well, i guess this day can't get any worse....wait. YES, IT CAN.

we're having a loverly time on our park city trip--until monday morning, that is. i was just about to jump in the shower to get ready to go down to slc for my much anticipated blogger dinner when i heard the girls all screaming in the other room--you know the scream, the terrified, "something is really wrong"--the scream that stops your heart cold? yeah, we run out into the living room and mia has blood dripping from the back of her head, gushing everywhere. she had fallen backwards onto our stone fireplace and had the hugest head wound--we grabbed towels to put on it and russ and i rushed down to the park city insta-care . it just wouldn't stop bleeding, and we were soaking thru towels left and right and i was nervous that they were making us wait--FINALLY we got back there and they said that she would need 3 staples. not so bad.....but it did change russ and the girl's plan to go to lagoon that day--we decided we would try it the next day and he would just drop me off to amy for the dinner and they would go to a movie.

i spared you the staples shot--i didn't want anyone vomiting on my watch. my poor little mia--she looks like she's a casualty of war! but all was well again.....





until THIS happened at about 4pm:








seriously??!!! you can't make this stuff up sometimes, but we seem to like living it......i actually slept thru the whole thing--i was dozing in the front seat when all of a sudden i felt a huge jolt and airbags popping and smoke and my girls screaming THAT scream, again. (seriously, how many times can your heart stop in one day? geez.) i looked over at russ and he was okay and i looked back and everyone else was fine, but scaredscaredSCARED and crying. the smoke was bad, so once we got out of the car we could see that russ had rear-ended a large flat-bed trailer.

AWESOME.

however, the man who we rear-ended couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. amy got there and rescued us right away, got the girls in her car and started a movie, and i kind of wandered around in a daze, trying to decide what to do......shock, perhaps? the policewoman who arrived at the scene came and asked if i was okay, and i laughed and told her we had already spent 3 hours that morning at the insta-care with massive head-wound harry and that we didn't think the day could get any worse, but apparently i was wrong. she talked with the driver of the flatbed, and asked if it was okay if she didn't give us a citation, considering our lucky streak, and he was all for it.

i still got to go to the dinner (HEY! NOTHING WOULD STOP ME FROM BEING THERE!) and we got to rent this sweet miniature for the next 3 days---here my girls are showing their love and devotion to the 'ride'--

32 comments:

devri said...

Crap that is bad luck right there. But your little one in that head bandage is so cute, and look at the mini mindis next to the mini.

Tiffany said...

Sorry, I was going to write a comment here about how sorry I am for your fireplace incident and car incident, but I am too mesmerized by the video footage of your palatial motel room.

YOWZA!

Do you need a nanny next time you visit? I am good with kids.

{jen} said...

Seriously? That impressive bad luck!

jennie w. said...

Jeez, I almost feel sorry for you but considering the say at Stein Erickson, notsomuch.

Lesley said...

Holy crap when you go, you go big!

Tanja said...

Wow, they say bad luck comes in three's and I am pretty sure that yours qualify and the bad streak is over. Over.

I am a fan of your committment to your fellow bloggers and to John!

Krista said...

my worst fear is having to rush my kids to the hospital. Glad to hear everything is okay. wheww! scary.

Cole said...

I know the scream you're talking about. I've heard it and yes, my heart stopped too. Hearing it twice in one day? More than any woman should have to face. Poor thing!

Angie said...

If you didn't have bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all! What a day! Glad you are all safe and ok though! Amy had told me about the auto incident. At least you got to the dinner, right?

So there is hope if we rear end someone? No ticket? He must of thought you were hot, desperate, out of money, out of patience or something. 2 thumbs to you girl!

rachel said...

Your dedication to us means so much, sniff sniff...well at least that was all squeezed into one day so you could enjoy the rest of your trip in peace :)

Christie said...

Holy schnikes - I cannot believe you still made it to dinner. Now I feel like even more of a slacker.

Jennie Minor said...

that sucks! I feel so bad for little Mia. Staples? OUCH! Sorry about the car too! Oh wow! Never ending!

boxerlover said...

Sorry about your bad luck. That sucks to wreck a car.

You have got to talk the RBC into going to Lake Powell. I think it is one of the most wonderful places.

hoLLy said...

oh no! that is horrible. just when you think things can't get worse, they always do,right? i'm glad your little mia is okay! and enjoy that pimpin ride:)

simply kris said...

glad you are all ok. hope mia lives up the injury and is babied to the max. love the ManVan. i kick it in one myself.

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Ida said...

Is your name Murphy? Oh I meant Mindi, I hope nothing else happens on your trip. You have AAA right?

Holly H. said...

I still can't believe that happened to you! I think you've had your fair share of trama during the past month! Glad you all are safe and "somewhat" sound.

Trina said...

Oh, Mindi...I am glad that everyone has survived.
I had one of those head bleeders with one of the kids I was a nanny for...FREAKED ME OUT. Then he only needed two staples. I hate it when they scare me like that.
Sorry about the car. What crazy luck.

tammy said...

Dang girl! I'm not gonna freak you out and say that bad things always come in 3's......but you may just wanna stay home and not do.a.thing. for the next little while.

Kami said...

You are such a trooper, I am so sorry this happened to y'all. Poor little Mia. I hope she is doing well on the mend now.

I am so glad that nothing stopped you.

Tiffany said...

Aww. I'm so sorry!! Hope everything is better now... =)

samiam said...

This just sucks. Wow you sound like you are still in pretty good spirits anyways. And thank goodness you made it to the dinner priorities I tell you!!!!

Amy said...

The part that cracks me up is when I talked to Russ after the instcare I almost said...Dude, don't wreck your car now!" It was quite the eventful afternoon. I'm glad I was meeting you anyways... alls well that ends well! Oh... don't want to hear about if there is room for comments... I am at the bottom of a pretty long list!

Misty said...

At least you ended the day off with a great "note." Okay, way too cheesy, but it wouldn't have been the same without you.

Thanks!

Megal said...

sweet, sweet Mia. I feel so bad about the fact they took a staple gun to her head. I guess whatever it takes to stop the incessant bleeding.

steveandsteph said...

Good Grief! That is a pretty crazy story. So glad it all ended up okay. Man life is scary!

Rusti said...

Holy crap! I hope you seriously spoiled yourselves after going through a day like that!

No Cool Story said...

What the foxtrot?
Hmm, considering all the stuff that happened, you guys came out not too bad. Yay for friends and the nice driver.

Sorry about all the heart stops (stopping? Stoppers?), I am glad no one got hurt.

{Annie N.} said...

What the! That sucks, I'm sorry. I'm glad you guys are all ok. Sweet Vanie!

Tori :) said...

That seriously sounds like a "vacation" we had a few years ago. Tire blow outs, t-boned, missed flights... Not fun.
Glad everyone is ok.

MiaKatia said...

Oh dang Mindi that really stinks. I have dinged (translation wrecked) my car a time or two and it is never fun. So glad that Mia is ok and that she just needed a few staples. That girl is a trooper.