Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Need a good laugh?

So this morning we got ready to take Mike to school. He had class at 9 am so we walked out the door at 8:30. When Mike tried to unlock the car the keyless entry would not work. We immediately knew it was the battery because it has been needing to be replaced for a while. We had no neighbors around to jump us so I thought I will run (yes literally) over to Walmart and buy a battery and Mike can stay home with the boys and take the old one out while I am gone. Walmart is about 1 mile from our house so I took off running and it was close to 90 degrees already. The run was really hard because last night Mike put me through a good work out and my legs and arms were so tired!

I made it to Walmart and bought the battery but I didn't realize how heavy it was. There was no way I was going to be able to carry that back home by myself. I looked around and found a cooler with wheels and loaded the battery inside. Meanwhile, Mike is at home taking the battery out of the car. Emerson is sitting in the jogging stroller watching him. Emerson had his sandals sitting next to him in the stroller but not on his feet. After Mike got the battery out, about 5 minutes later, he looked over and Emerson was gone. He looked all around the garage and around the car but he wasn't there. He went in the house and looked all over and called his name and he didn't answer. He ran outside and ran down the driveway area, turned the corner and saw Emerson halfway down the road. Some lady had pulled over and was trying to talk to him but he could have cared less. He had put his shoes on by himself and ran down the road kicking rocks.

So, Mike called me and told me this story as I am pulling a cooler at 9 in the morning down a busy road. I am crossing this busy intersection and I hear a "Sister Hall" being yelled from a car. I turn around and it is a lady in my ward asking me if I needed a ride. I felt so dumb and told her I was okay because I was almost home. As soon as I get to the other side of the street a friend from my ward pulled over and asked if I wanted a ride. My arms were killing me and so I said yes to her. It was such a wild morning and so funny! So, if any of you are in need of a good laugh just picture me pulling a cooler in my sweats in 90 degree weather down a busy road.....it was pretty entertaining for all those driving by I am sure!

Thanks Jamie for the ride home and for dinner last night, you are the best!

11 comments:

Logan said...

Oh my goodness! What an adventure! But it did give me a good laugh! :)

Kelsey said...

Hahahaha. That's hilarious. I'm picturing it now. Too funny.

Megan said...

This is very, very funny. You know my favorite part? What kind of workout did Mike put you through last night ;-)

Surrounded by boys!!! said...

Okay, although some may laugh, only a woman could have pulled this off! Yeah that's right. God made us special because there is no way a man could have run to WALMART, found a battery and a cooler, checked out and returned home in 30 minutes! My only other comment... why do you even have sweats if you live in Arizona????
And because I am very pregnant I made sure I peed before reading this, and its a good thing I did.

How Sweet it is! said...

Way funny!

Rachel said...

That is awesome!! I really did laugh out loud! Its true only a girl would pull that off. The cooler was a great idea, ingenious!!!!

Brand N' Kys said...

Haha. This sounds like a typical Brandon and Kylie story! I am so glad I am not alone! This did make me laugh and I needed one. THanks for sharing Val. I love your attitude!

Jessica said...

Wow, Val. I'm impressed. I do agree that the cooler was an amazing idea. I don't know that I would have thought of that. And way to go for working out already...I hope to get to that point soon! That story will be one to tell forever! Hilarious...

Meg said...

VAL!!! That made me laught my head off!! This is so a SCHROEPPEL family story!! Of course "WE" would be the ones to choose to do this!! And "WE" would think of the cooler pulling trick!! And YOU just having a baby! YOU KILL ME!! I am dying laughing still!

Meg said...

And YES.. I laughed about the Mike workout!! I thought.. has it been 6 weeks yet?! hahahha

Scott and Wendy said...

Mike- Congrats on the baby!! We want to see more pictures!! How's school going? One year down!!
ps we still have your teeth!
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