a story. See it's better to have these adventures! haha. Ok we need to come see that cute baby ASPA!

Jamie said...

Poor Val. I guess take the good with the bad, right? I can't wait to see your little guy. I saw his birth announcement at my moms house and he is ADORABLE. Of course, both of your boys are. Hope you have fun in Utah. I didn't even realize you bought a new house. How awesome!

How Sweet it is! said...

That story is almost as funny as the pulling the battery in t he cooler story! how long will you be here? We would love to see you and your little family!

The Gronemans said...

Val and Mike I have to say you guys are great! Everytime I read your blog I get a good laugh! Thanks for keeping things interesting!!

Dan and Linsey said...

Slow down! Just kidding, hope you have fun and don't get any more tickets.

Matt & Corrine said...

Valerie! I saw that you had called and was so sad to have missed it. We were at some friends' house for dinner. I have been meaning to call you back, but simply haven't yet. Congrats on the new baby boy! Emerson has grown up so much. They are both so handsome! Did you know that we're having a boy at the beginning of September? We're pretty excited. Also, I didn't know that Mike was doing the Air Force scholarship route. We are too! However, for some reason the max they'll pay for Optometry is 2 years with a 3 year service commitment. So, that's what we're in for. It's a total of 8 years (3 years active, 5 reserve). I hope all is going well and hope to catch up on the phone soon. Take care!

Meg said...

OH my gosh.. are you guys related to me or something!!? Sounds like a day in my life!! I am so sorry you had such a time.. but SOOO happy you are here!! Hope that you come with us to lunch on Thursday!!